“…Where there ends and begins ,uninhabitable,
An impossible space of reflections…”
– Jorge Luis Borges, “Mirrors”, 1960
Braverman Gallery is pleased to announce Leandro Erlich’s first solo show in Israel. Erlich (b. 1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina), “the architect of the uncertain”, creates spaces with unstable and liquid boundaries. In Erlich’s works, a new and manipulated reality is created by simple alterations that reveal a false state of space. Erlich is inspired and influenced by writers and cinematographers that use the daily life as a platform for an imaginary world. The exhibition’s title is taken from fellow Argentinian writer.
The exhibition, which will be opened to the public from May 23rd, is the fruit of a three-year dialogue and includes large-scaled installations. Three works will be installed in the central space of the gallery: Skylight, Clouds and Lost Garden. An additional work, Window Captive Reflection, will also be on view. All these works reflect Erlich’s interpretation of nature and architectural spaces, adding his touch of magic and uncertainty.
Erlich creates monumental outdoor installations and has been commissioned to do so in Nantes, France (2012) and The Barbican, London (2013). His installations have been on view in Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; MoMA PS1, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris among others. He has participated in several Biennials, such as Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial; the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), Biennale of São Paulo (2004), the 1st Busan Biennale (2002) Shanghai Biennale (2002), Biennale of Istanbul (2001), and in the Whitney Biennial (2000). In 2001 he was invited to represent his country in the 49th Venice Biennale.
Erlich’s works are included in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern, London, England; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; MACRO, Rome, Italy; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France.