Leonor Antunes: Give Me a Rope and I’ll Transform the Hangar Bicocca

Leonor Antunes: Give Me a Rope and I’ll Transform the Hangar Bicocca
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Wood, rope, leather, brass and cork are the primary materials of the work of Leonor Antunes. Through artisan techniques, the Portuguese artist who lives in Berlin, transforms simple material into elegant and ethereal sculptures. The goal: explore the possibilities of space and the meaning behind quotidian objects, interpreting art and design as a way of improving the quality of life. For the first time in Milan, Antunes presents, in the industrial archeological environs of the Hangar Bicocca, a series of new works and a stunning site-specific installation. To comprehend them fully, they mustn’t be observed individually, but together, in their narrative of space and senses. A fundamental part of the work of the artist is also in creating relationships with the context that surrounds her. In this case, not just with the original structure of the shed, but, particularly, with the city of Milan and its rich modernist tradition. The works of architects and designers such as Bruno Munari, Franca Helg, Franco Albini become fertile sources of inspiration for powerful sculptures, created specifically for the exhibition.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano