School of art

School Notes: School of Art
May/June 2012

Marta Kuzma |

Brazilian artist-in-residence

This year’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation artist-in-residence at the School of Art has been the Brazilian conceptualist and sculptor Jac Leirner. Among the leading figures in the generation of Latin American artists that emerged in the 1990s, Leirner creates her work out of mass-produced, discarded, or scavenged objects and materials: obsolete airline ashtrays; devalued currency; used stationery, envelopes, and mailers; used shopping bags from museum stores and high-end airport boutiques; professional business cards; and, in her breakthrough work, all the leftover components from multiple empty cigarette packs.

Culminating her residency at the Yale School of Art on May 12, Leirner will mount an exhibition of works conceived and executed during her stay, which will remain on view through the end of the month, close for the summer, and reopen in September. Support for the residency is provided by the Hayden Fund for Art and Ideas and by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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