"The World of Lygia Clark"
The Cultural Association "The World of Lygia Clark" is
a nonprofit organization that seeks to disseminate the life and
work of Lygia Clark in Brazil and the world, promoting and organizing
with partners events, publications and exhibitions on the artist.
In addition, developed a pioneering and revolutionary process of
certification of works of the artist, which, in almost its entirety,
are parts not signed and manufactured. Its performance valued the
work of Lygia Clark by inhibiting actions of forgery and ensures
the purchase and sale of authentic pieces
The Association was founded in May 2001 to establish a register
of works and all materials related to the trajectory of the Artist.
The Association's mission is to disseminate information on Lygia
Clark through texts, photos or any other media that emerge derived
from its creation as well as search and certify the authenticity
of the works of the artist. In Cultural Association have currently
a collection of 6000 images and 15,000 pages of documents. This
collection works, above all, as a dynamic file that is updated as
new documents are searched or created by the field of art criticism
or academics. With letters and personal documents in Portuguese,
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese, the collection
focuses the idea of a broader study on the artistic activity of
Lygia, making the Cultural Association "The World of Lygia
Clark" reference for the study of contemporary Brazilian art
available to researchers in Brazil and the world.
The role of this organization is to be the main player of Lygia’s
ideas, to spread out the essence of her proposals and to renew their
effectiveness as life stimulation, as the Artist herself would like
her work experienced.
its inception in 2001, the certification of works by Lygia Clark
is a necessary activity for the registration, research and dissemination
of the work of the artist. Moreover, it is a guarantee of security
and certainty, no doubt about the origin and authenticity of the
work for collectors.
The Cultural Association "The World of Lygia Clark" offers
free certification of works. The process is done with the evaluation
of documents submitted by the owner about the origin, history of
buying the work, technical reports, data from the work and the owner.
The analysis of the certification process is based on the documents
of property of the works, written by the Artist herself. If the
work is not identified in these lists, the owner is asked to send
the work to a qualified professional who will make accurate chemical
tests and the identification of old materials.
Currently, the Association has about 560 works certified, making
your database a security instrument for the realization of exhibitions.
The Association has the support of all collectors of works by Lygia
Clark to identify, certify and disseminate the work of one of the
most important artists of Art History. Lygia Clark is a Brazilian
cultural patrimony, and we ask your cooperation to continue to contribute
to the preservation and appreciation of Brazilian art.
Contact us by e-mail email@example.com
Lygia creates new concepts, such as "Organic Line," promotes
interactivity with the audience and gradually moves away from traditional
media of art. This concept of participation was what the artist
more deepened throughout her artistic career, becoming one of its
most striking features, on which the scenario of national and international
art shows more interest.
Keeping alive the memory of Lygia Clark as well as spread her work
is the priority in the Association since founding. The organization
participated in dozens of exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Among
The Art of Participation, SF-MoMa, San Francisco (2008); Peripheral
vision and Collective Body, Museum, Bolzano (2008); Krobo/Clark,
Lodz Muzeum, Poland (2008); WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,
MOCA, Los Angeles (2007), Washington (2008), Vancouver (2008); Tropicália:
a revolution in Brazilian Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
(2005); Barbican, London (2006) and Bronx Museum of the Art, New
York (2006/07), MAM-Rio, Brazil (2008); Lygia Clark, da obra ao
acontecimento: somos o molde, a você cabe o sopro..., Musée
des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (2005) and Pinacoteca of São Paulo,
Brazil (2006); Pulse: Art, Healing and Transformation, ICA, Boston,
(2003); Brazil: Body and Soul, New York, Guggenheim Museum (2001);
7th International Istanbul Biennial – Special room, Istanbul
(2001). Pensamento Mudo, Dan Galeria, (2004). 50 Jahre/Years DOCUMENTA:
1955-2005, Kunsthalle Fridericiaum Kassel (2005). Artists' Favourites,
ICA - London, (2004). Soto: a construção da imaterialidade,
CCBB - Rio and Brasília, Instituto Tomie Othake (2005).
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Several texts about Lygia Clark are made, either an analysis of
a phase, or a deep investigation on her trajectory. Therefore, all
research material is important to spread the memory of Lygia Clark.
For maintaining the research and preservation work, as well as the
administrative operations of the Cultural Association, fees are
charged for the use of image rights, to institutions that seek association
with the interest in disclosing the artist's work, through projects
with commercial purposes.
