a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot. Engaging the
histories of art, architecture, and design, Leonor Antunes reflects on
the functions of everyday objects, contemplating their potential to be
materialised as abstract sculptures. a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot
continues Antunes’ interest in the work of important figures in the
Venetian context, such as Carlo Scarpa, Savina Masieri and Egle
Trincanato. Antunes is interested in how craftsmanship traditions from
various cultures intersect within this history. Elements of the
exhibition are fabricated with Falegnameria Augusto Capovilla, one of
the still-active Venetian carpentries that worked closely with Scarpa.
The exhibition engages the history of Masieri’s commissioning of Frank
Lloyd Wright and Scarpa, and the designs of Trincanato, the author of a
study on popular Venetian architecture.