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  • Leonor Antunes, the thread is so tiny that the eye, though armed with a magnifying glass, suspects it, rather than sees it II, 2013, agba wood, nylon thread, dimensions variable. Installation view.

    Leonor Antunes

    Kunsthalle Lissabon

    For more than fifteen years, Berlin-based Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes has focused on such concepts as measurement, memory, and site. She assesses the space where her objects will be installed and constructs them in relation to its dimensions, character, and history. But her exhibition at Kunsthalle Lissabon, “a linha é tão fina que o olho, apesar de armado com uma lupa, imagina-a ao invés de vê-la” (the thread is so tiny that the eye, though armed with a magnifying glass, suspects it, rather than sees it), seemed to represent a move away from this approach. Antunes did not draw on the

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