Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Text by Briony Fer, Daniel Birnbaum.
A founding member of Brazil's Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Pape (1927–2004) made art that favored the primacy of the viewer's sensorial experience. Pape's geometric abstractions explore rich territory through sculpture, drawing, engraving, filmmaking and installation. This publication brings together works spanning 1955 to 2001. The precise incised lines of Pape's Tecelares woodcut prints and drawings of the 1950s and '60s marry pure geometry with organic patterns. Her subsequent Ttéia installations (begun in the late 1970s and continued throughout her career) present captivating explorations of geometry, space and materiality. Installation views and detail shots of these works complement texts by Briony Fer and Daniel Birnbaum, two ardent followers of Pape's work.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by María Luisa Blanco, Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Teresa Velásquez. Text by Ivana Bentes, Guy Brett, Lauro Cavalcanti, et al.
Lygia Pape (1927–2004) was a founding member of Brazil's Neo-Concrete movement. Her early work developed out of European geometric abstraction (Concrete art), but Pape expanded these idioms, drawing on the visual traditions of her native country. Her paintings, sculptures, books and films have made a defining contribution to Brazil's artistic identity, as well as to the field of artist's books. Pape was closely affiliated with artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica and enjoyed comparable prominence and acclaim in Brazil. Outside of Brazil, however, Pape has remained less well known than her contemporaries, until the Reina Sofia and Serpentine Gallery's landmark show of 2011–12. The catalogue for that exhibition—the first English-language monograph on the artist—quickly went out of print and is now a rarity. This expanded, revised edition of that catalogue reveals her oeuvre for an English-speaking audience for the first time.