Iria Candela, Glória Ferreira, Sérgio B. Martins, John Rajchman, New York, 2017
Hardcover, 208 pp., 242 illustrations, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Lygia Pape (1927–2004) is a critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways aiming to integrate the art object with life experience. Covering a prolific, unclassifiable career that spanned five decades, the exhibition examines Pape’s extraordinarily rich oeuvre as manifest across varied media, from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, performance, and film.
This beautifully illustrated publication accompanies the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Pape's work. Featuring essays by art historians in both North and South America, as well as two previously untranslated interviews with the artist and an illustrated chronology, Lygia Pape is a testament to the artist's lasting importance to the modern art and culture of Latin America and to her position as a major figure of the international avant-garde.