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BRAZIL

avant-garde of the 1980s

 


o movimento de arte pornô no brasil (the porn art movement in brazil)


 

Piróculos e mini-saia rosa, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982


 


Eduardo Kac, the collective Gang
and other members of the movement: Glauco Mattoso, Hudinilson Jr., Teresa Jardim, Bráulio Tavares, Cairo Trindade, Cynthia Dorneles, Leila Míccolis

 



"Pornography both as a form of political resistance and as an innovative art medium"

 

 

 

 

 

I. ARTIST BOOKS, ZINE, ARTIST PUBLICATIONS, DOCUMENTS


 

 

 

Eduardo KAC: 24  

Eduardo KAC

24

Artist book.

(40)pp. Text in Portuguese, Visual poems (24 pornopoems), ill. by Alberto Harrigan.
15.5 x 11.2 cm (6
1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Perfect binding. Soft cover.
Gang Edicoes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (1981).
Unspecified edition of 500, most of them have been lost.
2nd Eduardo Kac's artist book.
Signed by the artist in red ink.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Escracho  

Eduardo KAC

Escracho

Artist book.

(16)pp.+ a double page artist poster, loose. Text in Portuguese. B./w. ill.
Offset.
Stapled binding. Soft cover.
32 x 22 cm (12
5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1983.
Unspecified edition of 1,000, most of them have been lost.
Signed by the artist in red ink.

"Escracho is an artist's book conceived, designed, and produced by Eduardo Kac in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro. It includes contributions from artists and writers from several countries in a variety of forms (visual poetry, essay, cartoon, collage, graphic narrative, photography, rubber stamp, typewriting drawing, and photocopy)."; Two sheets inserted. One has caption: Revista de antropofagia (22x17 cm); the other is a poster (ill.; 31x42 cm. folded to 31x1 cm).

Participating artists:
Eduardo Kac, Glauco Mattoso, Braulio Tavares, Pat Larter, Alberto Pimenta, Otto, Alberto Harrigan, Hudinilson Jr., Tadeu Jungues, Leila Miccolis, E. M. Da Melo E Castro, Paulo Leminski, Otavio Roth, José Paulo Paes, Erthos A. Souza, Beto Borges, Aclyse De Matos, Cynthia Dorneles, Sebastiao Nunes, Ota, Guillaume Apollinaire, Drummond, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Jean-Claude Bernardet, Tim Rescala, Luis Antonio De Figueredo, Kairo Trindade, Evandro Salles, Millor Fernades, Zozimo.

Book present in the collections of the MoMA, NYC and the MACBA, Barcelona, Spain.


 

 

GANG. Nos 1, 2, 3. All published.

Artist magazine, "zine"

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Eduardo Kac-Gang 1

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  GANG (1) "Quem Da Nossa Gang Nao Tem Medo". (September 1980)

(16+4)pp. Text in Portuguese. B./w. illustrations.
Xerox.
21.7 x 16.7 cm (8
9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Printed paper covers.
Xerox.
Stapled binding.
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (1980).
Unspecifeid edition size.
Contributions by Eduardo Kac, Kairo (Cairo Assis Trindade) and others

Includes, loose, a double page: the Manifesto Ponô (the Porn Manifesto) signed by Cairo Asssis Trindade, Euardo Kac, Mano Melo, Tanussi Cardoso, Claufe Rodrigues. This Manifesto was read in public at Cinelândia Place, Rio de Janeiro, in September 1980.
     

Eduardo Kac-Gang 2

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  GANG 2. April 29, 1981

(16)pp. Text in Portuguese. B./w. illustrations.
Xerox.
22 x 16.7 cm (8
9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Printed paper covers.
Stapled binding.
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981.
Edition of 1.000 unnumbered, but probably not all actually issued.
Small ink spot on the front cover, to number "2".
Contributions by Eduardo Kac, Leila Miccolis, Cairo Assis Trindade, Bráulio Tavares, Teresa Jardim, Siegbert, Hélio Lete, and others.
     
