Ttéia 1B (redonda), 1976–2000
Golden thread, golden studs
Collection Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Oporto. Acquisition in 2006
The series Ttéia is the outcome of Lygia Pape’s desire to give life to the artwork by freeing it from the constraints of the canvas or of drawing and bringing it into the space. These large-scale installations reinvent existing spaces, creating new structures, new volumes with threads that are visible only under a certain light and force us to pay greater attention to, and come into closer proximity with the space. These are the quasi-immaterial threads of a spider’s web that teach us to see in the dark.