Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988

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'Devotees of the Brazilian artist already know that previous monographs were scant and expansive, and that much of the key criticism about her, as well as her own prose, hadn't been translated from Portuguese. Offering a strong corrective, this catalogue strives to be definitive, with essays by ten authors alongside nearly three hundred spaciously arranged images of Clark's boundary-breaking art'  - Bookforum

A beautiful and comprehensive survey of the Brazilian artist, Lygia Clark 

Published in conjunction with a major monographic retrospective of the work of Brazilian painter, sculptor and performance artist Lygia Clark, at MoMA, this publication presents a survey of the artist's groundbreaking practice. Having trained with modern masters from the late 1940s to mid-1950s, Clark was at the forefront of Constructivist and Neo-Concretist movements in Brazil and fostered the active participation of the spectator through her works. This is the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English.

Three sections based on key phases throughout her career Abstraction, Neo-Concretism and The Abandonment of Art examine critical moments in Clark's production. Each section is accompanied by a selection of works by other artists that provide context for understanding the circumstances that shaped her artistic investigations, as well works by a younger generation of Brazilian artists that reflect Clark's own influence. Featuring a significant selection of previously unpublished archival texts of Clark's personal writings, it is a vital source of primary documentation for twentieth-century art history scholarship

  • Author: Cornelia H Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. and Luis Perez-Oramas, Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art for the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Date published: June 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870708909
  • Product Dimensions: 31.0 x 24.9 cm

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