Latin American Modernism: c. 1920 – 1960

Latin America produced many of the most important modernists of the 20th century. Here were artist who drew on their region’s colonial and indigenous past and its political present to create entirely new forms of public and private art.

Lygia Clark, Bicho, 1962, aluminum (photo: trevor.patt, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Described by Clark as a “non object,” Bicho can take many shapes, and is manipulated by the viewer.

Lygia Clark, Bicho