The works of Jac Leirner are often created from mundane or formally unremarkable materials such as bank notes, blankets, cigarette paper, or water levels. Her large-scale installations recall the formal stricture of minimalist seriality and the evocative use of found materials characteristic of Arte Povera, while at the same time offering commentary on social codes.
Text courtesy Esther Schipper.
Construção When: Feb. 6–Mar. 21 Where: Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo What: Though this exhibition takes its name from Brazilian singer Chico Buarque’s storied 1971 song, which tells the tale of a cons
The subject of drugs in art is a longstanding tradition. In the nineteenth century, London’s dens of iniquity would go on to inspire several works of literature, poetry and art, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ode to opium dreams, Kubla Khan. In 1821, Thomas de Quincey’s serialised Confessions of an English Opium Eater first...