Index: Paulo Bruscky
Paulo Bruscky was born in Recife in 1949, where he still lives and works. He pioneered the concept of Brazilian art, including copy and mail art, film and video art. He used blueprints and other duplicating machines, but also medical devices from the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, where he worked for several years.
In 1975 he organized the first Brazilian mail art show in Recife. A year later he organized the second International Mail Art Show (together with Daniel Santiago), which was closed by the Brazilian military. During the military dictatorship, he was detained and interrogated several times.
Only in 1981 could Paulo Bruscky fill an own room at the 16th on International Biennial of Sao Paulo. That same year he received a fellowship of the Guggenheim Foundation, allowing him to work in New York and Amsterdam.
He designed numerous more or less utopian projects. Many of his works were characterized by ephemerality or immateriality, and remained virtually unknown. In recent years, interest in Brusckys work has increased again, both in Brazil and in other countries.
1976 Punho, A-4 Assembling, 6 Ausgaben
1978 Exercicios de Caligrafia, rubber stamp prints
1978 Multipostais, Assembling
1978 Telegramarte, mail art telegrams by 16 artists
1979 Post Office, Commonpress 10 (together with L. F. Duch)
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