Eduardo Kac-Gang 3   GANG 3. September 1981

(16)pp. Text in Portuguese. B./w. illustrations.
Xerox.
22 x 16.7 cm (8
9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Printed paper covers.
Stapled binding.
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brzail, 1981.
Unspecified edition of probably around 200.
Contributions by Eduardo Kac, Glauco Mattoso, Paulo Leminski, Cairo Assis Trindade, Teresa Jardim, Siegbert, Bráulio Tavares, Alberto Harrigan, Leila Miccolis, and others.

 

 

Sandra TERRA  Laady Bagaceira  

Sandra TERRA

Lady Bagaceira

Artist book.

16pp. Text in Portuguese.
16.5x11 cm (6
7/16 x 4 5/16 in.).
Stapled binding. Soft cover.
Edições Gang, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981
Unknown edition size, probably less than 100, most of them have been lost.

Note:
Poetry book with lipstick print by the author (deceased). Also includes poems by Teresa Jardim, Cairo Trindade and Eduardo Kac (the latter not available in any other publication).

 

 

Eduardo KAC Manifesto Porno   INTERVERSÃO. Manifesto de Arte Pornô.

Original pamphlet distributed during the event Interversão, Ipanema beach, 1982.

Letterpress.
23.5 x 16 cm ((9
1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1982.
Unknown edition size, probably less than 100, most of them have been lost.
Special edition (reprint of the original Manifesto Pornö to which have been added slogans) issued for the event "Interversão" on Ipanema Beach, February 1982, considered as the end of the Movimento de Arte Pornô.

Note:
Reproduced in page 200 of the Reina Sofia exhibition catalogue Perder la Forma Humana, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2012.

 

 

Teresa JARDIM  Auto-Retrato  

Teresa JARDIM

Auto-Retrato.
(Self-portrait).

Visuel poem.

Single artist sheet, printed recto only (folded in two).
Text in Portuguese.
Offset.
29.5 x 21 cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1982.
Unknown edition size, probably less than 100, most of them have been lost.

Visual poem (also serving as promotional poster for Teresa Jardim's book Tesão / Revolução. "Tesão" is Brazilian slang for "sexual urge."

1982 (written "Verão 82" [Summer 82] on the lower left corner.


 

 

 

Ota (Otacílio D'Assunção Barros)

Pornô Comics

Artist book.

8pp. (2 folding sheets, loose), ill. Text in Portuguese.
No covers, as issued.
Offset.
22 x 16 cm (8
11/16 x 6 4/16 in.)
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1982
Unknown edition size, probably 1,000, most of them have been lost.

Note:
Original comic book distributed during the event Interversão, Ipanema Beach, 1982.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Antolorgia: Arte Porno. 1984.  

Eduardo Kac and Cairo Assis Trindade (ed.).

Antolorgia: Arte Pornô. 1984.

Artist book.

205 p. Text in Portuguese, b./w. ill. Porn art, performance and poems. Includes drawings, scores, chronology, and photographs.
Offset.
Perfect binding.
21 x 14 cm (8
1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Codecri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984
Unknown edition size, probably 1,000, most of them have been lost.

Contributions by Kac, Eduardo, Trindade, Cairo, Glauco Mattoso, Hudinilson Jr., Teresa Jardim, Bráulio Tavares, Cairo Trindade, Cynthia Dorneles.


 

 

Pornex 84   Pornex 84

Artist poster.

Offset.
43 x 30.5 cm (16
15/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Self-published, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984.

Unknown edition size, probably less than 200, most of them have been lost.

Poster of the Pornex exhibition, organized by Rui Zink, Miguel Vale de Almeida and Cristina Santinho at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, from 21 to 25 May 1984. "Pornex" means "pornografia experimental" [experimental pornography]. This exhibition was influenced, on the one hand, by the Brazilian Porn Art Movement, and on the other, by the Portuguese PoEx movement ("poesia experimental" [experimental poetry]).

 

 

 

II. ORIGINAL VINTAGE ART WORKS


 

 

 

Eduardo Kac Totem  

Eduardo KAC

Totem

Photograph.

Gelatin silver print.
24 x 18 cm (9
7/16x7 2/16 in.)
6 (+ 1 A.P.) copies.
Dated, titled and signed.

Created in 1980. Vintage print.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Lambda  

Eduardo KAC

Lambda

Drawing.

