LEANDRO ERLICH: SEEING AND BELEAVING
MORI ART MUSEUM
Leandro Erlich was born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently based in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay. From massive installations to videos, his works employ optical illusions and sound effects to shake up our notions of common sense. Though what the audience sees may at first glance seem familiar, on closer inspection it proves to be a surprising, unsettling deviation from the usual, in the form of, for example, a boat floating in the absence of water, or people sticking to the wall in various poses. Viewers begin to doubt whether what they see is actually reality, and notice just how much unconscious habit influences the way they look at things. Covering the entire 24 years of his career to date, this exhibition at the Mori Art Museum from 18th November 2017 to 1st April 2018 is the largest-ever exhibition devoted to the work of this fascinating artist, with approximately 40 works on display produced from 1995 to 2017.