Art Exhibition: Lygia Pape - Magnetized Space

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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.

Lygia Pape, Installation view, Magnetized Space, Serpentine Gallery, London © 2011 Jerry Hardman-Jones via www.serpentinegallery.org

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.

Lygia Pape, Sem título (Untitled) 1956, Tempera / Oil on wood 40 × 40 × 3.2 cm Courtesy of Projeto Lygia Pape © Projeto Lygia Pape via www.serpentinegallery.org

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.

Lygia Pape Ttéia 1, C (Web) 2011 Installation view, Magnetized Space Serpentine Gallery, London © 2011 Jerry Hardman-Jones via www.serpentinegallery.org
Lygia Pape, Livro da arquitectura (Book of Architecture) 1959-60 Tempera on cardboard 12 elements, 30 × 30 ea. Courtesy of Projeto Lygia Pape © Projeto Lygia Pape via www.serpentinegallery.org

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.

Lygia Pape Livro do Tempo (Book of Time) 1961-63 Installation view, Magnetized Space, Serpentine Gallery, London © 2011 Jerry Hardman-Jones via www.serpentinegallery.org

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

written by webo29 on 2012-01-28 #news #brazil #london #art-exhibition #lygia-pape #serpentine-gallery

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One Comment

  1. fmadera
    fmadera ·

    How come this are not analogue photographs of the actual show??

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