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Tue, Mar 21, 2017 11:00am –


The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York  New York  10021
United States
The Met Breuer

Divisor (Divider)

Image: Lygia Pape (Brazilian, 1927–2004). Divisor (Divider), 1967. Performance at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1990. Photo: Paula Pape 

Spectator participation isn't just encouraged—it's necessary for this reenactment of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape's Divisor (Divider).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 collaboration with 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.