The Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil: Art, Poetry, and Media Design in Yellowed Newspapers and Digital Archives

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  • The Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil: Art, Poetry, and Media Design in Yellowed Newspapers and Digital Archives

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    Keywords: Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil, archive, documentation, neoconcretism, site-specificity, tactical media, Ferreira Gullar, Robert Smithson, Art Forum, graphic design.

    This paper focuses on a Brazilian newspaper archive from the 1950s—the Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil—usually considered as the vehicle for the neoconcrete movement. It argues that the artists and poets working in this six-year publication increasingly engaged this media as a medium. It further raises methodology and historiography questions regarding the status of documents and digital archives. And, hopefully, it helps disrupt established narratives with fresh transnational histories crafted through comparisons between a couple of artworks published in this cultural supplement and related examples from the New York based Art Forum magazine in the 1960s and 70s.

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