Curated by Roberta Tenconi / 14 September 2018 - January 2019
Opening Wednesday 13 September 2018, 7 PM
Using traditional materials—such as rope, wood, brass, leather, rubber and cork—and employing ancient artisan or manual techniques, Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes (born 1972 in Lisbon) creates elegant sculptures and installations that investigate the significance of everyday objects and the social role of art and design as a means to improve living conditions.
For her first exhibition in Milan, Leonor Antunes presents a new body of work and a site-specific installation for the Shed space. Engaging with the specific local context, Antunes reflects on the Modernist tradition in Milan, and particularly on pioneering architects and designers such as Franca Helg (1920-1989), Bruno Munari (1907-1998), and Franco Albini (1905-1977), who become a source of inspiration for a series of floor, hanging, and standing pieces.