Flávio de Carvalho – A Lecture Performance

Inti Guerrero
19 April 2011
Frascati, Amsterdam

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As part of the programme Performance in Residence, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution has invited Inti Guerrero to investigate a case study in relation to the performative practice of the Brazilian artist and architect Flávio de Carvalho (1899-1973). On Tuesday 19 April, starting at 20.00 hrs, Guerrero will give a lecture performance on the practice of de Carvalho at Frascati Theatre, marking the start of his research period. The outcome is expected in winter 2011.

Flávio de Carvalho: Bailado do Deus Morto (Dance of the Dead God), 1933. Clube dos Artistas Modernos São Paulo

Brazilian artist and architect Flávio de Carvalho is perhaps best known for his Experiências (1931-1956), a series of performances avant-la-lettre that he carried out on the streets of São Paulo. With Experiência no. 3, de Carvalho publically launched his tropical futuristic suit, designed for the contemporary office worker. The ‘New Look’ that he personally modeled on the streets consisted of a miniskirt and short sleeved blouse that was separated from the body by a corseting structure, to improve air circulation and prevent sweat from soaking the clothes. Departing from the Experiências, Inti Guerrero will specifically focus his research on the relations between the body, the psyche and architectural space in de Carvalho’s projects. A 1929 interview between de Carvalho and Le Corbusier exposes de Carvalho’s peculiar ideas about the individual body’s experience in space and will guide Guerrero towards approaching the ‘New Look’ as a modern architectural project.

Inti Guerrero
Inti Guerrero is an Amsterdam based art critic and curator born in Bogotá, Colombia. He has published in Afterall (London), Ramona (Buenos Aires), Idea (Cluj) and ArtNexus (Bogota). Among his most recent curatorial projects are Duet for Cannibals at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam; Flying Down to Earth at both MARCO, Vigo, and FRAC Lorraine, Metz; and The City of the Naked Man at the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo. He attended De Appel’s Curatorial Program and fulfilled studies on history and theory of art and architecture, and general history at both Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil. He was formerly Curator-in-Residence at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin and Capacete Entretenimentos in Rio de Janeiro.