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Leandro Erlich, Lost Garden, 2008, metal, bricks, glass, mirrors, fluorescent lights, artificial plants, dimensions variable.

Leandro Erlich

Luciana Brito Galeria

Leandro Erlich, Lost Garden, 2008, metal, bricks, glass, mirrors, fluorescent lights, artificial plants, dimensions variable.

Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich’s show “La Invención” comprised three works, each of which highlights the way that ordinary things can become uncanny when, recontextualized, the quotidian is transformed into a space for inquiry. Because the show was split between unconnected rooms—an upstairs exhibition space and a ground-floor office—it was difficult for the viewer to realize that the video Global Express, 2011, playing in Luciana Brito’s office on an LED screen housed in a metal structure resembling a train window, was even part of Erlich’s show, especially since an exhibition by Brazilian artist Tiago Tebet was installed in the adjacent main gallery. In Global Express, Erlich edited together footage of Paris, Tokyo, and New York into a seamless view of passing cityscapes so that changes of locale are noticeable, if at all, only to viewers who are familiar with the

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