The World of Lygia Clark, with Anna Maria Maiolino
Introduced by Nicholas Fitch
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Viewed together, the documentaries O Mundo de Lygia Clark and Memória do Corpo chart Clark’s trajectory during the final phase of her career, following her “abandonment” of art and her move into an alternative psychotherapeutic practice. In 1967, together with Clark and six other artists who over the coming decade would adopt film as medium for artistic experimentation—Raymundo Colares, Antonio Dias, Rubens Gerchman, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Carlos Vergara, and Carlos Zilio—the young artist Anna Maria Maiolino signed the “Declaration of Basic Principles of the Avant-garde,” heralding their shift “from the pragmatic vision to the dialectic consciousness.”
O Mundo de Lygia Clark
1973. Brazil. Directed by Eduardo Clark. English subtitles. 27 min.
Memória do Corpo
1984. Brazil. Directed by Mario Carneiro. English subtitles. 29 min.
In-Out (Antropofagia) (In-Out [Antropophagy])
1974. Brazil. Directed by Anna Maria Maiolino. 8 min.
1974 (sound added in 2000). Brazil. Directed by Anna Maria Maiolino. 3 min.
1974 (sound added in 2000). Brazil. Directed by Anna Maria Maiolino. 2 min.
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1976. Brazil. Directed by Anna Maria Maiolino. 3 min.
1979. Brazil. Directed by Anna Maria Maiolino. 2 min.
In conjunction with the exhibition Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988
In the Film exhibition On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s
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