Art as Project, Project as Art: Antonio Dias and Painting after Conceptual Art

Research Seminar

  • Online event via Zoom
  • Datum: 13.06.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Vortragender: Sérgio Bruno Martins
  • Ort: Zoom Platform
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Art as Project, Project as Art: Antonio Dias and Painting after Conceptual Art
In this research seminar, Sérgio B. Martins explores two competing notions of project that informed Antonio Dias's painting in the early 1970s, one relating to the unfinished project as a subgenre of Conceptual art and the other to Italian debates apropos of the crisis of the historicity of modern art.

More specifically, it will address how Dias negotiated with both notions as he responded to post-Conceptual painting tendencies that embraced a late-modernist strategy of pictorial reductionism.

Sérgio B. Martins
teaches art history at PUC-Rio and has been a CAPES/Humboldt Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin from 2020 to 2022. He is the author of Constructing an Avant-Garde: Art in Brazil, 1949-1979 (MIT Press, 2013) and of numerous essays in exhibition catalogues such as Hélio Oiticica: to Organize Delirium (Carnegie Museum, 2017), Cildo Meireles (Reina Sofia, 2013), Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture (Tate Modern, 2015), Anna Maria Maiolino (MoCA, 2017) and Lygia Pape: a Multitude of Forms (The Metropolitan Museum NY, 2017), as well as articles in journals such as October, ARTMargins, ARS, MODOS, Novos Estudos, Artforum and Third Text. His forthcoming book focuses on the transnational trajectory of Brazilian artist Antonio Dias after he moved first to Paris and then to Milan in the late 1960s.

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Scientific Organization: Lara Demori

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