Lecture by Corinne Diserens
Lygia Clark, Máscaras abismo
Geometry arises from the reflection of the body projected in my soul. And I am on my way, with a thousand and one aphorisms that I enjoy, that entertain me, fascinate me…
(Excerpt from a letter by Lygia Clark to Hélio Oiticica, June 7, 1974)
Lygia had the power to transcend art and propose experiences of life! Her work is so, so strong and alive!!! (Maria Nepomuceno)
Lygia Clark created art from plastic bags with air, shells, plastic tubes or from no objects at all. She is an icon within contemporary art and an inevitable reference for Brazilian artists, but there are few opportunities to take part of her works. In conjunction with the Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno’s exhibition at Magasin 3, Curator Corinne Diserns gave us in-depth knowledge of a groundbreaking artistry.
Corinne Diserens is a curator and former director of Museion, Bolzano, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, Musées de Marseille and Carta Blanca, Madrid. Corinne Diserens has previously been a curator at IVAM, Valencia, organized the restrospective Lygia Clark at the Musée d’Art Contemporain – MAC, Marseille and co-curated with Suely Rolnik the exhibition Lygia Clark, de l’oeuvre à l’évènement. Nous sommes le moule. A vous de donner le souffle 2005 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes.