Carlito Carvalhosa. Sketch for <i>Rio</i> (River). Photo courtesy of the artist

Rio (River): A Workshop with Carlito Carvalhosa

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, First floor
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior

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Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art
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Using Lygia Clark's book Meu doce rio (My Sweet River) as a source of inspiration, artist Carlito Carvalhosa (Brazilian, b. 1961) orchestrates a public action based on the relationship between space, sound, language, and breath. Participants read Clark's work, in both Portuguese and English, printed on a long strip of fabric, which becomes a "line of text" that flows like a river through people's hands. This movement and occupation of the Sculpture Garden and other parts of the Museum reveals the interplay between different sounds with similar meanings and the tension between content and form. The fabric will be on display in the MoMA Studio in the Cullman Education and Research Building following the workshop.

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In conjunction with the exhibitions Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 and MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me

MoMA Studios are free, interactive spaces offering drop-in programs and artist- and educator-led workshops to visitors of all ages in conjunction with an exhibition or a topic related to modern and contemporary art. These experiences complement looking and talking about works of art in the galleries, allowing for engagement with art in participatory, creative ways. Visitors can experiment, play, and create as they make connections between their lives, their own creativity, and the processes and materials of modern and contemporary art.

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