In her expansive installations, Portuguese-born, Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes (*1972) explores the mutability of sculpture and modern formal language. Since the late 1990s, the artist has created site-specific works whose geometric forms and diversity of material, including leather, nylon, and brass, are also characteristic of her current works. Parallel to the exploration of materiality and the interplay between sculpture and architecture, Antunes also explores the historical and social backgrounds of figures in architecture, design, and art beyond the common canon.
She recreates motifs and elements that she borrows from pieces of furniture, textiles, or prints, among other things, to scale and detaches them from their original function. In this way, Antunes processes these specific references and gives them a sculptural form. The Fondation Beyeler last presented the artist in 2019 as part of the exhibition "Resonating Spaces." She is represented in the museum's collection with two works: Anni #19, 2018, and the last days in Galliate, 2018.
During this event, Leonor Antunes will talk about her work and career.
The event will be held in English. The museum visit before the start of the event is included in the price.
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