Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz
BBQ talk: Everything you always wanted to know about Hélio Oiticica in New York from 1971-1978 but didn’t dare ask.
INCA SEATTLE 1900 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA, 98134
Thursday 20 November.
The first event in our new, ground floor space.
Organized by Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz speaks about his research on artist Hélio Oiticica’s  New York period, 1971-1978, focusing on Oiticica’s audio-visual production during this period, his involvement in the New York underground scene, and all sorts of activities that have been demoted as his “marginal” works by mainstream art history. Hinderer Cruz is the author of the book  “Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’almeida’s Block-Experiments in Cosmococa  — Program in Process” (Afterall Books London / MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013), in co-authorship with Sabeth Buchmann.

BBQ, pintxos and whiskey!

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz (São Paulo) works as a writer, art critic, translator, independent researcher and editor, specializing in aesthetic theory, Latin American Studies, colonial economy and Brazilian 20th century art. Recent projects include the edition and translation of Hélio Oiticica’s writings published as the exhibition catalogue “Hélio Oiticica. Das große  Labyrinth / The Great Labyrinth”, co-edited with Susanne Gaensheimer,  Peter Gorschlüter and Cesar Oiticica Filho (Hatje Cantz / MMK Museum of  Modern Art Frankfurt 2013); and the essay collection “Art andthe Critique of Ideology After 1989”, co-edited with Eva Birkenstock, Jens Kastner and Ruth Sonderegger (Walther  Koenig Books / Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2014). From 2008-2011, together with Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, he was curator and editor of the publication and exhibition project “The Potosí Principle / Principio Potosí”, presented at Museo Nacional Centro  de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and  Muso Nacional de Arte and MUSEF in La Paz, Bolivia. He regularly publishes essays and critiques in international magazines such as Afterall (London), Texte zur Kunst (Berlin), Springerin (Vienna) and Revista Tatuí (Recife). Recent speaking invitations: Columbia University, Guggenheim Museum New York, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and an upcoming talk at Princeton University. Since 2014, together with Suely Rolnik, Amilcar Packer and Pedro Cesarino, he is program coordinator of P.A.C.A. (Program for Autonomous Cultural Action São Paulo).