Alexandre da Cunha: Laissez-faire

Camden Arts Centre has commissioned London-based Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha to create a new sculptural installation for Gallery 3.

His dynamic, large-scale sculptures improvise on the concept of the readymade by reusing everyday objects: job lots from pound shops, surplus fabrics and recycled goods, reflecting on their specific histories and aesthetics.

Prior to the exhibition Da Cunha is artist in residence in Camden Arts Centre’s Artists’ Studio. He often incorporates plinths or pedestals into pieces, examining classical ideas of presentation and the relationship to where the piece begins or ends.

Recently he has collaborated with crafts people such as wool spinners and dyers, transforming materials from their humble beginnings into spectacular objects.

Da Cunha’s work often deals with the wider concern of the human condition, commenting on the distribution of wealth in his native Brazil.

Da Cunha’s commission and residency are supported by outset.

Duration 10 July 2009 - 13 September 2009
Times Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost free
Venue Camden Arts Centre
Address Arkwright Road London NW3 6DG, ,
Contact +44 (0)20 7472 5500 / /

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