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Lygia Clark

Brazilian, 1920–1988

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Lygia Clark

Brazilian, 1920–1988

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Influenced by Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Lygia Clark is in turn remembered for her impact on various art historical movements, especially as a pioneer in participatory art. During her early career in the 1950s, Clark produced geometric, system-based paintings and Constructivist-influenced sculpture. Shortly after, along with artists Amilcar de Castro, Franz Weissmann, Lygia Pape, and poet Ferreira Gullar, Clark co-founded the Neo-Concrete movement. Around this time, she created her iconic “Bichos” (Beasts), metal sculptures that viewers were invited to rearrange. In the 1960s, her work took a conceptual turn as Clark began to create ephemeral and mutable objects. Her late work continued to investigate sensory perception and interaction along themes of psychotherapy and healing.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
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Tate, and 4 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

Influenced by Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Lygia Clark is in turn remembered for her impact on various art historical movements, especially as a pioneer in participatory art. During her early career in the 1950s, Clark produced geometric, system-based paintings and Constructivist-influenced sculpture. Shortly after, along with artists Amilcar de Castro, Franz Weissmann, Lygia Pape, and poet Ferreira Gullar, Clark co-founded the Neo-Concrete movement. Around this time, she created her iconic “Bichos” (Beasts), metal sculptures that viewers were invited to rearrange. In the 1960s, her work took a conceptual turn as Clark began to create ephemeral and mutable objects. Her late work continued to investigate sensory perception and interaction along themes of psychotherapy and healing.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
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