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Lygia Pape’s ‘Magnetized Space’ at the Serpentine

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Lygia Pape is at the Serpentine Gallery right now. I didn’t look her up before I went, so I was pleasantly surprised. Her work is a mixture of experimentation of form and surreal, and slightly disturbing, film. The installation shown above was long terrifically thin strands of perhaps copper drawn between the ceiling and the floor. You could sense its fragility strongly. It was fascinating to think how they might have constructed it – perhaps they had a long needle? The threads formed square diagonal ghostly tubes all together, and the tubes overlapped. How else could they weave them together?
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