Paulo Bruscky

By Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

"Latin America" (1976) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

Recognized by his performance and research about Conceptual Art, Paulo Bruscky (Recife, 1949) has an artistic career, initiated in the 1960's, marked until today by a discourse based in the political reality lived by him and the constant relationship between art and life.

"Latin America" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1976, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Olinda-PE beach smell" (1985) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

His works are created using varied elements, different objects, such as boards of electronic circuits, industrialized food glass, several adds and an iron – used by the artist as matrix for engraving;

"Open and smell: this envelope contains smell of Olinda's beach."

"Iracema beach smell", Paulo Bruscky, 2005, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Cotidiarte" (1995) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

"Art in all means."

"Cotidiarte" - back (1995) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

"Flying Poem" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 2006, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Flying Poem" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 2006, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Xeroxperformance", Paulo Bruscky, 1980, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Xeroxperformance" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1980, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Autum radium retratum", Paulo Bruscky, 1976, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Autum radium retratum" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1977, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Envelopoema", Paulo Bruscky, 1989, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Envelopoema" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1989, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Brasil gente urgente urge" (1978) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

Paulo Bruscky postcard art collection (Variable dates/datas variadas) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

besides that and even more frequent, in the production of his works he still uses stamps, pictures, copiers, fax, vintage duplicating machines, postcards...

Paulo Bruscky postcard art collection - back (Variable dates/datas variadas) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

"Dear friend Guardia, warm regards. Attached, there are the xerox copies as you asked for. I think this series of telegrams that you do could be a great book/envelope, and the content of the envelopes could vary or not as you reproduce it or make the envelope (like plastic bag) different from each other. From the friend, Paulo Bruscky."

"Artists stamps", Paulo Bruscky, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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a contemporary artist that invariably reaps the limits of the languages and artistic borders.

"Personas", Paulo Bruscky, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Studys", Paulo Bruscky, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Visual music", Paulo Bruscky, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Calligraphy", Paulo Bruscky, 1993, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"CAMBIU: Informative n.º1", Paulo Bruscky, 1977-1978, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"The motif of some Bruscky's artistic gesture is the play with words. What occurs is an ellipsis of significance, that is, an (in)articulation of senses provoked by the gesture of the artist – a kind of verbal site-especific action in which the irony of the artistic gesture suspends any semantic meaning."

-- Cristina Freire (in Paulo Bruscky: arte, arquivo e utopia, SP: 2006).

"CAMBIU: Informative n.º1" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1977-1978, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"CAMBIU: newsletter n.º2", Paulo Bruscky, 1978, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"CAMBIU: newsletter n.º2" - back, Paulo Bruscky, 1978, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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From the series "Interior", Paulo Bruscky, 1975, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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From the series "Interior", Paulo Bruscky, 1983, From the collection of: Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães
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"Homage to Marcel Duchamp" (1982) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

From the postal action "No destination" (1983) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

From the postal action "No destination" (1983) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

From the postal action "No destination" (1983) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

"This project started in 1975 and is still unfinished. The objective of the first step was sending these envelopes (inside other commons) and ask for several people from different Brazilian States to remove the 'unknown destination' (already stamped) from inside the common envelopes and put them inside the collector boxes of the mail service so they could go back to the author/sender because, according to the mail rules, if they don't find the addressee, the mail needs to be returned to the sender. This work/proposal was already showed in 'Evento 77', in Italy, and it already has a programming for various countries (Brazil, US, Mexico, Belgium, France, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway). Ask for a 'unknown sender' declaration jointly with me. Paulo Bruscky."

From the postal action "No destination" (1983) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

From the postal action "No destination" (1983) by Paulo BrusckyMuseum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães

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