All publishers and museums seeking the Association for use of image
rights of Lygia Clark, are invited to provide copies of these books
to our library. Thus, we can better meet the researchers who come
to us. We select a few publications that were supported by the Cultural
Association for his edition: Elles centrepompidou, Juan Vicente
Aliaga (2009). Woman Artists, MoMA (2009). The Body in Contemporary
Art, Thames&Rudson (2009). Understanding Art, Nelson Education
(2008). PRATES, Valkyria, SANT'ANA, Renata. Lygia Clark: lines alive.
São Paulo: Paulinas, 2006. FERREIRA, Gloria; COTRIM, Cecilia
(org.). Writings of artists: 60/70 years. Rio de Janeiro: Jorge
Zahar, 2006. Farina, Cynthia. Art, cuerpo y subjetividad: estetica
de la formación y pedagogia de las afecciones. Thesis. University
of Barcelona, 2005. GUIGON, Emmanuel, Pierre, Arnauld. L `oeil moteur:
art optique et cinétique, 1950-1975. Strasbourg: Musée
d 'Art moderne et contemporain, 2005. DE SALVO, Donna. Open Systems:
Rethinking Art c.1970. London: Tate, 2005. HOFFMANN, Jens, Jonas,
Joan. Perform. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. BRETT, Guy.Carnival
of perception: selected writings on art. London: InIVA, 2004. 100
Brazilians. Edited by the Department of Communication of the Federal
Government, 2004. Ramirez, Mari Carmen; OLEA, Hector. Inverted Utopias:
Avant-garde art in Latin America. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts,
2004. BOIS, Yve-Alain; KRAUSS, Rosalind et al. Art since 1900: modernism,
postmodernism and antimodernism. London: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
SUZUKI, Katsuo. Brazil: Body Nostalgia. Tokyo: The National Museum
of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2004. GROSENICK, Uta. Women artists, arttistas
Mujeres de los siglos XX y XXI. Colonia: Taschen, 2001.
In addition to these titles, many others are published in collaboration
with the Cultural Association "The World of Lygia Clark".
For more information about using the image of the work of Lygia
Clark, contact: email@example.com
"I think my walking is wonderful, because now I do not know
what came before, whether it's art in the form of propositions or
life that suddenly collapses within me by bringing this state of
sensibility!" Lygia Clark, 22.1.1970
An artistic career closely linked to the concept of art and life
could not be condensed into a style or an archaic concept, the work
of Lygia Clark reverberates many issues and proposals for life,
transposing "mannerisms casts" of Art, and shows disturbing
In order to propagate this open field trials, the Cultural Association
"The World of Lygia Clark" develops a series of projects
that combine the dissemination of the work with the need to expose
the ideas of this "non-artist" who crossed the borders
of art, asking questions vital to the history of international artistic
Project Book "The World of Lygia Clark"
In 2004, was launched the first publishing project of the Association:
the book "The World of Lygia Clark" which sets out, with
text and images taken from the homonymous movie, directed by Edward
Clark in 1973, the propositions and concepts of the artist. Divided
into fifteen chapters (each chapter is represented by one of the
works presented in the film) "The World of Lygia Clark"
presents the ideas of the artist, dealing with the notion of boundary
between art and therapy. They illustrated the works of the artist,
that make up the phase of the Nostalgia of the Body, such as: "Elastic
Net, 1974” "Water and Shells, 1966," "Anthropophagic
Slobber, 1973" and "Voyage, 1973”. The production
of a mini-CD that accompanies the book with an edition of five minutes
of the film offers a rare opportunity to the reader not attended
to learn about the universe of Lygia Clark. The book is bilingual
(English / Portuguese) and contains the full transcript of the dialogue
of Lygia Clark featured in the movie. The graphic design of the
book is by Alessandra Clark and the preface texts are by Guy Brett
and Philip Scovino.
Project Lygia Clark Online
Creation of a portal on the Artist in which the Internet user, in
a democratic and free of charges, will find all the information
about her life and work. The portal will have a constant update
on content, as new articles, images or information are added to
the database of the Association.
The site consists of transcripts of the artist's manuscripts, including
unpublished, collection of images, where the Internet users “navigate”
through the sculptures, paintings and personal photos of Lygia;
virtual exhibition (with the major works of each phase of the artist,
arranged in order chronological), and video collection. There will
also be a Discussion Forum, where site visitors can exchange information
on the work of Lygia Clark with critics, researchers and other important
names of Brazilian contemporary art, who will be invited each month
by the Cultural Association.
