The performance artist, author and musician Arnaldo Antunes (*1960, São Paulo) stands out for the diversity of his work, which makes him unique not only in the cultural scene of Brazil. He writes poetry, paints, creates exhibits and publishes art magazines. “There is no separation of life and art in primitive societies. Separation came with civilisation: music is to be listened to, literature to be read. Modernity has mixed this up again. We are starting to see visual works that use the spoken word, sound poetry. This has shaken up repertoires, high and low quality repertoires: kitsch and erudite. I always liked the top, never the middle.” From 1982 to 1992, Antunes was a member of the band called “Titãs”, a distinctive force in Brazil’s young music scene. His début solo album “Nome” appeared in 1993 as a Book, Video und CD – a project that linked poetry, music and computer animation. In the same year, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil set his poem ”As coisas” to music. The album “Tribalistas” (2002), recorded with Marisa Monte and Carlinhos Brown, won the Latin Grammy and was a number one hit in Italy and Portugal.
Ao vivo no estúdio
Biscoito Fino – 2007
Biscoito Fino – 2006
BMG – 2004
BMG – 2001
BMG – 2000
BMG – 1998
BMG – 1996
BMG – 1995
BMG – 1993
Como É que Chama o Nome Disso - Publifolha, 2006.
Frases do Tomé aos Três Anos - Alegoria, 2006.
Antologia - Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal: Quasi, 2006.
ET Eu Tu - São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2003. With photography by Marcia Xavier.
Palavra desordem - São Paulo: Iluminuras, 2002.
Outro - Curitiba: Mirabilia, 2001.
40 escritos - São Paulo: Iluminuras, 2000.
Doble Duplo - Barcelona: Zona de Obras / Tan, 2000. With foreword by David Byrne and Arto Lindsay.
2 ou + corpos no mesmo espaço - São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1997.
Nome - BMG, 1993.
As coisas - São Paulo: Iluminuras, 1992.
Tudos - São Paulo: Iluminuras, 1990.
Psia - São Paulo: Iluminuras, 1986.
OU E - São Paulo: edição do artista, 1983.