Launch Party! Art of Dispersion


5.30 - 7.30 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

You are warmly invited to join us for the opening of

Art of Dispersion: León Ferrari & Hudinilson Jr

Speeches at 6pm

All welcome!

In the 1960s, the Xerox photocopier was introduced in Brazil as part of a neoliberal military regime’s attempt to modernise the country. Photocopiers became the norm in offices throughout São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, becoming a symbol of the regime’s bureaucracy. By the late 1970s, artists in the city began to experiment with photocopying and explore new ways of creating artworks and reaching new audiences, coming together as Xerografia, the Xerography movement.

This exhibition brings together León Ferrari and Hudinilson Jr, two of Xerography’s most influential artists, to investigate their appropriation of commercial printing techniques as a means for institutional critique and political emancipation.

An exhibition curated by Dr Sarah Demelo and Diego Chocano (Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) and Special Collections, University of Essex.