A Thread of Modernism: Leonor Antunes at Fruitmarket Edinburgh

Leonor Antunes. Image Nick Ash
Image Nick Ash

Title:
Leonor Antunes: the apparent length of a floor area

Times:
Daily, 11:00 - 18:00

From: 24 Jun 2023

To: 8 Oct 2023

Venue:
Fruitmarket
45 Market Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH1 1DF

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A new exhibition at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket showcases Portuguese, Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes, who engages with traditions of modernist art, architecture and design through sculpture, basing her work on the specifics of a given place.

A thread (often literally) running through her work is the unsung modernist work of historical, often female, practitioners such as architect, designer and writer Sadie Speight, whose work included a house in Cumbria for textile designer Alistair Morton of Edinburgh Weavers, unusually incorporating cork – a traditional Portuguese material now given added resonance for the artist. A cork floor work forms the centrepiece of this exhibition, with a pattern taken from the work of 1930s modernist rug-designer Marian Pepler.

As usual with Fruitmarket, there is a strong supporting events programme including two evening sessions with architect Akiko Kobayashi and others. Admission is free.

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