Paris-based, Argentinean artist Julio Le Parc is a familiar name in Brazil, where he participated in the fourth and ninth editions of the São Paulo Biennial, in 1957 and 1967, and boycotted the 1969 edition over intensifying political repression. Still, a large-scale Brazilian retrospective did not come until 2013, at the now-defunct Casa Daros in Rio de Janeiro. It has now been followed by ‘Form into Action’ at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, which presents works Le Parc produced between 1958 and 2013, ranging from his early geometric studies to light-infused labyrinthine installations.
Julio Le Parc: Julio Le Parc at Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Nara Roesler
Tobi Maier, Frieze, January 19, 2018