Leonor Antunes‘s journey through the rooms of her own modernist museum has continued for years with tireless consistency and a sense of contemporary awareness. For the project “a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot”, housed in Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, the Portuguese artist creates structures that intend to pay tribute to some important figures of venetian architecture and design such as Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Egle Trincanato and Angelo Masieri. Her twentieth-century vocation is manifested through deconstructing practices that bring out all the potential of the form in three dimensions: her sculptures, which express a love for manual skill, have a vertical nature and use light to modulate themselves and respectfully fit into the environment that hosts them. Brass, leather, nylon or cork, materials often used by the artist, imply artisan manufacturing techniques that are able to surprise with their aesthetic suitability, which is strongly declarative and does not seem to leave room for uncertainty.
Written by Marco Beretta