Lygia Pape - the exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Lygia Pape

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An overview of the experimental, political, and participatory artwork of the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape 

Pape worked across an expansive range of media, including painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, film, performance, poetry, and installation, and her art is now exhibited worldwide. This handsome book provides an extensive examination of her lengthy, prolific career.

She embraced the ideals of Concrete art and geometric abstraction early on, and later was an active participant in the Neo Concrete movement that championed experimentation and chance. During this time, she created participatory works that questioned the space between artist and viewer, as well as the social context of art itself. Featuring essays from art historians in both North and South America, an illustrated chronology, and two previously untranslated interviews with the artist, Lygia Pape is a testament to Pape's lasting importance to the modern art and culture of Latin America and to her position as a major figure of the international avant-garde.

  • Author: Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1588396167
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 22.0 cm