Leonor Antunes - joints, voids and gaps The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg (Mudam)
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Mudam Luxembourg's Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Pavilion will be the site for a new exhibition of recent sculpture by Leonor Antunes. Antunes will create a new installation that exploits the physical qualities and proportions of this iconic architectural space designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. Antunes presents new and recent sculptures as well as a new floor work inspired by the work and ideas of Italian architects and Brazilian artists. The exhibition is organized in dialogue with a sister exhibition by Antunes for the Museu d'Arte de São Paulo (MASP).
The sculptures of Antunes are often conceived and installed in response to a given spatial situation, its architecture and history, as well as the physical or sensory experience of that place. Her works draw upon research that has encompassed less visible figures of Modernist architecture and design. Antunes interprets their forms, motifs and measures in materials and textures such as rope, wood, cork, leather and brass, and a sculptural vocabulary inspired by handcrafted and artisanal techniques. Working at different scales and through processes of knotting, sewing, beading and weaving, Antunes creates spatial environments composed of draping grids, and suspended, free-standing and climbing forms that constitute a visual and sculptural choreography and whose visual narratives are woven through time and through space.