On concrete art as learning and psychiatry
Lecture with Oscar Svanelid
Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time: at 17.30–18.30
Place: in the Cinema, floor 2
Price: free admission
Booking: no advance booking
Strong links between art and life
Concrete artists strove to move away from museums and galleries and to merge art and life in the streets, the factories and the domestic sphere. Concrete art was used as an educational toolkit and method for psychiatric therapy.
Art films shown during the lecture
During the lecture, clips from Pape’s art films produced in dialogue with Brazilian Cinema Novo will be shown along with a presentation of Clark’s therapy method, based on journals. Oscar Svanelid will also share his personal experiences from having undergone this treatment with the psychiatrist Gina Ferreira in Rio de Janeiro.
Oscar Svanelid researches Brazilian constructivist art
Oscar Svanelid is a PhD student in art history at Södertörn University, Stockholm. His thesis explores reinterpretations of the relationship between art and life in Brazilian constructivist art, focusing on issues of ethics and poetics. Svanelid has previously presented his research at international academic conferences, in anthologies and in essays on art.
See the exhibition Concrete Matters, with works by Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape
Works by Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape can be seen in the group exhibition Concrete Matters, which highlights Latin American concrete and neoconcrete art from the mid-20th century.
Read about the exhibition: Concrete Matters