Institutional Ghost

Jac Leirner
February 14 – June 5, 2017

Exhibition view: Jac Leirner, Institutional Ghost, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2017

 

Photo © IMMA

Exhibition view: Jac Leirner, Institutional Ghost, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2017

 

Photo © IMMA

Exhibition view: Jac Leirner, Institutional Ghost, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2017

 

Photo © IMMA

Exhibition view: Jac Leirner, Institutional Ghost, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2017

 

Photo © IMMA

Special Light, 2017

Copper wire, light bulb and socket, nails and plug

Dimensions variable

 

Photo © IMMA

Institutional Ghost

Jac Leirner
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
February 14 – June 5, 2017
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Considered one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists, this solo exhibition from Jac Leirner comprises of exciting recent and new work made in response to the architecture of IMMA. Leirner works across disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and works on paper.

 

Since the mid-1980s, Leirner has collected the temporary and incidental products of everyday life, tapping into what she has described as the ‘infinity of materials’. Stickers, rulers, plastic bags, business cards, cigarette ends and even bank notes make their appearance in her work, removed but not entirely dislocated from their original function. By repurposing these everyday materials into visually compelling sculptures and installations, Leirner creates new and unexpected associations that provide a sharp statement on the unfolding of art in recent decades.

 

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