The Serpentine Gallery in London is currently hosting a retrospective exhibition of Lygia Pape’s (1927–2004) daring experimental works. Find out more about it after the jump.
Magnetized Space is the first major exhibition of leading Brazilian artist Lygia Pape’s work to be presented in the United Kingdom. The exhibition brings together well-known and previously unseen works, spanning the realms of sculpture, performance, paintings, films, poems, engravings and collages.
A founding member of the Neo Concrete movement, often seen as the beginning of contemporary art in Brazil, Pape focused her work on the amalgamation of aesthetic, ethical and political ideas.
Although her early work developed out of an interest in European abstraction, she and her contemporaries went beyond simply adopting an international style. They drew on their own local situation. As a matter of fact, many of the works on display were created in response to the political repression growing in the late 1960s and reflected the artist’s strongly critical views on Brazil’s elite.
Spanning all of Pape’s career, the exhibition is open until February 19th 2012 at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA
Source/further info can be found at: www.serpentinegallery.org