Action Poem

DANGER KING KONG - 1972 London, England

"This expression before returning to Venezuela, Barboza creates situations that 

announce the change that his poetic of action will have when returning to 

Caracas. These expressions were not made outdoors, but in enclosed spaces and 

did not involve performance participation: the artist places a girl dressed in 

white, sitting, carrying a tray on which there are some sheets of paper that 

produced a poster that was Hanging behind the girl. This poster showed King Kong with the word "Beware." The second presentation was greatly influenced 

by the work of Elio Oiticica and was formulated as a party in which elements of 

Latin American cultures and folklore were incorporated."


- Katherine Chacon

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