Lygia Clark

1920–1988

Biography

Lygia Clark (Belo Horizonte, October 23, 1920 – Rio de Janeiro, April 25, 1988) was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the Brazilian Constructivist movements of the mid-20th century and the Tropicalia movement. Along with Brazilian artists Amilcar de Castro, Franz Weissmann, Lygia Pape and poet Ferreira Gullar, Clark co-founded the Neo-Concrete movement. The Neo-Concretists believed that art should be subjective and organic. Throughout her career, Clark discovered ways for museum goers (who would later be referred to as "participants") to interact with her art works. She sought to redefine the relationship between art and society. Clark's works dealt with inner life and feelings.

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Artworks

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Anthropophagia

Meaning cannibalism, anthropophagia as an art term is associated with the 1960s Brazilian art movement Tropicália whose work, although being ...

Tate Paper

Blurring the Boundaries between Art and Life (in the Museum?)

Anna Dezeuze, Blurring the Boundaries between Art and Life (in the Museum?); Tate Papers no.8
Tate Etc

You saw it here first

You saw it here first; Gallery One, New vision Centre, signals and Indica at Tate Britain I TATEV ETC issue ...
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Border crossing

The late 1960s saw a radical rethinking of the art object through ‘Open Systems.’ Anna Dezeuze explores aspects of this ...

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