February 18, 2019
This February, Mary Shoes Shop is transformed in an art gallery by two international artists renown for bringing the paradoxes of contemporary art into plain sight, Alexandre Da Cunha and Pablo Accinelli. For the first time in London, the free exhibition opens on 19th February, on view until 4th March, and it will feature 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.
Choosing Mary Shoes as the 4th edition of the project, Alexandre da Cunha said: “The way we came across the shop was very similar to our process of finding objects that we use in our works; we create situations to offer the viewer a new angle to look at everyday elements.”
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
For more information on Alexandre da Cunha, visit http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br/artistas/alexandre-da-cunha/
For more information on Pablo Accinelli, visit http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br/artistas/pablo-accinelli/