Hélio Oiticica in front of a poster for the play Prisoner of Second Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, 1972, Facsimile of photograph, César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro

Hélio Oiticica: Film Screening and Conversation

CMOA Theater

Free Event


…I discovered around fifteen rolls of Super 8 film. I was impressed that they were still unknown, as he was one of the greatest artists of the second half of the twentieth century. At that moment I had the sensation that, together with the cassette tapes…one would be able to see through the eyes of the artist and hear his inner thoughts.

César Oiticica Filho, Hélio Oiticica . 2012. Brazil. Portuguese; English subtitles. 94 min.

Join Lynn Zelevansky, Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium curator, and filmmaker César Oiticica Fihlo, Hélio Oiticica’s nephew, for a screening of the 2012 film Hélio Oiticica. This striking documentary, crafted from rare found footage, creates an experience analogous to Oiticica’s sensual, dynamic art practice.