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Spectator participation isn’t just encouraged—it’s necessary for this reenactment of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape’s Divisor (Divider), starting in front of The Met Breuer (945 Madison Avenue) at 11am. We invite the public to join in as we walk Pape’s original blank “canvas” in a procession from The Met Breuer to The Met Fifth Avenue. With this current staging of the seminal work, we revisit Pape’s embrace of experimentation, process, contingency, experience, and desire to break down the space between the artist and the viewer.
Originally staged in the streets of the artist’s native Rio in 1968, this free performance coincides with the opening of the exhibition Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms, on view at The Met Breuer, March 21–July 23, 2017.
Presented in a collaboration between MetLiveArts and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, this presentation of Divisor (Divider) is made possible by the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Fund, and Kelly and Gerry Pasciucco.
Registration is full. Spectatorship is encouraged.
Rain Date: Sunday, March 26 at 11 am
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Lygia Pape (Brazilian, 1927–2004)
Performance at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1990
Photo: Paula Pape
© Projeto Lygia Pape