Hudinilson Jr.

Xerox Action

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

Hudinilson Jr.
Movimento de Arte Pornô
Xerox Action, 27 Mai 1981
Manila folder with ten 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


Recognized both for his personal work as well as for his involvement in experimental artist groups like the Movimento de Arte Pornô, Hudinilson Jr. (1957-2013) is considered one of the most important Brazilian artists of his generation. Hudinilson Jr. 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 a piece of his was also used for the cover of Eduardo Kac’s first poetry book, which is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern of Art (New York). His medium of choice was xerography. Often titled  “Exercise in seeing myself ”,  Hudinilson Jr. created nearly abstract multi-pieced xeroxed compositions, magnifications and reductions of his own body. These were often sent out as mail art.