Hudinilson Jr.

Xerox Action

Hudinilson Jr., Movimento de Arte Pornô, Xerox Action, excercicio de me ver, Alternate Projects

Hudinilson Jr.
Movimento de Arte Pornô
Xerox Action, 27 Mai 1981
manila folder with 10 loose xerox and ink copies on graph paper, each sheet punched with 2 holes up the left side, (folder missing metal holder for loose sheets), cover has artist stamp with title, date, locale and the text, “Exercício de me ver” (Exercise in seeing myself)
13 74/127h x 9 107/127w in
34.50h x 25w cm


Hudinilson Jr.’s medium of choice was xerography. Often titled “Exercise in seeing myself,” Hudinilson Jr. created nearly abstract multi-pieced xeroxed compositions, enlargements and reductions of his own body. These were often sent out as mail art. 

Hudinilson Jr. (1957-2013) is considered one of the most important Brazilian artists of his generation. He was a leading member of the Movimento de Arte Pornô, having participated in the very first collective publication, the zine Gang 1 (1980) and every subsequent publication thereafter.  He was one of the signatories of the manifesto and made the cover art for Eduardo Kac’s first poetry book, Nabunada Não Vaidinha?, which is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern of Art (New York).

Hudinilson Jr.’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), Migros Museum (Zurich), MAGA Museo d’Arte (Gallarate, Italy), MALBA (Buenos Aires), MASP (São Paulo), Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo) and the USP Museum of Contemporary Art (São Paulo), among others.