Ink on paper.
31 x 22 cm (12.22 x 8.66 in.)
Created in 1980
Condition:
A few foxing marks.

Unique original drawing (rubber-stamped "Eduardo Kac" in red and signed and dated by the artist)

Extremely rare example of drawing by Kac from the Porn Art Movement period.

Note :
In 1974, the letter "lambda" was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. In this drawing the artist merges the "lambda" symbol with the contour of the human body.


 

 

HUDINILSON Jr. Exercício de me ver
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HUDINILSON Jr. Exercício de me ver
rubber stamp on the back
 

HUDINILSON Jr.

Exercício de me ver (Self-gaze exercise)

Unique

Dry pigment on Kraft paper
44.5 x 35.5 cm (17.51 x 13.98 in.)

Created in 1981

Titled and dated in a rubber stamp in the lower right corner.
Titled, dated and signed in a rubber stamp on the back.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Untitled, from the series Semana de Arte Foderna (Ipanema). 1981  

Eduardo KAC

Untitled, from the series Semana de Arte Foderna (Ipanema). 1981

Photograph

Unique

Gelatin silver print
25 x 20 cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Pornogram 2. 1981  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 2. 1981

Photograph.

Unique

Gelatin silver print
18 x 25 cm (7 0/8 x 9.84 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.


 

 

Eduardo KAC O Loló da Dona LolóRecto

Eduardo KAC O Loló da Dona Loló
Verso

 

Eduardo KAC

O Loló da Dona Loló

Artist promotion flyer. Unique Piece.

Recto: typographic printing in b/w
Verso: Original typewritten poem by Kac, in red, signed by Kac with two of the many whimsical pseudonyms the artist used at the time ("Craak," typewritten; "Quack," by hand; dated "81" in pencil)

15.5 x 21.3 cm (6
1/8 x 8.38 in.)

Promotion leaflet for the play "O Loló da Dona Loló," with special participation of the Gang (Kac, Jardim, Trindade, Terra), September 1981, Teatro de Bolso, Rio de Janeiro.


 

 

Eduardo KAC  Que vai fazer? 1982   Eduardo KAC

Que vai fazer?
1982

Dry pigment on paper
18 x 24 cm (16
7/8 x 9.45 in.)

Unique artwork (there's one proof in a private collection in Rio de Janeiro).

 

 

Eduardo KAC Pornogram 7. "POEM"  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 7. "POEM". 1982.

Unique.

Photograph.

4 polaroids mounted on red cardboard, each 10.8 x 8.9 cm (4.25 x 3.5 in.)

Work: 41 x 16 cm (16 1/4 x 6.30 in.)

Dated and signed.

Vintage printing.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982  

Eduardo KAC

Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982

Photograph.

Unique

Gelatin silver print
20 x 25 cm cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982  

Eduardo KAC

Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982

Photograph.

Unique

Gelatin silver print
20 x 25 cm cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982  

Eduardo KAC

Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982

Photograph.

Unique

Gelatin silver print
20 x 25 cm cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982  

Eduardo KAC

Untitled, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982

Photograph.

Unique

Gelatin silver print
20 x 25 cm cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)

Titled, dated, signed.



 

 

Piróculos e mini-saia rosa, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982  

Eduardo KAC


Piróculos e mini-saia rosa, from the series Interversão (Ipanema - Fevereiro). 1982

Unique.

Photograph
Gelatin silver print.
18 x 24 cm (16
7/8 x 9.45 in.)
Titled, dated and signed.

Note:
Reproduced on page 187 of the Reina Sofia exhibition catalogue Perder la Forma Humana, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2012.


