An extraordinary book-sculpture whose pages, bound by a thin lace, unfold to form a large panel of photographs of a foundry of gold coins with the effigy of Queen Mary I of Portugal, next to a series of images of the Brazilian jungle (as part of a research Leonor Antunes has been carrying out in Brazil since 2008).
Published as part of the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, in 2010.
Limited edition of 200 copies.
Born 1972 in Lisbon, Leonor Antunes lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions were presented at CAPC
(Bordeaux), Tensta konsthall (Stockholm), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museo Tamayo et Museo Experimental El Eco (Mexico), Pérez Art Museum (Miami), Kunsthalle Basel, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (Hamburg), Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Museu de Serralves
(Porto), Museo Nacional Reina Sofia ( Madrid), Credac (Ivry-sur-Seine)... Her work has also been included in a number of international group exhibitions, including the 12th Sharjah Biennial, UAE, and the 8th Berlin Biennial, and has recently been exhibited in venues such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), CNEAI
(Chatou), and MIT List Visual Arts Center (2012).