Lygia Clark

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

October 7–December 31, 2005

Curated by Suely Rolnik

In the late ’70s, Lygia Clark and Brazilian psychoanalyst Suely Rolnik wrote a text on “relational objects” that became fundamental to the artist’s later work, which focused on the development of a non-verbal therapy. Appropriately, Rolnik has now tackled the difficult task of examining the last twenty-five years of Clark’s oeuvre. The exhibition comprises paintings, sculptures, and photographs, including a small number of artworks that predate 1963, the year that signaled a progressive abandonment of the object in Clark’s practice. The core of the show, however, is a documentary of fifty-two interviews conducted by Rolnik in which a range of people involved with Clark’s late work talk about their involvement with the Brazilian artist.