Lygia Pape: Magnetized Space

February 18, 2012

Lygia Pape: Magnetized Space

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
7 December 2011 through 19 February 2012

I was visiting the Lygia Pape Show at Serpentine and it was great to see “Ttéia 1, C (Web)”, which was also presented at the Venice Biennale 2009. I was surprised by her early political influenced video performances and her abstract works as painter and video artist. This show proofs, that Lygia Pape is one of the important but not widely known artists of the 20th century – without being “exotic” in any way.

Read also the text by Jessica Furseth in whitehot magazine:
“Lygia Pape’s work, with all its geometry, should not feel this sensual. Maybe it is the music, the soft bossa nova strumming through the rooms of the Serpentine Gallery that does it, or it could be the radical undercurrent. The political message is there as a subtle nudge in the work, much of which was created under a stifling Brazilian government, but Pape is also radical in terms of her playfulness…

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