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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