Jac Leirner at Albert Baronian


Artists: Adriano Costa, Gabriel Lima, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Max Ruf, Erika Verzutti, Pedro Wirz

Exhibition title:  Jac Leirner

Curated by: Laurence Dujardyn

Venue:  Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

Date:  March 12 – April 18, 2015

Photography: Images courtesy of the artists and Albert Baronian

In São Paulo, the Rua 25 de Março – an emblematic street in the city center – is known for its competitive prices. There one will find a strikingly wide range of goods starting from R$1,00 (one Brazilian Real). Counterfeit products are the greatest preoccupation for the authorities- although in prison since 2007, the Chinese businessman Law is still said to be in charge of the pirated goods spread throughout the shops and stalls. When walking down 25 de Março, one will frequently hear the following question being repeated: “É do Law?” (Is it from Law?).

Regardless of their provenance, Rua 25 de Março is a street of things, and they are never still. The bustle of trade sets hundreds of thousands of objects into motion, animated by the mechanisms of circulation and the propagations of daily life. The charge is so intense that one finds oneself facing not only objects, but unique and dynamic displays of forms, light, space and color.

Erika and Adriano have their studios close by, in the same complex as Jac at Rua Helvetia. Gabriel and Pedro used to be working in a studio nearest to the opposite end in the neighboring area of Bom Retiro. Max was in residency just a few blocks up from the street.

Gabriel Lima



03_Erika Verzutti, Max Ruf

04_Gabriel Lima, Pedro Wirz

05_Max Ruf, Gabriel Lima Kopie

06_Erika Verzutti,

Erika Verzutti, Praia, 2019

07_Max Ruf

Max Ruf, Untitled (white field, blue lines, green background), 2014

08_Gabriel Lima

Gabriel Lima, Standstill at the Poetry Foundation, 2015


Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Untitled, 1981

10_Pedro Witz

Pedro Wirz, The birth of cool, 2015


12_Max Ruf

Max Ruf, Untitled (grey plant), 2014



Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Untitled, 1981


16_Pedro Wirz

Pedro Wirz, The birth of the Cool, 2015



19_Adriano Costa

Adriano Costa, Untitled, 2014