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Daniel de Paula, Testemunho, 2015, rock, soil, 8" × 23' × 29'. Installation view. Photo: Filipe Berndt.

Daniel de Paula

Galeria Leme

Daniel de Paula, Testemunho, 2015, rock, soil, 8" × 23' × 29'. Installation view. Photo: Filipe Berndt.

The open-air patio that stands between the two concrete buildings that house Galeria Leme, designed by Brazilian Pritzker Prize–winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Metro Architects, is usually used as a parking area. This unassuming space serves as the stage for SITU, a program (organized by curator Bruno de Almeida) of site-specific projects by Latin American artists that is intended to explore the intersections of art, architecture, and the city.

For the second edition of SITU, de Almeida invited Daniel de Paula, a Brazilian artist based in São Paulo whose artworks are typically site-specific reflections on the bureaucratic, historical, economic, political, and social structures that shape their location and context. His readymades of choice, for example streetlamps and lighting rods, are typically removed from public areas after intense negotiations with public and private

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