Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988

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Introduction to Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988

Lygia Clark. Diálogo de mãos. 1966
Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark”

Glenn Lowry: Hello, I'm Glenn Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art. Welcome to Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948 - 1988. This is the first U.S. retrospective of an innovative and complex artist, whose influence extended far beyond her native Brazil.

On your tour, you'll hear from Luis Perez-Oramas, the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at MoMA, and co-organizer of the exhibition:

Luis Perez-Oramas: Clark's daring and radical, sensorial, and collective propositions marked a critical frontier between art and non-art, between art and therapy, between aesthetic content and self-analytical immersion.

Glenn Lowry: The exhibition traces Clark's journey from early abstract paintings, through sculpture, and eventually to works that are fully interactive. Connie Butler, Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and exhibition co-organizer:

Connie Butler: : She's there as some kind of behind-the-scenes almost conductor or initiator of the activity. But the activity really takes place completely in the body of the viewer.

Glenn Lowry: Late in her career, Clark wrote:

Lygia Clark (read by voice actor): My entire process has been an attempt to unite art and life.

Glenn Lowry: MoMA Audio+ is sponsored by Bloomberg.

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