Leonor Antunes: The Frisson of the Togetherness

Exhibition Overview


the last days in Chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Opening on 3 October 2017, the Whitechapel Gallery’s new site-specific commission by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes (b.1972, Lisbon) is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK.

Antunes creates sculptures that respond to the architectural and historical context in which they are presented. Her works often reference overlooked figures in the history of Modernism, particularly female architects, artists and designers including Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray and Greta Grossman. Examples of traditional craft techniques, such as hand-knotting fishing nets or the braiding of leather horse bridles, can be seen throughout the artist’s body of work.

Exhibition Highlights


the last days in Chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Leonor Antunes

the last days in Chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Exhibition Highlights
the last days in Chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Photo: Nick Ash

Leonor Antunes

the last days in Chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2013.0
Photo: Nick Ash
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