Equipe3 & Arte/Ação
Equipe 3 was composed by the artists Francisco Iñarra (1947 – 2009), Genilson Soares (1940) e Lydia Okumura (1948).
Working together between 1970 and 1979, they generated one of the most relevant experimental artistic productions of the 1970s. Creators of happenings and ephemeral installations which configure the history of avant-garde art in Brazil, as it would later become known, their oeuvre is documented in a number of institutional collections such as the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC/USP), the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM/SP), the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the Fundação Nemirovsky, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hara Museum in Tokyo, Japan, among others.
Following Okumura's departure, Iñarra and Genilson would continue working together as Arte/Ação. In 1975 the double act would begin a series of works appropriating the works of other artists, such as Chihiro Shimotani, Giorgio de Chirico and Marino Marini, which belonged to the MAC/USP collection. In one of these appropriations, Evento com a Pedra Event (Even with the Event Stone), the duo secretly remove a piece from Shimotani’s installation, a Pedra Event (The Event Stone), and take it for a “stroll” around the museum. Based on the premise “to document is to express”, a concept coined by the group, action slides into a photographic series, as well as other propositions of theirs.