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press: 5 fascinating hidden stories told by the works of leonor antunes

kurimanzutto presented from February 12 to March 26 the exhibition "The Homemaker and Her Domain, Part III" by the artist Leonor Antunes (Lisbon, 1972). The sculptor lives and works in Berlin and is internationally recognized, among numerous other achievements, for having represented the Portuguese pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. We can place Leonor's practice within current notions of global art, for its relation to the themes of memory, documentation, archiving and research as art, as well as the emphasis on migratory flows through modern history and thus on practices of translation.

Leonor often, but not exclusively, takes the work of women protagonists as the subject of her work, with the intention of rescuing characters that have been relegated by history despite the great influence they have had in the formation of modernity in the last century. These figures were marginalized not only because they were women, but also because many of them were forced to emigrate to other countries. Leonor has mentioned that this characteristic is a trait she can identify with, given that she had to emigrate from Lisbon to Berlin in 2005 to seek new and better possibilities for her career in art.