• Lygia Clark, Baba antropofágica (Cannibalistic Slobber), 1973, cotton thread, dimensions variable.

    Lygia Clark

    Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
    SCES, Trecho 02, lote 22
    August 5–September 21, 2008

    Curated by Felipe Scovino

    One of Brazil's most renowned artists, Lygia Clark (1920–1988) is recognized internationally as a pioneer of participatory aesthetics. During her Neo-concrete period, she engaged with what critic Ferreira Gullar in a 1959 essay called the “non-object,” and this ontological questioning of art subsequently led to her famous “Sensorial Objects” series, 1966–68, made of everyday materials to be manipulated by the viewer. Conceived in opposition to museological conventions of vision and display, such works inevitably pose a challenge to curators. This survey of four decades of Clark's output, organized by Felipe Scovino, features more than thirty replicas for visitors to interact with, alongside some 150 original pieces. The accompanying catalogue promises to be a must-have, as it includes an abundance of never before published letters and journal entries from the artist's zealously guarded archive.