Working since the late 1970s, Sao Paulo-based Hudinilson Jr’s practice shifted between autobiographical and diaristic collage, performative collaboration (with 3Nós3, 1979-1982), small sculptures and Xerox works which track a little-known but expansive and rich life.
Addressing queer issues and sexuality, and the personal and political freedoms arising from the end of military rule in 1985, Hudinilson created a collection of collaged diaristic tomes full of images collated from newspapers and magazines, photographs and letters and notes from friends. These books reveal that despite an economy of means, Hudinilson Jr created a personal world that began with the politicized body. The ‘diaries’ juxtapose fragmentary imagery; monuments with youthful male bodies, casual notes and messages with self-portraits. A further series of works from Xeroxes of his body are shown alongside photographs of the artist folded across the copier as if it were a fleeting partner.
Following the sad death of the artist in August 2013, a series of works are being exhibited that looking back across 35 years of his practice.
Commissioned by Glasgow International.
Supported by Homecoming Scotland and Culture 2014.
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270 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3EH