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Spiraling Time: Andre Lepecki

In my talk, I will analyze how some choreographic-sculptural propositions by Brazilian artists Hélio Oiticia and Lygia Pape, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, not only blur the line between action and object, body and image, but also disrupt the “time-zone” of historical narratives about the relations between visual arts and dance. Following Didi-Huberman’s assertion that art history is constantly re-beginning with every new work, I am interested in inflecting his insight with the specificity of Brazil in its particular geo-political context.

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