MoMA is about to open a massive retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark—the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of the late Brazilian artist's work. Called The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988, the nearly 300 pieces will be on view from May 10th through August 24th. This includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and participatory works, all drawn from public and private collections.
Clark co-founded the Neo-Concretist art movement. Their belief was that art should be subjective and organic—Clark referred to museum-goers as participants, and encouraged interaction with her works. Some more, from MoMA's bio:
"Lygia Clark trained in Rio de Janeiro and Paris from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s and was a leading abstract artist at the forefront of the Neo-Concretist movement in Brazil, fostering the active participation of spectators through her works. From the late 1960s through the 1970s she created a series of unconventional artworks in parallel to a lengthy psychoanalytic therapy, leading her to develop a series of therapeutic propositions grounded in art. Clark has become a major reference for contemporary artists dealing with the limits of conventional forms of art."
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