opens Fri, June 26, 6-8p:
“Empty House Casa Vazia”
Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W24th St., NYC
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. The exhibition is organized by Lucrecia Zappi and Donald Johnson Montenegro, and includes works by Waltercio Caldas, Lygia Clark, Raymundo Collares, 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.