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Lucas, Renata

Aleca Le Blanc

in Oxford Art Online


Published online March 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oao/9781884446054.013.2000000112

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(b Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, 1971).

Brazilian installation artist. Lucas studied at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), where she earned her BA (1993) and MFA (1999). She received her PhD in 2008 from the Escola de Comunicações e Artes at the Universidade de São Paulo (ECA-USP). Lucas’s projects confuse the distinction between public and private space, often questioning conventions associated with the display of art, including architecture, audience, and the permanence of the art object. In one of her best-known installations, Falha (2003), she covered the gallery floor with large panels of raw plywood connected with hinges. Viewers were encouraged to walk on top and pull open the large and unwieldy panels, propping them open at various angles to create new configurations. This installation refuted expectations that art works be made of refined materials and relegated to walls or pedestals. This mutable and temporary architecture inviting immersive participation bore a strong formal connection to Brazilian Neo-Concrete artist ...

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Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art ; Latin American and Caribbean Art ; Contemporary Art

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