Addiction / Jac Leirner
May 26 – July 28, 2018

Jac Leirner (detail)

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel is pleased to present Adição (Addiction), Jac Leirner’s most recent exhibition. The show displays sculptures made of rolling paper packages, an installation with pot cigarette butts and a photographic series assembled on wood. Compulsion and consumption, hoarding and reorganization are recurrent themes in Jac Leirner’s work. She employs daily use materials, mostly disposable or valueless. Therefore, if the artist has used cigarettes, business cards, museum bags, utensils and airplane blankets in the past, she now uses materials associated with the consumption of cocaine and pot.

 

Jac Leirner

The images show tiny rocks off cocaine surrounded by personal objects such as coins, tweezers and souvenirs. Jac took the photographs in 2010 and edited them 6 years later, composing kinematic narratives enclosed in independent episodes. The tiny pictured sculptures transform into cone, head, wheel, sphere and heart until they disappear. The horizontal assemblage of the works overlaid in five lines along the gallery emphasizes this literary vocation, at the same time it highlights formal aspects of color and composition. Some objects used in the pictures retake materials previously used by the artist while others reveal an aspect of absolute intimacy, at a maximum degree of juxtaposition of life and work. About Men and Animals, for example, creates a story with miniature objects, while Macbeth directly refers to literature. Oh Yes Yes and Round Ones gather images with coins and paper money. Landscape, on the other hand, set up an almost abstract scene.

 

Jac Leirner

The sculptures are interspersed to the photograph series and, analogously deal with the residue matter of smoking. Freezing Flame, Sugar Baby, Statement, among others, are created with rolling paper packages assembled on wood. These pieces gain body from the irregular shape of the wrappers when unassembled, and are organized according to chromatic compositions. The artist also inserts spirit levels within the supports, revealing the sense of balance that is so essential to these pieces.

 

Jac Leirner

Notions of consumption and accumulation of materials gain architectural outlines in the piece High ‘n’ Low. Occupying the second floor of the gallery, wire ropes support pot cigarette butts. The sculpture is defined by lines that tighten the space, reaching the minimum degree of matter, which is synthesized to its tinier element.

In the occasion of the exhibition opening, the publication Three White Nights will be released in Brazil. The artist book, made in partnership with Dutch designer Irma Boom, gathers all the images from the photo series that are part of the exhibition.

 

Addiction / Jac Leirner
May 26 – July 28, 2018 / Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel
Please visit the exhibition page >

Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Winners & Finalists Announced
This diverse selection of photographs in this annual award is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of...
+
74th Berlin International Film Festival
February 15–25, 2024
The Berlinale is a place for dialogue and the exchanging of ideas. The international situation once again prompts us...
+
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2024
Selections Announced
Artpil proudly announces the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2024. For its 15th Edition, this annual selection continues to...
+
BAM Winter/Spring 2024
Jan 15 – Jun 9, 2024
Experience the power of artistic community with BAM’s program. As bands play, dancers whirl, voices raise, and audience members...
+
Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
Various Engagements / 2023–2026
Nan Goldin is known not only for her talent and visionary career, but also for her uncompromising social commitment....
+
Edition Block 1966–2022
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
Since the 1960s, René Block has been a key figure in the European art world, his gallery helping to...
+
WAR, and the Declaration of Human Rights
75 year Anniversary
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family...
+
Lyonel Feininger: Retrospective
Oct 27, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
The German-American artist Lyonel Feininger is a classic protagonist of modern art. The Schirn Kunsthalle is dedicating an extensive...
+
Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Winners & Finalists Announced
This diverse selection of photographs in this annual award is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of...
+
74th Berlin International Film Festival
February 15–25, 2024
The Berlinale is a place for dialogue and the exchanging of ideas. The international situation once again prompts us...
+
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2024
Selections Announced
For its 15th Edition, Artpil proudly announces the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers for 2024.
+
BAM Winter/Spring 2024
Jan 15 – Jun 9, 2024
Experience the power of artistic community with BAM’s program. As bands play, dancers whirl, voices raise, and audience members...
+
Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
Various Engagements / 2023–2026
Nan Goldin is known not only for her talent and visionary career, but also for her uncompromising social commitment....
+
Edition Block 1966–2022
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
Since the 1960s, René Block has been a key figure in the European art world, his gallery helping to shape art history.
+
WAR, and the Declaration of Human Rights
75 year Anniversary
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family...
+
Lyonel Feininger: Retrospective
Oct 27, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024
The German-American artist Lyonel Feininger is a classic protagonist of modern art. The Schirn Kunsthalle is dedicating an extensive...
+
  • Tutto Questo Sentire
    Feb 14 – Mar 3, 2024
    Recontemporary
    Turin, Italy

    Recontemporary and Seeyousound International Music Film Festival present, in conjunction with the 5 years of the association and the 10 years of the festival, an articulated cross-media program that celebrates the 10 years of the international collective TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE (TQS).The intention is to consolidate a dialogue that began in 2019 between the research supported by Recontemporary regarding video art and new media and the increasingly important connection between cinema and music promoted by Seeyousound (more…)

  • How we remember tomorrow
    Feb 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    University of Queensland Art Museum
    Brisbane, Australia

    How we remember tomorrow celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives. Featured artists understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices. Alongside their kin, they honour intergenerational narratives that are disseminated along ocean currents despite ongoing colonial legacies of forced displacement, homeland dispossession, indenture and the loss or dormancy of vital cultural practices. (more…)

  • Taysir Batniji: Disruptions
    Publication
    Loose Joints
    International

    Batniji’s disrupted images visualise both the current violence and historical repression imposed on Palestine through digitally degraded images of video calls with his family in Gaza. Palestinian artist Taysir Batniji’s diverse practice is often tinged with impermanence and fragility, drawing inspiration from his subjective experience and its relation to current events and history. (more…)