Nova Friburgo, Brazil, 1927 - Rio de Janeiro, 2004
Ttéia 1C, 2002
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In Rio de Janeiro, where she built her career, Pape joined the Frente and Neoconcreto groups, actively participating in the renewal that marked Brazilian art at the time. The way constructive ideas of European avant-garde movements were received led to the formulation of an original synthesis, culminating in the 1st Exposição de Arte Neoconcreta and the movements manifesto, signed by Pape in 1959, together with Amílcar de Castro, Ferreira Gullar, Franz Weissmann, Lygia Clark, Reynaldo Jardim and Theon Spanudis. The text talks about the reevaluation of freedom of experimentation, thus questioning rationalist parameters of the constructive project and recovering the subjective dimension of the artwork itself.