In the mid-1980s, Leonilson (1957–1993) was one of the leading artists within Geração 80 (“80s generation), rediscovering a “joy of painting” in the years following the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship. When Leonilson was diagnosed with AIDS in 1991 his works, which resembled a diary, revealed his deteriorating health and a preoccupation with death.
Curator: Krist Gruijthuijsen
The exhibition is on the 2nd floor
The exhibition is produced by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Malmö Konsthall and Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves.