Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium Audio Guide Playlist
Elisabeth Sussman: in '78, he went back to Rio. I think the political situation was getting slightly better. He still had family there and so he went back. He seemed to be from all accounts very glad to be back there.
Donna De Salvo: Rijanviera, which is a work that Oiticica makes when he returns to Rio after his time in New York, is a very sublime work. It's more about nature and it seems in a kind of opposition to what you see in Tropicália, which reflects the city and urban environment. But, it is perhaps symbolic of his return to Rio and a calm. When he returned to Rio, he regained his health, which had become increasingly more fragile during the time in New York—perhaps, in that sense, reflects a calm in the artist himself about being back in Rio and creating a new body of work.
Well, you enter Rijanviera, you remove your shoes and you enter. And it has stones that you walk over so there's the sensation of feeling the stones and then entering into the piece, which is equally covered with a fabric. And you walk into water, so you have the experience of walking into the water, penetrating deeper into the piece itself and then of course, emerging back the way that you entered. And I think there's a very meditative quality to this piece, which is very different. It does not have the same kinds of stimuli that one sees in Tropicália. There are no birds, there are no plants. It's very pure.
Hélio Oiticica, PN27 Penetrable, Rijanviera, 1979 (installation view Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2010). Aluminum, plastic, wire, water, sand and gravel; overall plan: 118 1/8 x 196 7/8 in. (3 x 5 m), panels: 102 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (2.6 x 1 m). César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Photograph by Edouard Fraipoint
- 500 Hélio Oiticica, Introduction
- 501 Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema
- 502 Hélio Oiticica, P58 Spatial Relief, Red (P58 Relevo espacial, vermêlho), 1960
- 503 Hélio Oiticica, NC6 Medium Nucleus 3 (NC6 Núcleo médio 3), 1961–63
- 504 Hélio Oiticica, B16 Box Bólide 12, Archaeological (B16 Bólide caixa 12, Arqueológico), 1964-65
- 505 Hélio Oiticica, B33 Box Bólide 18, Homage to Cara de Cavalo (B33 Bólide caixa 18, Homenagem à Cara de Cavalo), 1965-66
- 505-2 Hélio Oiticica, B33 Box Bólide 18, Homage to Cara de Cavalo (B33 Bólide caixa 18, Homenagem à Cara de Cavalo), 1965-66
- 506 Hélio Oiticica, Seja marginal, seja herói (Be an outlaw, be a hero), 1968
- 507 Hélio Oiticica, Tropicália, 1966-67
- 508 Hélio Oiticica, Eden, 1969
- 509 Hélio Oiticica, Rio Parangolés
- 509-2 Hélio Oiticica, Rio Parangolés
- 510 Hélio Oiticica, Babylonests, 1971
- 511 Hélio Oiticica, Topázion-Flor for Haroldo de Campos, 1975
- 512 Hélio Oiticica, Cosmococa
- 513 Hélio Oiticica, PN27 Penetrable, Rijanviera, 1979
- 514 Hélio Oiticica, Manhattan Brutalista (Brutalist Manhattan), 1978