3nós3 – Urban interventions 1979-1982 / 3nós3 – Intervenções urbanas 1979-1982


This book is bilingual (Portuguese/English). Published by our favorite Brazilian publishers and badass women, UBU.

The 3nós3 was a collective formed by the artists Hudinilson Jr., Mario Ramiro and Rafael França that acted between 1979 and 1982. Its urban interventions, with repercussion in the great press, made the group two more important protagonists of the independent art movement of the time. This is the only book that brings together texts, photographs and reproductions of newspapers and magazines that documented interventions such as “Bagging”, “X-Gallery”, “Outdoor / Art-door”. There are also texts by the researchers Annateresa Fabris, Maria Adelaide Pontes and Erin Aldana — who analyzed the production of 3NÓS3 and the period of its performance — and a “Chronology of parallel facts” a panoramic and chronological view of the Brazilian production of urban artistic practices of the period.

The group emerges from the 70s to the 80s, marked by the advent of graffiti and punk rock, cinema and independent music, mimeograph poetry and xerox art, and coincides with the end of the military dictatorship in Brazil and the rise of an urban and performative art. The country was boiling with workers’ strikes, struggles for redemocratization, with the student movement and the creation of new cultural spaces, animated by the blood of youth in the production of a continuous flow of political and artistic manifestations.

The alternative, independent and marginal art, constitutes a new chapter in contemporary art studies in Brazil, making this publication urgent and necessary. This project was contemplated by the Rumos Itaú Cultural Program.

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