Jac Leirner

Year and place of birth: 1961, São Paulo, Brazil Location: São Paulo, Brazil)

Jac Leirner creates art with everyday items such as stickers, rulers, plastic bags, business cards, bank notes and cigarette paper. She combines them into new configurations arranged by size, colour or shape. Employing formal elegance and humour, Leirner gives the objects meaning and value and links them with social problems in her homeland or her personal life. Through this versatile oeuvre, the artist mainly examines notions of repetition, obsession, addiction and value, at material, economic and artistic levels. After her participation in Documenta IX in 1992, directed by Jan Hoet, Leirner received international acclaim. Today she is one of the most important South American conceptual artists.

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