 

 

 

 

III. PORNOGRAMS


"The attempt here is to literally use the body itself as a writing medium. In some cases that is literal. For example, when I perform upside down and naked, repeating the letter "U", the letter U is the phonetic unit for the sound of booing. So when you see that repetition and you see that face laughing back at you, the form of the body and what it's doing, it produces a tension, an apparent contradiction, but in reality it is expanding, multiplying meanings. So the intent of the "Pornograms" was to use the body as language, as a writing medium to use space as the environment in which the text is inscribed, and to use the photograph as the medium for publication. So, in analogy with the book, you have a situation in which the body is the text, the space is the page, and the photo is the publishing equivalent to a book. It's a way to allow the "Pornograms" to circulate, to materialize a different linguistic economy than that of the book, a way to effectively use the body as a writing instrument. My ultimate goal, then as now, was to embody liberating alternatives to received practices that are passed on as inevitable.
There is a direct relationship between the "Pornograms" and the events in "The Pink Miniskirt," in the sense that the former was a continuation of the latter. The transgender events that I pursued with "The Pink Miniskirt" find echo and development -- a formalization, an articulation of a syntax --within the "Pornogram" series, some of which were published at the time. Some have remained unpublished but the whole series was shown together, having not been seen for thirty years, in my solo exhibition at Laura Marsiaj Gallery in Rio in January 2010. Even though we're talking about a time span of thirty years, if you connect that early work to the transgenic work, I think you're right in observing that the desire to continuously expand the possibilities of art and writing has been a driving force for me over the course of three decades".
In: Eduardo Kac: Life, Light & Language / Eduardo Kac: La vie, la lumière & le langage (Enghien-les-Bains, France: Enghien-les-Bains Art Center, 2011) [exhibition catalogue], interview by Dominique Moulon.

 

This series includes, in total, 7 Pornograms, each comes in an edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed

 

 

Eduardo Kac Pornogram 1  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 1. 1981/2010.

Photograph.

49 x 73 cm (19 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.)
Self-published, printed in 2010.
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
Included in the show "Perder la forma humana" first at the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 26, 2012 - March 11, 2013, then travelling to the MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima), Peru, Nov. 2013.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Pornogram 2. 1981/2010  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 2. 1981/2010

Photograph.

49 x 73 cm (19
1/4 x 28 3/4 in.)
Ink jet on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
Featured as a poster in Kac's artist's book Escracho (1983).
Present in the collections of both MoMA and MACBA.


 

 

Eduardo KAC Pornogram 3. 1981/2010  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 3. 1981/2010

Photograph.

49 x 73 cm (19
1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)
Ink jet on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
Featured on the front cover of Kac's artist's book Escracho (1983).
Present in the collection of both MoMA and MACBA.


 

 

Eduardo Kac Pornogram 5

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 4. 1982/2010

Photograph.

17 x 77.5 cm (6 3/4 x 30 1/2 in.)
Ink jet on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
Pornogram 4 reverses the orientation of the light as seen in Pornogram 2, using light to make signs emerge from the mass and contour of two bodies.


 

 

Eduardo Kac Pornogram 4  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 5. 1982/2010.

Photograph.

49 x 73 cm (19
1/4 x 28 3/4 in.)
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.


 

 

Eduardo Kac Pornogram 6  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 6. 1982/2010.

Photograph.

49 x 73 cm (19
1/4 x 28 3/4 in.)
Ink jet on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
The text says, in Portuguese: "Vi, Vim, Vivi". Translated into English: "I saw, I came, I lived".


 

 

Eduardo KAC Pornogram 7. "POEM"  

Eduardo KAC

Pornogram 7. "POEM". 1982/2010.

Photograph.

73.5 x 18.5 cm (8 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Ink jet on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper.
Self-published, printed in 2010
Edition of 3, dated, numbered and signed in black pencil on the reverse.

Note:
Included in the show "Perder la forma humana" first at the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 26, 2012 - March 11, 2013, then travelling to the MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima), Peru, Nov. 2013.

 

 

 


 

Links:

Show at Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (page in which many of upper items can been seen):
http://www.ekac.org/kac_reina_sofia.html

Porn Art Movement, Eduardo Kac and the collective GANG:
http://www.tecnoartenews.com/eventos/o-movimento-da-arte-porno-no-brasil-eduardo-kac-e-o-coletivo-gang/

Porn Art Movement:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porn_Art_Movement

Trans-Genesis: An Interview with Eduardo Kac:
http://www.ekac.org/newformations.html

Eduardo Kac exhibits in "Losing the Human Form" at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (Creative Capital):
http://creative-capital.org/events/view/1515

 

Eduardo KAC, Biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Kac

Eduardo KAC, Biographie: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Kac

 


 

 


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