After Miami and New York, Bordeaux hosts a major solo exhibition of Leonor Antunes.
The central Nave of the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux is the emblematic space of its patrimonial building. It has been the hosting place of memorable exhibitions which have accompanied the history of contemporary art.
María Inés Rodríguez, director of the CAPC musée and curator of this exhibition, has commissioned Leonor Antunes a series of sculptural installations to be displayed in the Nave of the museum with the aim of shedding a new light on this magnificent space. As Antunes says, she wishes to “shift the space of the museum, from one impressive dimension to a more human scale, allowing the visitors to embody themselves in her installation thanks to a closer relation with the works.”
Leonor Antunes's work often refers to the legacy of modernism and its specific geometrical patterns, as well as forms and structures developed by architects and designers of early 20th century. Mathematics, measures, scales and the beauty of certain proportions fuel her practice. Her works enter a dialogue with the spaces they occupy, be it through the way they echo the architecture surrounding them, or by her use of the proportions as tools to develop each new installation. Antunes is particularly mindful of the elegance of handcraft, starting with that of her native country, Portugal, and her preferred materials include cork, leather, brass and cordage.