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Empty House Casa Vazia

Luhring Augustine is pleased to present Empty House Casa Vazia, a sculpture exhibition featuring a cross-generational group of Brazilian artists whose works engage the legacy of 1950s Neoconcretism. Challenging the rationalism and universal objectivity of early abstraction, the artists associated with this movement sought a means of expression beyond an object’s immutable formal properties, and embraced a phenomenological, at times participatory, approach in their efforts to expand the vocabulary of sculpture.

Empty House Casa Vazia does not aim to tell a genealogical story. Rather, the exhibition forefronts the experiential here-and-now of the works presented, as well as sets the stage for diverse dialogues between iconic historical works and recent statements in contemporary sculpture. These conceptually rigorous and sometimes unassuming works offer critical insight into questions of materiality, tactility, and space. They are drawn together by a shared artistic language that emphasizes an economy of means and, most importantly, by a poetic, often playful sensibility.

The exhibition is organized by Lucrecia Zappi and Donald Johnson Montenegro, and includes works by Waltercio Caldas, Lygia Clark, Raymundo Colares, Adriano Costa, Alexandre da Cunha, Amílcar de Castro, Willys de Castro, Antonio Dias, Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Jac Leirner, Rodrigo Matheus, Paulo Monteiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Tunga, and Erika Verzutti.

Artworks

Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2000 
Fernanda Gomes Untitled, 2011 
Fernanda Gomes Untitled, 2011 
Fernanda Gomes, Untitled, 2008
Lygia Clark Bicho, 1960/1984 
Mira Schendel Untitled from the series Droguinhas (little nothings), 1965-1966 
Erika Verzutti, Brasilia Teatro (Brasilia Theater), 2014
Amilcar de Castro
Paulo Monteiro Bananada, 2011 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2012 
Helio Oiticica Relevo Espacial 6, 1959 (constructed: 1991) 
Lygia Pape Livro da noite e dia, 1963/76 
Tunga Albinos, 1982 
Adriano Costa Norwegian Cheese 2, 2014
Tunga Albinos, 1982 
Tunga Albinos, 1982 
Willys de Castro
Amilcar de Castro
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2000 
Marcius Galan, Untitled (from the series Common Area), 2015
Jac Leirner Hardware Seda Vertical, 2014 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2011 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2011 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2011 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2012 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2011 
Paulo Monteiro Untitled, 2013 
Rodrigo Matheus, Em obras, 2014
Alexandre Da Cunha
Marcius Galan Bandeirinha (Bunting), 2013 
Erika Verzutti Vanilla Sky, 2014 

Installation Views

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Contact

For further information about the exhibition, please contact Donald Johnson Montenegro at 212.206.9100 or donald@luhringaugustine.com.

For press requests, please contact Caroline Burghardt at caroline@luhringaugustine.com or 718.386.2745.