1st Moment: Mountains, hydrangeas, chickens… Performances emergence (1968-1978)

 

Begins her studies of Art and Education at Escolinha de Arte do Brasil, where she studies wood and metal engraving. During the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s, she looks for Ivan Serpa at the Modern Art Museum and starts going to his classes at the Research and Art Center. Thereafter she decides to move to Petrópolis in order to find a place where she can express and create freely, and is where she installs her first atelier. She expresses in her drawings and paintings, the strong feeling and involvement she gets from the mountains, the hydrangeas and chickens. After the death of Ivan Serpa, Bruno Tausz assumes the direction of the Research and Art Center. Yolanda stays at the Center, painting watercolors, gouaches and oils. Contextualizes the Brazilian political framework (the 70’s), starting different rituals. During this period, in a pioneering way, she starts the performances and installations, presenting it at the National displays, International Biennis and Museums. In 1975, she participates in the XIII International Biennial in São Paulo (Performance/Installation/Super 8 Film) and in 1977 she participates in the XIV International Biennial in São Paulo (Performance/Installation/Super 8 Film).

 

Her main activities from that period are:

 

1972 – 50+ Series of studies about journal structure – Gouache

1973 – Action to denunciate, repudiate and revolt against violence – Performance (registered in audio-visual and presented at the 7TH Summer Room – MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

1974 – Clouds at Quitandinha Mountain – Oil on Canvas / 55x46cm

1974 – Quitandinha Mountain under Blue Sky – Oil on Canvas / 45x64cm

1974 – Chicken head on top of crochet towel and Hydrangea – Oil on Paper Card

1974 – Crochet Hydrangea and Blood – Oil on Paper Card

1974 – Crochet Hydrangea and Blood II – Oil on Paper Card    

1974 – Animal Skin or Flower Soul – Installation and Performance (Research and Art Center, Rio de Janeiro)

1974- The Hydrangea and the chicken - Super 8 film (7th Summer Room – MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

1975 – The Hydrangea Rosary – Installation and Performance (7th Summer Room – MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

1975 – The Hydrangea Rosary – Installation and Performance (7th Summer Room – MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

1975 – The Nest – Installation and Performance (24th National Room of Modern Art – MEC, Rio de Janeiro)

1975 – The little birds of Figueira – Installation and Performance (13th International Biennial, Sao Paulo)

1975 – The little birds of Figueira – Super 8 film (13th International Biennial, São Paulo)

1976 – I Found it – Installation, Performance and Super 8 film (individual, Experimental program, MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

1977 – “Lent” – Installation, Performance and Super 8 film (14th International Biennial, Sao Paulo)

1978 – “Women, the Erotic in Nature” – Installation, Performance and Super 8 film (Individual, Experimental program, MAM, Rio de Janeiro)

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