Leonor Antunes, a skylight alley running sideways (detail), 2016; © Leonor Antunes
Exhibition

New Work: Leonor Antunes

May 14–October 2, 2016

Floor 4

Leonor Antunes (Portuguese, born 1972) creates sculptures that conflate physical, measurable experience with the effects of memory and time. Layered with historical and material references, her installations extract details and components from work by artists, architects, and designers associated with modernism. For this exhibition, the artist’s first solo museum presentation on the West Coast, Antunes intertwines research into an unrealized residential commission in San Francisco by architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman, measurements from existing Grossman homes in Los Angeles and Sweden, and the woven work of Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, and Kay Sekimachi. Antunes’s site-specific installation inaugurates a new gallery dedicated to SFMOMA’s New Work series.

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Generous support for New Work: Leonor Antunes is provided by Robin Wright and Ian Reeves. Additional support is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal and Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz.

Header image: Leonor Antunes, a skylight alley running sideways (detail), 2016; © Leonor Antunes

Exhibition Preview

  • Installation view, Leonor Antunes, a spiral staircase leads down to the garden

    New Work: Leonor Antunes (installation view, SFMOMA), 2016; © Leonor Antunes; photo: Henrik Kam

  • Installation view, Leonor Antunes, a spiral staircase leads down to the garden

    New Work: Leonor Antunes (installation view, SFMOMA), 2016; © Leonor Antunes; photo: Henrik Kam

  • Installation view, Leonor Antunes, a spiral staircase leads down to the garden

    New Work: Leonor Antunes (installation view, SFMOMA), 2016; © Leonor Antunes; photo: Henrik Kam

  • Installation view, Leonor Antunes, a spiral staircase leads down to the garden

    New Work: Leonor Antunes (installation view, SFMOMA), 2016; © Leonor Antunes; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

New Work at SFMOMA

Since 1987, SFMOMA's New Work series has provided a platform for experimentation: a space for artists to develop or premiere a body of work or present existing work in a new context.