Lygia Pape. The Skin of ALL

Mar 19 — Jul 17, 2022

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  • Lygia Pape, „Divisor" ("Divider"), 1968; Performance at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1990 © Projeto Lygia Pape, photo: Paula Pape
  • “O Ovo” (“The Egg”) - 1967 Vintage black and white photograph © Projeto Lygia Pape
  • Lygia Pape, Manto Tupinambá (Tupinambá Mantle), 1996/99, photograph in lightbox © Projeto Lygia Pape
  • “Ttéia 1C” - 2001/2016 Silver thread, wood, nails and light Installation view of ‘Lygia Pape’ at Hauser & Wirth London, 2016 © Projeto Lygia Pape Courtesy Projeto Lygia Pape
  • Lygia Pape in her studio, 1959, Photo: Günther Pape © Projeto Lygia Pape

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating its first solo exhibition in Germany to the Brazilian avantgarde artist, Lygia Pape (1927–2004). Titled “The Skin of ALL,” the exhibition presents the artist’s multifaceted, interdisciplinary oeuvre, which, based on her irrepressible love of experimentation, was developed continuously over five decades.

Her oeuvre includes abstract-geometric paintings, drawings, reliefs, unique woodcuts, two ballet compositions, sculptures and poems, as well as experimental films, immersive spatial installations or collective performances and explorations of public space.

Together with Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape was one of the key figures of the neo-concrete movement of the 1950s and 1960s in Brazil. Her specific understanding of a geometric abstraction resulted in a radical new conception of concrete-constructivist art. In addition to ethical and socio-political issues and against the backdrop of the twenty-year-long dictatorship in Brazil, Lygia Pape harnessed her poetic works to champion experimental and sensory experiences of every stripe. For her, the viewers were the actual creators of her works.

A Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen exhibition in conjunction with Projeto Lygia Pape.

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Installation views

  • Installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Lygia Pape, left: Lingua apunha-lada (Stabbed Tongue) – 1968, photograph, lightbox; right: A mão do povo (The Hand oft he Peop-le) – 1975, 16 mm film, conver-ted to digital, color, sound, 11‘40‘‘, installation view K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 20
  • Lygia Pape, Livro do tempo (Book of Time) –1961–1963, Tempera and acrylic on wood, installation view K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
  • Lygia Pape, “Ttéia 1C” – 2001/2016, silver thread, wood, nails and light © Projeto Lygia Pape, Courtesy Projeto Lygia Pape, installation view K20, Kunst-sammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022, photo: Achim Kukulies
Program
  • Reading Group zu Lygia Pape

    Fr, 25.3., 22.4., 20.5., 24.6., 16 – 17.30 Uhr

    Reading

    K20

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