Fernanda Fragateiro, ‘Demolition (archive)’, 2019, Sculpture, Manufactured archive folder with fabric covers and masonry fragment from demolition, Josée Bienvenu
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Fernanda Fragateiro

Demolition (archive), 2019

Manufactured archive folder with fabric covers and masonry fragment from demolition
12 3/5 × 13 39/50 in
32 × 35 cm
.
$8,500
Location
New York
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Josée Bienvenu
New York

Fernanda Fragateiro (born in 1962 in Montijo, Portugal) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Her …

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Fernanda Fragateiro
Portuguese, b. 1962
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Fernanda Fragateiro is best known for her site-specific sculptures and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces like monasteries, orphanages, and abandoned buildings. Her smaller sculptures, often resembling small architectural models, are made from found metals, dissected books, and other mass-produced goods. Fragateiro sees her practice as a reinterpretation of Minimalism, which she accomplishes by giving her objects the illusion of functionality and utilitarian design. “Ironically, Minimalism, as an act of negation towards both aesthetics and social values was also the negation of meaning,” she says. “I use meaning as a working material.”

Fernanda Fragateiro, ‘Demolition (archive)’, 2019, Sculpture, Manufactured archive folder with fabric covers and masonry fragment from demolition, Josée Bienvenu
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Fernanda Fragateiro (born in 1962 in Montijo, Portugal) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work is characterized by a keen interest in 20th-century avant-garde practices in art and architecture. Her practice involves an archaeology into modernism’s social, political and aesthetic history through ongoing research …

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Fernanda Fragateiro
Portuguese, b. 1962
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Fernanda Fragateiro is best known for her site-specific sculptures and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces like monasteries, orphanages, and abandoned buildings. Her smaller sculptures, often resembling small architectural models, are made from found metals, dissected books, and other mass-produced goods. Fragateiro sees her practice as a reinterpretation of Minimalism, which she accomplishes by giving her objects the illusion of functionality and utilitarian design. “Ironically, Minimalism, as an act of negation towards both aesthetics and social values was also the negation of meaning,” she says. “I use meaning as a working material.”

Fernanda Fragateiro

Demolition (archive), 2019

Manufactured archive folder with fabric covers and masonry fragment from demolition
12 3/5 × 13 39/50 in
32 × 35 cm
.
$8,500
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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