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View of “f. marquespenteado,” 2013.

f. marquespenteado

Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo

View of “f. marquespenteado,” 2013.

Wooden boards (similar to those used in temporary construction sites), some painted pink, were placed over the white walls of the gallery, creating a uniform base for the works included in f. marquespenteado’s recent exhibition “Denominador Comum” (Common Denominator). This artist’s work takes in, welcomes, and renews objects that have been abandoned or rejected (as a function of the logic of accelerated turnover of consumption) or that were bequeathed to us as legacies of experience we cannot share. He is particularly drawn to the world of textiles, to activities such as sewing, darning, weaving, dyeing, and so on—practices involving manual labor that is intense, artisanal, and sometimes anachronistic in terms of present-day demands of productivity. These are modes often considered “minor” and linked to the feminine, domestic, “poor,” “not modern.”

Humble objects that we

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