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Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s–1970s
June 13–October 3, 2004
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Beyond Geometry is a large historical survey that examines the role that movements such as European and South American Concrete Art, Argentine Arte Madí, Brazilian Neo- Concretism, Kinetic and Op art, Minimalism, and various forms of Post-Minimalism played in the evolution of vanguard art throughout the West in the decades after World War II.
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Panel Discussion

October 1, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
LACMA West, fifth floor

Mel Bochner, Artist
David Lamelas, Artist
Jennifer Winkworth, Consultant to the Director and Vice President, Association du Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Moderated by Lynn Zelevansky, Curator and Department Head, Modern and Contemporary Art, LACMA

To make reservations for the panel discussion at LACMA please call (323) 857-6564.

Musical Performance

Tropicalia '68—Daring Days
Saturday, October 2, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
The Getty Center

Along with the Structures and Systems conference, the Getty presents a night of world-famous Brazilian Tropicalia music, featuring vintage recordings combined with visuals and simultaneous live performance with guitar, keyboard, and percussion, as well as a DJ who blends in contemporary sounds. The term Tropicalia was actually coined by a visual artist, Hélio Oticica (whose work is featured in Beyond Geometry), and the movement embraced poetry, the visual arts, and music. The music, with its electronic instrumentation and its mixture of Bahian and rock and roll rhythms, was a radical departure from bossa nova, and the movement as a whole was launched in opposition to Brazil’s military dictatorship of the era.

Tickets: $20; students/seniors, $15; call (310) 440-7300 for tickets

Video Screenings

Pioneers of Brazilian Video Art, 1973–1983
October 6, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
The Getty Center

Covering the first decade of video art production in Brazil, this presentation of extremely rare and newly restored video art ranges from lyrical experiments in abstraction to documentation of some of the most radical performance and body art ever made. Even more extraordinary is that many of these works were made at the height of censorship under BrazilĂ­s military dictatorship in the 1970s. The program includes short videos by Sonia Andrade, Analívia Cordeiro, Rafael França, Anna Bella Geiger, Geraldo Anhaia Mello, Letícia Parente, Roberto Sandoval, and Regina Silveira.