Alison Jacques Gallery, 12 July 2016

Dr​. ​Adrian Locke, Senior Curator, Royal Academy of Art, London ​​will be discussing the exhibition Lygia Clark: Work from the 1950’s at Alison Jacques Gallery, London.


Tuesday 12 July, 2016 at 6.30pm


Born in Brazil, Lygia Clark (1920-1988) is one of the most pioneering artists of the twentieth century. Clark's groundbreaking work radically innovated the relationship between the art object and ​ it's ​audience and has become a reference point for generations of artists pushing the limits of sculpture today. Her work has been acquired for major museum collections including Tate, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris​​ ​and The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid. This is the artist​'​s first solo presentation since the critically​ ​acclaimed​ ​retrospective Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art 1948 – 1988 curated by Connie Butler and Luis Pérez-Oramas, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014)​.​


Dr ​. ​Adrian Locke is​ ​Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He joined in 200​1 having ​completed a PhD on art and society in colonial Peru. Over the past 14 years Adrian has ​curated​ a wide variety of exhibitions including​: ​Ai Weiwei​, (2016) (Co-Curated with Tim Marlow)​​; Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (2014) (Co-Curated with Gabriel Perez-Barriero);​ ​Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910 - 1940 (2013); Modern British Sculpture 2011 (Co-Curated with Penelope Curtis and Keith Wilson)​;​ and Anish Kapoor (2009). Adrian also worked very closely with the Philadelphia Museum of Art on​ ​Tesoros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820 (2006)​.


The exhibition runs through 30 July, 2016.

The talk is free but spaces are limited, please RSVP to