Aguilar, José Roberto.

São Paulo, Brasil: Iluminuras, 1994. Octavo, wraps, 167 p., plates, illus. (end page as some writing). Good Paperback 858521984X José Roberto Aguilar is a Brazilian painter, sculptor, performer and multimedia artist, considered the pioneer in using video as an artistic language in his country. He focuses on urban life, sexuality and the plurality of codes and signs, among other things. "Text uses as a motif the 12 works (athloi) of Hercules transposed to a contemporary urban setting in the figure of a CEO. Poetry and lyrics from the cult band Perfomática are inserted among 16 paintings that function as romance. Includes introduction by Haroldo de Campos titled 'As Trabalheiras Inventivas de Aguilar.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. (Item ID: 142199)


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