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Penetrável Magic Square 5 Inhotim Open Museum

Magic Square 5 (1977) is part of a group of six artworks articulated around the idea of a square in both senses of the word a geometric shape and a public plaza. These artworks are proposals for open air architectural structures that the artist never executed during his life, existing as minutely detailed plans composed of texts, blueprints, technical designs, diagrams, models and samples. Based on the geometric square, these spaces are offered to the viewer as public squares where people can spend time either alone or in shared experience with others, while getting into live contact with forms, colors and materials. Since the beginning of his career, Oiticica tended to create categories for naming and organizing his artworks. Thus, the Magic Squares belong to the group of the Penetráveis, in which the artists research concerning the occupation of space by color took on an environmental scale, proposing a renovation of architectural space, lending it aspects of a garden, a public square, a labyrinth, a fun park or a warehouse. Constructed posthumously, these artworks are a coherent means of furthering Oiticicas legacy, lending new vitality to his ambitious proposal of linking art and life.

Model: NIKON D700
Software: Ver.1.02
Exposure Time: 1/100
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 30 mm
Date Taken: 2014-10-08 18:28
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected

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