FRIENDS FROM FOUR continents planning visits to the U.S. have asked me what upcoming museum shows are likely to be must-sees. Here’s my current list of these shows, which happen to feature an unusually strong selection of work by women:
Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988
May 10-August 24, 2014
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY
The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA’s own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the “abandonment” of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark’s career. While Clark’s legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition draws international attention to her work.
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