Biography

Plastic Artist

Participated in the National Salons of Fine Arts, the Salon de Abril in the MAM and the National Salons of Modern Art. Assuming that “the degree of reception of an artistic message is proportional to the number of senses used in the reception”, he created works which he called “Integral Art”, by the direct appeal to the five senses, including the palate. It thus employs the different audiovisual and kinetic resources, as well as odors, gustatory elements and tactile possibilities.

Plastic artist

Jorge de Freitas Antunes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942. He is a composer, poet and artist. He was a pupil of his father, the painter Carlos Antunes, and of Armando Pacheco. As a young man, he attended the Casa Cavalier group, led by Bustamente Sá, Clau Devesa and Eugênio Proença Sigaud.

Participated in the National Salons of Fine Arts, the Salon de Abril in the MAM and the National Salons of Modern Art. Assuming that “the degree of reception of an artistic message is proportional to the number of senses used in the reception“, he created works which he called “Integral Art”, by the direct appeal to the five senses, including the palate. It thus employs the different audiovisual and kinetic resources, as well as odors, gustatory elements and tactile possibilities.

Its Ambiente I, exhibited at the XV National Salon of Modern Art in 1966, was the forerunner of the category “installation”, which still did not receive this name. It was a cube of 4 meters of edge, in which the public, barefoot, used the sight, the touch, the palate and smell, and also the sound of his electronic music.

Developing an international career as a composer, he was a full professor at the University of Brasilia from 1973 to 2011, when he retired. He never stopped producing works in the areas of plastic arts, participating in various collectives in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

Main exhibitions: National Salon of Fine Arts 1966; Hall of April MAM 1966; XV National Salon of Modern Art; Box Competition Petite Galerie 1967; Microformobiles, Paris 1973: Hall of April 1976; III Document of Contemporary Art of the Center-West 1980; Brasilia Plastic Arts Hall 1991; Labyrinth Sabio 1991; XXXIII Exhibition of Arts Brasília-Marinhas 2008.

 

Main Exhibitions

Salão Nacional de Belas Artes 1966;

Salão de Abril MAM 1966;

XV Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna;

Concurso de Caixas Petite Galerie 1967;

Microformobiles Paris 1973;

Salão de Abril 1976;

III Documento de Arte Contemporânea do Centro-Oeste 1980;

Salão Brasília de Artes Plásticas 1991;

Labirinto Sabio 1991;

XXXIII Salão de Artes Brasília-Marinhas 2008.

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