[Extended] Exhibition: In Vitro by Leo Coimbra, Until Jan 31 2020 @ Nairobi National Museum

November 22, 2019 at 9:46 am 1 comment

Brazilian visual artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work.

Opening Date: December 1, 2019
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5 pm
Free entry to the opening

Exhibition runs until 31st December 2019 January 31, 2020
Time: Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Entry: Normal museum rates apply

Brazilian Visual Artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work. She has previously exhibited in New York, Washington, New Delhi, Quito, Lima, Mexico and several Brazilian cities.

The “In Vitro” show at the Nairobi National Museum follows a successful solo exhibition held at the Museum of the Republic in Brasília, in February 2019.

The installations present in reused and recycled jars and glass containers a fascinating collection of objects and images, inspired by the Victorian “cabinets of curiosities” and “rooms of wonder”. In the artist’s words, they represent “a narrative of survival”.

The retrospective also contains paintings, collage, textile and assemblages from previous series. In “circulars”, the artist explores the many meanings and interpretations of the circle and circularity: the circle of life, the eternal beginning. In “healing work” and “prayer flags”, Leo Coimbra explores forms of devotional popular painting common in the rural areas of Latin America and Asia, the concept of Art used as Cure or as the staging of the cure. Her “boxes”, inspired by Joseph Cornell, talk of the “poetic theater of memory”

Leo Coimbra is currently residing in Kenya

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Márcia m rosa  |  November 26, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Parabéns Léo Coimbra . Delícias de Trabalhos maravilhosos 🥰


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