Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 10-Aug. 24, 2014.
Lygia Clark : a space open to time / Cornelia H. Butler -- Lygia Clark : if you hold a stone / Luis Pérez-Oramas -- Lygia Clark : writing revelations, surrendering authorship / Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães -- Writings by Lygia Clark, 1956-1959 -- Ceci n'est pas un mur : the architecture of organic lines / Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima -- Writings by Lygia Clark, 1960-1963 -- Lygia Clark and the problem of art / Briony Fer -- Writings by Lygia Clark, 1968-mid 1980s -- Lygia Clark : at the border of art / Christine Macel -- Of hands and gloves / Frederico Coelho -- Affective geometry, immanent acts : Lygia Clark and performance / André Lepecki -- The making of a body : Lygia Clark's Anthropophagic slobber / Eleonora Fabião -- Word-drool : the constructive secretions of Lygia Clark / Antonio Sergio Bessa
"The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920?1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948?1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA?s own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the ?abandonment? of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark?s career. While Clark?s legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition draws international attention to her work. By bringing together all parts of her radical production, the exhibition seeks to reintroduce her into current discourses of abstraction, participation, and a therapeutic art practice."