Artur Barrio (b. 1945, Porto) is one the leading figures of Action Art and conceptualism in Latin America. He came to the Brazilian art scene in the late 1960s. The work of Artur Barrio is a unique critique of the conditions of production, circulation and consumption in contemporary society. His works are often made of impermanent, organic and perishable materials. Barrio goes to form situacões (situations), temporary synaesthetic installations. As such, they would be impossible to appropriate by an art system that still holds firmly to the idea of the object or document.
Artur Barrio sends for the project two “Registros” of his work, titled ... In the world... 23/04/2020 ... GMT 17h 15'55''
Rio de Janeiro, 23/04/2020
Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.