Arto Lindsay explores Brazilian music with “Myth Ashtray” series at The Whitney

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Arto Lindsay, ‘Desfile Dezesseis.’ Image courtesy Arto Lindsay.

Composer and no wave legend Arto Lindsaywill host a four-day event titled Myth Ashtray: A Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art from September 7-10, as part of the museum’s retrospective on Brazilian-American artist Hélio Oiticica:

In conjunction with Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirum, Brazilian-American artist and experimental composer Arto Lindsay devises a series of talks, screenings, and musical performances exploring Tropicália, samba, and the Brazilian avant-garde. Lindsay maps connections between the art, music, and film that arose out of these aesthetic and political movements, which were central to Oiticica’s practice. Contributors include Barbara Browning, Júlio Bressane, Gustavo di Dalva, Christopher Dunn, and Pedro Meira Monteiro.

Lindsay will be playing a solo set on Thursday, September 7 (tickets), while the remaining three days will include many film screenings, talks, and other musical performances, including Lindsay collaborating with Alexander Calder’s Noisemakers on Saturday, September 9. The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programs are included with museum admission.

The full schedule of “Myth Ashtray” events is listed below.

Hélio Oiticica (b. 1937), Tropicália, 1966–67. Plants, sand, birds, and poems by Roberta Camila Salgado. César and Claudio Oiticica Collection, Rio de Janeiro. © César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Image courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photograph by Bryan Conley
Hélio Oiticica (b. 1937), Tropicália, 1966–67. Plants, sand, birds, and poems by Roberta Camila Salgado. César and Claudio Oiticica Collection, Rio de Janeiro. © César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Image courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photograph by Bryan Conley

MYTH ASTRAY: A project by Arto Lindsay – Full Schedule
Programs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are free with Museum admission. Theater installation will be open during Museum hours. Schedule is subject to change.

THURSDAY, SEPT 7

8 pm: Arto Lindsay in Concert

FRIDAY, SEPT 8

3 pm: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticia and Tropicalia,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
4 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s O Anjo Nasceu, 1969 (90 min.)
6 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
7:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
8:30 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning

SATURDAY, SEPT 9

12 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning
2 pm: Performance with Alexander Calder’s Noisemakers by Arto Lindsay
3 pm: Performance with Alexander Calder’s Noisemakers by Arto Lindsay
4:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
5 pm: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticia and Tropicalia,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
6 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
6:30 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
8:30 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s Cuidado Madame, 1970 (70 min.)

SUNDAY, SEPT 10

11 am: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticia and Tropicalia,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
12 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning
1 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
1:30 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
2:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
4 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s Matou A Familia E Foi Ao Cinema, 1969 (90 min)

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