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These pieces of furniture are accompanied by spirits

Installation, You can see it in the photos above, although not at first glance, but: These objects are made for Halloween. Why? Because their Creator is one that is accompanied by ghosts.

So it wrote a critic in San Francisco, and it is true: Where-based Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes (b. 1972) appears as waft the souls of several dead artists, architects and designers around. And, because Antunes has not studied their works and life stories, only quite accurate, but in your own Work always refers to it. Creates your objects, spaces of Thought: Leonor Antunes. Image: Marc Domage

we Take the braided thing in the picture to the right. Half of the unfinished half-wheelbarrow lounger without wheels, the part of the exhibition space as wide as a räkelnde cat. In fact, it is an imitation, enlarged piece of a chair of the (virtually unknown) Cuban furniture designer Clara Porset († 1981), the Leonor Antunes developed a functionless art object has.

Cruel can you find? To take a piece of furniture its raison d'être? Na, na. Because Yes: You can't sit on the part, though. It works wonderfully as a questions-Generator: Who was Porset this Clara? (A totally under-appreciated Design pioneer and Self-made Woman avant la lettre.) What is a braiding technique that is used in your furniture (traditional Mexican)? Why don't we know both actually? And furniture are not generally a brilliant thing?

So, Leonor opens Antunes, wherever it puts its objects in museums, into each of spaces of Thought. (The plants in the picture to the left are immigrants from Asia and Africa; keyword: Migration keyword Colonisation, etc., that you can think of more, if you are with the Text.)

This is clever, sometimes needs a bit of Effort on the part of the art consumers and has now been rewarded with the Zurich Art Prize, the eponymous insurance gives each year since 2007 (from the prize sum of 100 000 francs 20 000 to go to the potty the winner/in, the Rest flows in an exhibition at the Haus Konstruktiv; 've already won, Tino Sehgal, Mai-Thu Perret, Haroon Mirza, among others).

Wise choice. Antunes was finally represented at the last two Venice biennales, and is currently also makes a good trap in the charming 5-artists-exhibition "Resonating Spaces" in the Fondation Beyeler. But who wants to shudder just a little, because of ghosts, and so: okay.

Haus Konstruktiv
Selnaustr. 25
From Thursday To 12.1.2020
guided tours for the Public in the Review of Leonor Antunes
every Wed 18.30 PM and 11.15 PM;
guided tour with curator / house-Constructively-Director Sabine Schaschl:
Mi 27.11., 18.30 PM

Created: 31.10.2019, 13:58 PM

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