Leonor Antunes at Pirelli HangarBicocca
“the last days in Galliate” is the first major exhibition in Italy of the work of Leonor Antunes, conceived as a complex site-specific installation that fills the Shed in Pirelli HangarBicocca: the works, many of which are new productions, converse with the context structural elements and natural lighting, thus merging in a single narrative.
The Shed is transformed by an intervention that covers the floor with a linoleum intarsia, inspired by a design by artist Anni Albers (1899-1994), whose colours hark back to the iconic floor designed by the architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979), realized in 1960 for the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan.
By inquiring into the meaning of everyday life objects and the social role of art and design as means of emancipation and improvement of quality of life, Leonor Antunes creates within the Pirelli HangarBicocca exhibition space a complex and stratified visual tale that leads the visitor through an unedited choreography.
On December 18, there will be a musical evening of two world premières: OCCAM DELTA X by Éliane Radigue, and a new composition produced by Zinc & Copper with Leonor Antunes. Michele De Lucchi, a designer and architect, will discuss the relationship between architecture, design and crafts in regards to Antunes's work on January 10, 2019.