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 2001 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 firstname.lastname@example.org