"When I touch my arm on a tree stem I feel myself as being part of the human group."
Lygia Clark

 


The Sensory Art of Lygia Clark During The ArtRio Fair


Between 13th and 16th of September, the Cultural Association "The World of Lygia Clark" organizes the exhibition "No place for me in the world of normal" – The Sensory Art of Lygia Clark in partnership with the gallery CLARK ART CENTER in the seat of both institutions, in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. The show will last four days and will be part of the schedule of side events at the ArtRio - International Fair of Contemporary Art in Rio de Janeiro, which takes place during the same period, in Pier Maua, and expects to receive an estimated 60,000 visitors from all over the world.
The initial idea for this exhibition came from one of the texts written by the artist during the period she lived in Paris (in the late 60s), where Clark talks about the newly acquired habit of collecting plastic bags and stones in the streets to build propositions that would take part of her work named "Nostalgia of the Body."
From this point, the audience can see and experience several interactive works that have in common the use of plastic as raw material. Among them: "Draw with Finger", "Water and Shell" and "Stone and Air".
Anyone visiting the event will also see up close (and buy) the new version and gold limited edition of the piece "Bicho", which will have all Its sales donated to art workshops for children living in poor communities of Rio.

Date: 13 – 16th September, 2012
Time: 11 AM – 7PM
Address: Rua Teresa Guimarăes, 35 – Botafogo
Phone: (21)2531-8137