The Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas arrives for the second time at the Galeria Leme with a solo exhibition of his kinetic sculptural installations created with fans and unspooled magnetic tape (check out the video made at MoMA last November). Despite that, he will also bring new pieces that traverse the boundaries between drawing, painting and sculpture.
These never before seen works are composed entirely of straight polyester thread that crisscross the surface of panels full of pins spaced all around it.
Each piece is titled after a star, and their radial vortexes recall models of space-time warped by celestial objects. The works also parallel the combination of mathematical abstraction and sheer wonder that underlies our conception of space. It's worth a visit!
Zilvinas Kempinas has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Wien Kunsthalle; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His work has also been seen in important group exhibitions including ‘On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century’, MoMA, New York; Yokohama Triennale, Japan; Liverpool Biennale, England; and Manifesta7, Bolzano. In 2009, the artist represented Lithuania at the 53rd Venice Biennial. Kempinas’ work can be seen in the current display of the permanent collection at Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Service What: Zilvinas Kempinas exhibition at Galeria Leme Where: Galeria Leme - Avenida Valdemar Ferreira, 130 When: Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am till 7 pm; Saturday, from 10 am till 5 pm. Closed on Sunday. The exhibition ends on March 31st. Price: For free Phone: +55 (11)3093-8184 Website:http://galerialeme.com/