Until 24 September 2014
Jac Leirner has been selected by artist Marlon de Azambuja to create a site-responsive exhibition at CAAM (Centro Atlantico De Arte Moderno), Gran Canaria. This is the first time Leirner has created works especially for a museum. The commission is part of CAAM's ‘Ciclo A2 (Arte por artistas)’ series, for which CAAM invites artists to commission projects from their contemporaries.
Leirner's practice is rooted in the processes of collecting, ordering and reusing ephemeral products of consumer culture from a broad range of sources to create sculptural and installation works.
For the exhibition at CAAM, the artist has taken materials sourced in the port town of Las Palmas – cords, ropes, lines, chains and other marine paraphernalia – as a starting point for creating this new body of work, both evocative of and responsive to the locale, while echoing themes established in earlier works such as Hardware SIlk (2013)
‘Jac Leirner: Pesos y Medidas'
Centro Atlantico De Arte Moderno
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Plaza San Antonio Abad, 1. Vegueta
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Jac Leirner '120 Cords' (2014)
© Jac Leirner Courtesy CAAM