Leonor Antunes - the homemaker and her domain Le Festival d'Automne à Paris
Installed in the chapel of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Maison André Bloc de Meudon, the sculptures of Leonor Antunes bring with them the practices of artists, often women, of the XXth century.
For this exhibition, Antunes has researched the periods Michiko Yamawaki, a Japanese woman, spent at Bauhaus (1930-1932) and Charlotte Perriand spent in Japan (1940-1942 and 1953-1955). Put differently, Antunes does not work ‘on’—starting with an overall view from above—but ‘with’ artists characterized by their eccentric and intergenerational modernity. For Antunes, to work ‘with’ also means to temporarily translate, displace, transpose, and transgress in relation to an exhibition space.
Villa André Bloc / Meudon (18 September – 27 November)
Beaux-Arts de Paris (15 October – 28 November)
Images: (1) © Martin-Argyroglo; (2,3,4) © Bruno Lopes