Lygia Clark

Visual artist, installation art. Clark started her artistic career in 1947. Her first works were monochromatic paintings in the Brazilian Concretismo style. In the early 1950s, she went to study in Paris. She was teaching there at the Sorbonne in the 1970s. In the 1960s, she rejected Concretismo. Together with Helio Oiticica, she founded the Neoconcretismo movement. Her main concern was the effect her art could have on a spectator. Art, according to her, had to be subjective and organic. Object and spectator had to become one. In the 1970s, she experimented more and more with sensory perception and psychological interaction with objects. She called this ritual without myth. Her work developed into art therapy. Clark had many exhibitions internationally but it was only after her death that she became widely acclaimed.


04.02 to 13.05.2012
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