Published by APC/Cosac Naify. Edited by Alexandra Garcia Waldman, Antonio Dias. Text by Achille Bonito Oliva, Paulo Sergio Duarte, Ileana Pradilla.
Antonio Dias serves as a monumental compendium that surveys the Brazilian artistís almost 50-year career. Edited and designed by Dias (born 1944), the volume moves through the many phases of his varied practice, from his early experimentation at age 19 with visual representations of protest--before the 1964 military coup and at Brazilís political and social climax--to his conceptual production in Milan, his early film work, his works on paper developed in Nepal and the painting practice that has continued throughout his life. One of Brazilís most versatile artists, Dias creates work that transcends borders and nationalities--as he himself states, having worked in Rio, Milan and Paris, "anywhere is my land"--and yet, few books are available on him in English. This hardcover volume, with over 400 images, changes that, offering an introduction to a canonical Brazilian artist.
PUBLISHER APC/COSAC NAIFY
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11.00 x 10.50 in. / 384 pgs / 400 color / 40 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/22/2016 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 143
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Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Hans-Michael Herzog, Suely Rolnik, Sonia Salzstein.
Brazilian artist Antonio Dias (born 1944) began making multimedia works in the mid-1960s, inspired in part by the prosaic subject matter and brash visual style of Pop art, and the wave of Neoconcrete art that exploded in Brazil contemporaneously with Pop. In his earliest paintings, Dias developed a fascinating amalgam of cartoonish brashness, occasional assemblage modifications and a distinctly Brazilian color palette, while his sculptures and installations simultaneously explored more austere, Malevichian realms, drawing in part on New York Minimalism. During Brazil's military dictatorship in the late 1960s, Dias left the country and moved to Europe, where he developed a style of conceptually oriented painting using words. Tracking Dias' five decades of production through works on paper, sculpture, painting, film and installation, this first English-language monograph on Dias reveals a hidden strain in Brazilian art to a wider public.