The initial design of the site is to be made available in Portuguese
and English. By the importance of the work on the world stage, we
are confident that after the portal to be launched bilingual, able
to sponsorship if the case in other languages (Spanish, French,
Lygia Clark Schools
art is a necessity of human beings. Literate, to enable a critical
reading of the world through dialogue it establishes with the individual.
The art works with the essence of being human, in which the sensitive,
the perceptive and the reflective interact allowing the expression
of feelings, ideas and information.
In order to develop strategies for communicative interaction between
the individual and the art of Lygia Clark, the project, Lygia Clark
in Schools is an initiative of the Cultural Association "The
World of Lygia Clark" for the private and public schools in
Based on perception, revealing levels of meaning in the experience
with the object and artistic creation, the project seeks to spread
the work of the artist with children and young people in school
age, increasing the importance of art in the process of human development.
Social responsibility is a matter of utmost importance today between
the commitments of the companies, who have been made aware of their
role in the implementation of citizenship in a nation. From there
the project Lygia Clark in Schools, develops, as an agent of the
process of social responsibility within the Brazilian system of
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Many are the anxieties caused by the work of Lygia, not only plastic
works that constitute its history - many are the studies, both literary
and plastics, and many are the reverberations of her work, such
as exhibitions and thesis are produced in several points of the
The Research sector of the Cultural Association aims to catalog
the complete works of artist and establish a register of such works
and all materials related to them. The collections, consisting of
images and texts are organized to facilitate the study of Lygia
Organized in a database that is not yet available online, the Research
is open to interested parties by scheduling by e-mail (email@example.com)
The most recent retrospective of Lygia's work was performed in conjunction
with the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, in Barcelona. A large
exhibition was inaugurated in 1997 at the Foundation itself. Then
went to the Museum of Marseille (1998), Oporto Museum (1998) and
Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts,
The show season ended the Imperial Palace in Rio de Janeiro, between
December 1998 and February 1999, gathering more than 30 thousand
people, a number considered a record. The partnership also generated
a catalog of about 500 pages in four languages with a circulation
of 9 thousand copies. Currently this publication is over.
Since it was founded, the Cultural Association participated and
contributed in more than 70 exhibitions in Brazil and the world:
Musée du Calais (Calais, France), The Museum of Modern Art
Oxford (England), Solomon Guggenheim Museum (NY), Ludwig Museum
(Colony), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), The Henry Moore Institute
(Leeds, England), Museo de Arte Latioamericano de Buenos Aires,
Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), Musée d'art moderne et contemporaine
(Geneva), Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), MOMA (NY),
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I (Madrid), Tate Modern (London), Pinacoteca
of São Paulo, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Musée
des Beaux-Arts de Nantes e Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
(German),Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts
Houston (USA), MCA Chicago (USA), Barbican Center (London), ICA-London
(England), NMWA – Washington (USA), PS1 NY (USA), Lodz Muzeum
(Poland), Instituto Oi Futuro (Rio de Janeiro), SF MoMA San Francisco
(USA), MOT Tokyo (Japan), Museion (Bolzano - Italy), Centre Pompidou
(France), Zacheta National Museum of Poland, among other partners.
Exhibitions of Lygia Clark have already been implemented in 29 countries
and 114 different cities, without counting those organized from
personal collections that are not reported to the Association. The
work of Lygia had a special room at the Museum of Modern Art in
Rio from 1999 to 2001. This period, 30% of the public who attended
the MAM had as main objective to see the work of the artist.
A solo exhibition of Lygia Clark, held at the Pinacoteca do Estado
de Sao Paulo between January and March 2006, received a total audience
of 47,570 visitors, of whom 2807 were students, coming from 44 schools.
Among the institutions that have in their collections works certified
by the Cultural Association are: 21st Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa (Japan), Autin Desdemond Fine Art (England), Ella Fontanals
Cisneros Collection (USA), Marie-Josée Kravis - Stonecroft
Associates LLC (USA), MoMa Museum of Modern Art (USA), Tate Modern
(London), Fundacion Cisneros (Venezuela), Centre Pompidou (France),
Venice Biennale, Coopel Collection (Mexico), Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofia (USA), Walker Art Center (USA) and MMA São