Gallery Talk: Adrian Locke on Lygia Clark
The curator Adrian Locke will be discussing the exhibition Lygia Clark: Work from the 1950’s at Alison Jacques Gallery.
London. On Tuesday 12 July, 2016 at 6.30pm, 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.
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.