Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY; LAUNCHES $75 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO EXPAND LA JOLLA FACILITY

Anniversary marks important leadership change at renowned institution

San Diego—On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)’s 75th anniversary, MCASD visionaries Dr. Hugh M. Davies, Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and architect Annabelle Selldorf launched the 75th anniversary capital campaign to raise $75 million towards an expansion of the La Jolla facility, quadrupling the current gallery space.

Hélio Oiticica ,
Tropicália, Penetrables PN 2 ‘Purity is a myth’ and PN 3 ‘Imagetical’
, 1966-1967, wooden frames, cotton fabric, plastic sheets, carpet, nylon fabric, patchouli root, cinnamon sticks, sand, plants, metal, terracotta, brick and other materials, dimensions: 82 11/16 × 82 11/16 × 1 9/16in. (210 × 210 × 4cm). César and Claudio Oiticica Collection.
Lina Bo Bardi,
Cadeira Beira de Estrada
, 1967, photograph, dimensions: framed 19 7/8 × 22 1/4 × 1 3/16in. (50.5 × 56.5 × 3cm). Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi archive.
Luis Arias Vera,
Carrera del chasqui
, 1974, photographic documentation, dimensions n/a. .
Fernando "Coco" Bedoya,
Coquito
, 1979, collage on paper, dimensions: 20 1/2 × 14 9/16in. (52 × 37cm). Museo de Arte de Lima Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee 2012.
Eugenio Espinoza,
Untitled (Circumstantial [12 coconuts])
, 1971, dimensions: acrylic on canvas, coconuts, and rope, 59 × 59 × 10in. (149.9 × 149.9 × 25.4cm). Private Collection, Miami, FL.
Marcel Gautherot,
Congresso Nacional em construção, Brasília, DF,
, 1959, Inkjet print with mineral pigments on 100% cotton paper, dimensions: Image 17 11/16 × 17 11/16in. (45 × 45cm). Coleção Marcel Gautherot / Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles.

Hélio Oiticica

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1937. 
1966-1967
wooden frames, cotton fabric, plastic sheets, carpet, nylon fabric, patchouli root, cinnamon sticks, sand, plants, metal, terracotta, brick and other materials
dimensions: 82 11/16 × 82 11/16 × 1 9/16in. (210 × 210 × 4cm)
César and Claudio Oiticica Collection

Tropicália, Penetrables PN 2 ‘Purity is a myth’ and PN 3 ‘Imagetical’ 1966–7 is a large-scale installation that consist of a sand floor with a winding path of gravel. Tropical plants in terracotta pots, and a metal cage with two parrots that emulate the tropics, and two Penetrabels, PN2 and PN3, made of wooden walls painted in bright primary colors reminiscent of the Bahaus, and the palette of modernist artist Piet Mondrian. Tropicália was first shown in Oiticica's exhibition Nova Objetividade Brasileira en 1967, challenging ideas of modernity by presenting the informal architecture of favelas (slums) in the gallery space and inviting the viewer to experience a poetic physical and sensual environment which makes references to the Brazilian way of life.

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