Talk With Leonor Antunes
As part of their special activities for the Art Basel Week, the Fondation Beyeler is inviting interested art lovers to a talk with Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes (*1972). In her large-scale installations, Antunes explores the mutability of sculpture and the modern language of form. Since the late 1990s, she has been creating site-specific works, characterized by geometric forms and a range of materials, including leather, nylon and brass, which are also found in her most recent sculptures. In parallel with her exploration of materiality, and with the interplay of sculpture und architecture, Antunes also investigates the historical and social background of personalities from the worlds of architecture, design, and art, looking beyond the established canon. Motifs and elements taken from, among others, furniture, textiles, or artist prints, are reproduced in scale drawings and severed from their original function. Thus Antunes processes these specific references and gives them a sculptural form. The Fondation Beyeler presented Leonor Antunes most recently in 2019, as part of the exhibition “Resonating Spaces”. The museum’s permanent collection houses two of her works: "Anni #19," 2018, and "the last days in Galliate," 2018.
At this event, Leonor Antunes will be speaking about her work and career. The event will be held in English.
Tickets are CHF 25 and include admission to the museum prior to the talk.