Updated: Jun 9
Mary Shoes is proud to announce the hosting of a first #AlexandreDaCunha and #PabloAccinelli art show in London. The first of its kind in London, the innovative exhibition opens on 19th February and it invites people to engage with various pieces of art placed in the surroundings of the shop.
In 2017 Alexandre Da Cunha (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) and Pablo Accinelli (Buenos Aires, Argentina) started a series of shows taking place in shoe shops in Sao Paulo, Brasil. The artworks are mixed in different ways with the everyday landscape of each shoe shop. The ongoing project proposes a very spontaneous use of the spaces where the artwork function as an interference in the surroundings of the shop. Mary Shoes is the 4th edition of the project, being presented in London for the first time.
Mary Shoes,16 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7TF
19th February – 4th March, Free Admission
Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am to 5.00pm
About Alexandre da Cunha:
Born in 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in London.
Alexandre da Cunha is not the typical maker, despite the fact he operates within a sculptural field of overtly modernist tendencies. The artist intervenes into the everyday, displacing specific objects and entering them into an exhibitory realm, reorienting them as artworks. The nature of this appropriative act creates a space in which objects oscillate between strange tensions, bringing the paradoxes of contemporary art into plain sight. In da Cunha’s exploratory practice, a traditional method of figurative sculpture making is confused with found objects. His inventions emerge from a cross reading of Brazil’s neo-concrete movement and the contradictions of modernist architectural cities like Rio de Janeiro.
Recent Solo Exhibitions: 2017: Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil; Mornings, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium; 2016: Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England; 2015: CRG Gallery, New York NY, MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago IL; Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Group Exhibitions: 2018: Garden of delight with final judgement, Horse Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2017: Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA, Histórias da Sexualidade, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ready Made in Brazil, Centro Cultural Fiesp, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Neither, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium; Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades, The Warehouse, Dallas TX.
For more information, visit http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br/artistas/alexandre-da-cunha/
About Pablo Accinelli:
Born in 1983, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Pablo Accinelli’s work manipulates and subverts familiar objects to reveal latent uses and functions, often featuring measuring tools, modular typographies, publications and items associated with labour or a lack of. The objects also function as references to specific environments and co-exist to form a unifying landscape that is invisible, yet present. These synthesized places can be inhabited physically and mentally, and hint at a time after work, of waiting, leisure and ways to expand time.
Recent exhibitions include: "Nubes De Paso", Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Malba; "Passive Techniques" (Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin, 2016); "Glory hole" (Jaqueline Martins Gallery, 2016); "Everything is new here" (Instituto Inhotim, Brazil, 2016); "Fall afternoon" (Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo, 2016); (MALBA Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, 2018) and "Duraciones" (Gallery), "Lontano" (The Goma, Madrid, 2017), "Unanime noche" (Iberé Camargo Museum, Porto Alegre, 2018) Bruno Múrias, Lisbon, 2018).
For more information, visit http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br/artistas/pablo-accinelli/