- Lygia Clark Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1920 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988
- Technique:Collage on paperboard
- Dimensions:29,5 x 10 cm
- Category: Work on paper, Drawing
- Entry date:2007
- Register number:AD04535
The work of Lygia Clark involves a rereading of European constructive geometry, to transform it into a “sensitive” geometry, dependent on the body and the context, in which the work becomes an object at the service of the viewer’s subjectivity. The artist’s exhibition in Rio de Janeiro in 1958 showed her art’s revolutionary capacity and the importance of space to her aesthetic investigations. The virtual space, suggested by Josef Albers’ work, is at the basis of her pieces in which the architectural experience arises from the idea of modulation. The artist goes beyond a retinal concept of the art: “My vision is not purely optical, it is fiercely linked to my experience of feeling, not just in an immediate sense, but in a deep sense, of unknown origin. What one form can express has meaning for me in close connection with its inner space, the empty-full of its existence, just as there is an ‘us’ that grows towards completion and takes on meaning as maturity approaches.” Espaço modulado (Modulated Space) is, besides, an example of the capacity for purifying language in Clark’s work, in which the white line along the edge of the two black rectangles revolutionises the question of the figure and the background, reducing the figure to a single line of emptiness.
Carmen Fernández Aparicio
New York : Louis Alexander Gallery, 1963.
Lygia Clark, de l'oeuvre à l'événement : nous sommes le moule, à vous de donner le souffle : [Nantes, Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, 8 octobre-31 décembre 2005 / catalogue par Suely Rolnik ... et al.].Clark, Lygia ( 1920-1988)[Nantes] : Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes ; Dijon : Les Presses du réel, 
Brasiliana : Installationen von 1960 bis heute : [Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2. Oktober 2013-5.Januar 2014] = installations from 1960 to the present : [Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, October 2, 2013-January 5, 2014] / [herausgegeben von = edited by Martina Weinhart und = and Max Hollein.[Frankfurt] : Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ; Köln : Walther König, 
[São Paulo, Brasil] : Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 
Out of actions : between performance and the object, 1949-1979 / organized by Paul Schimmel ; with essays by Kristine Stiles ... [et al.].Los Angeles : The Museum of Contemporary Art ; New York ; London : Thames and Hudson, 1998.