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  • Jac Leirner

    Galeria Camargo Vilaça

    Jac Leirner’s new series, Nice to Meet You, 1997, formed entirely of business cards, is her most incisive and delicate work to date. The art of this thirty-five-year-old Brazilian typically involves the obsessive repetition of prosaic objects. Its effectiveness generally depends on the degree to which it dignifies and transforms mundane materials by liberating them from their links to a specific function. Nice to Meet You, for example, attributes a morphological significance to the business cards that Leirner gathers in a systematic, even ritualistic manner. After collecting them, she often

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