Saturday, 18 February 2012

Review of Lygia Pape: Magnetized Space at the Serpentine Gallery

Lygia Pape: Magnetized Space
Serpentine Gallery
7 December 2011 – 19 February 2012

Lygia Pape (1927-2004) was a leading Brazilian artist and founding member of the Neo Concrete movement, dedicated to the inclusion of art in everyday life, whose output and styles are so diverse that her current exhibition at the Serpentine, a pared down version of a larger show held in Madrid last year, and her first major exhibition in the UK, has been described by Adrian Searle as having the feel of a group show [‘Lygia Pape: modernist with a bossa nova beat,’ The Guardian, 07 December 2011]. Nevertheless, there are a number of themes which seem to permeate and link the highly experimental and daring works on display.

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