Marta Minujin, Simultaneidad en simultaneidad, photograph, 1973, work included in the film Art Works 1966-69
Marta Minujín
Marta Minujín Art Works 1966-69

Marta Minujín (*1941, Argentina) played a key role in the avantgarde in Argentina in the 1960s and 70s. In 1963, she staged her first joint happening in Paris, "La Destrucción", in which she and fellow artists burned the sculptures they had made during their stay in Paris in an impressive action. Since then, she has performed numerous, large–scale happenings and actions, sometimes spanning various continents, and has broken new ground working with new telecommunication media. She uses soft, impermanent materials and focuses on the participation of the audience and the release of collective energy. “The work of art is the instant, in which the individual lives, not the thing. The advent of development, and not of forms, which end up relegated to the level of accessories. A society’s art in constant change cannot be by any means a static image.” (Marta Minujín)

The film documents several of Marta Minujín’s most spectacular works from the late 1960s, which explore new media, such as El Batacazo (1966), Simultaneity in Simultaneity (1966), Super Heterodyne (1967), Minuphone (1967) and Minucode (1968).

Documentary film by Maria Flores

Courtesy Marta Minujín

Document media
Film, colour, sound, 6:30 min

extended body, happening, pleasure, participation, public space, state oppression