Leonor Antunes – A set of tools by Günter Löscher

Leonor Antunes - A set of tools by Günter Löscher - 2019

Leonor Antunes - A set of tools by Günter Löscher - 2019

Photo: Connolly Weber Photography

Leonor Antunes’ work critically explores the history of art, design and architecture. The migration and transformation of material and form is as crucial to her as the artistic production process itself, including a work’s place of creation, as well as the craftsmen and workshops involved in its realization. Antunes created this limited-edition series in collaboration with Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg especially for Haus der Kunst within the context of the exhibition “Interiorities”. The porcelain manufactory is world reknown for its continued dedication to producing objects that are hand cast and hand painted with the precision and quality of the production process based upon centuries-old craftsmanship and know-how, as well as on the extensive experience and cooperation of the individual craftspeople.

Antunes’ edition consists of six porcelain objects, wrapped in a customized textile case and inspired by the custom-made tools of Günter Löscher, the master craftsman of the manufactory’s casting workshop. The artist distorted the objects’ original scale by multiplying the filigree tools multiple times, thereby transforming them into sculptures. The material nature of the original tools - wood and metal – is especially evident in the elegant porcelain sculptures, as are the traces of decades of manual work, which Antunes honors in this work.

Medium: 6 handcrafted objects in Nymphenburg Bisque Porcelain. Customized textile tool case
Dimensions: 49 x 1,9 cm, 50 x 3 cm, 36 x 2 cm, 50 x 3 cm, 53 x 3 cm, 42 x 3 cm
Limited to 25 sets
Price: € 7,500

This limited edition Leonor Antunes work is available at Haus der Kunst