Luiz Camillo Osorio participates in Met Breuer symposium on the work of Lygia Pape

(New York, USA)

Lygia Pape, one of the most prominent Brazilian artists of her generation, gained her first major retrospective exhibition in the United States earlier this year at The Met Breuer. On view through July 23rd, the show is titled “Lygia Pape: a Multitude of Forms” and displays the artist’s rich ouevre as manifest across varied media, from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, performance, and film.

Now it’s time for spectators and specialists alike to discuss Pape’s legacy and role within Brazilian modern art in a symposium organized by the institution along Projeto Lygia Pape. Set for next Thursday, May 4th, the event invites a number of curators and academics – including PIPA Prize Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio – to talk about how this fundamental artist’s work relates to the broader context in which she was situated. The complete symposium schedule can be found below.

“To Live Is to Invent: Perspectives on the Art and Times of Lygia Pape”

MORNING SESSION, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met
Pedro Fortes, Projeto Lygia Pape, Rio de Janeiro

Keynote Lecture
Paulo Herkenhoff, art critic and curator, Rio de Janeiro

Negotiating History: Art and Politics in Brazil
Carlos Basualdo, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Claudia Calirman, Assistant Professor of Art History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Discussion

LUNCH BREAK, from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSION, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Legacies of Abstraction and the Avant-Garde
Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History, Barnard College
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Director, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York
Discussion

Unpacking Pape’s Practice: Cross Disciplinarity, Experimentation, and Cultural Traditions
Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, New York University
Luiz Camillo Osorio, Curator, PIPA Institute, Rio de Janeiro and Professor of Aesthetics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met
Discussion


Symposium “To Live Is to Invent: Perspectives on the Art and Times of Lygia Pape”, featuring presentations by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Pedro Fortes, Paulo Herkenhoff, Carlos Basualdo, Keith L., Katherine Sachs, Claudia Calirman, Adele Nelson, Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard and Luiz Camillo Osorio
Thursday, May 4th, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
Free with Museum admission

The Met Breuer
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