This is the first survey catalogue of Brazilian-born, London-based artist Alexandre da Cunha. The works considered span from 2004-2012. Da Cunha takes everyday objects such as beach towels, curtain railings, and mop heads and turns them into sculptures that, at a cursory glance, ask to be considered formally, within Modernist and Minimalist language. It is only through the nullification of these items' utility that da Cunha can poke fun, not only at our knee-jerk art historical and cultural associations, but also at our notions of functionality. Includes foreword essay "Not Pouring Paint on a Banana: The Concrete Poetry of Alexandre da Cunha" by Zoe Gray.
133 pages, Editora de Livros Cobogo Publishing. Alexandre Da Cunha’s Plaza Project was presented at the MCA Jul 18, 2015–Jun 5, 2016. Learn more.