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Via San Gennaro

Sonia Leimer - Via San Gennaro
New catalogue.
“Leimer's experience of being an outsider-insider in Little Italy—as a foreigner looking at familiar yet still puzzling cultural references—allowed her to undertake tactful fieldwork for nearly a year that unraveled the layers and complexities of the area in times of late capitalism... Via San Gennaro creates an affecting portrait not only of the signs and people that make up the neighborhood, but also of the forces that reshaped it from a working-class Italian-American community to the third-most expensive zip code in the United States.”— Kari Conte

Published on the occasion of Leimer's 2019 solo exhibition at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and designed by Other Means, Via San Gennaro features documentation of Leimer's newly-commissioned large-scale sculptures and a video installation, continuing her long-standing interest in urban space, architecture, labor and globalization. The video component is a collaboration with filmmaker and puppeteer Tony de Nonno, who keeps the fading Sicilian Opera dei Pupi (Opera of the Puppets) tradition alive.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, from September 17, 2019, to January 3, 2020.
Sonia Leimer (born 1977 in Meran, Italy, lives and works in Vienna, Austria) studied architecture at the Technical University of Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Art Vienna. Her work encompasses sculpture, video and installation. She has exhibited her work internationally at artothek, Cologne; Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich; Basis Frankfurt; BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Zürich; Leopold Museum, Vienna; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; Mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen, Italy; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Salzburger Kunstverein; and 5th Moscow Bienniale.
Edited by Kari Conte.
Texts by Alessandra Cianchetta, Kari Conte, Luigi Fassi.
published in March 2020
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
17,5 x 24,7 cm (hardcover)
112 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-401-9
EAN : 9788867494019
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