About The Work
Erlich juxtaposes the reality and the illusion, the real and the unreal, and the representation and the ambiguousness through the image of the sailboat and its reflection. In fact the boat seems to be floating on water and the perception of it is given by our belief that a boat is something that “floats on water”. This artwork helps us realize how things are affected by our fixed preconceptions and engourages to deliberate and carefully consider the relationship between image and reality.
Leandro Erlich was born in Argentina in 1973. He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.His work has been shown in numerous individual exhibitions including CAFAM, Beijing, China (2019); MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019); HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2018); MORI Art Museum, Tokyo (2017/2018); Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2017); Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain (2017); MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015); ZKM, Germany (2015); MMCA, Seoul, Korea (2014); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2014); Barbican Center, London (2013); PS1 MoMA, NY (2008); Centre D’art Saint Nazaire, France (2005); MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2006); El Museo del Barrio, New York (2001), among others.Group shows include: Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris (2018); Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); Spiral Garden, Tokyo (2017); Shanghai Art Festival (2013); MOT, Tokyo (2013); CENTQUATRE, Paris (2011); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011); Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (2013, 2009); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, España (2008); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); la Nuit Blanche de Paris (2004), among others.He has participated extensively in biennales, such as Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires (2017); XIII Bienal de Cuenca (2016); 2nd Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); Liverpool Biennial (2008); Singapore Biennial (2008); the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan (2006/2018); the 26th Sao Paulo Biennial (2004); the Venice Biennale (2001/2005); the 3rd Shanghai Biennale (2002); the 1st Busan Biennale, Korea (2002); the 7th Istanbul Biennale (2001); the 7th Havana Biennale (2000).
Founded in 1990 in San Gimignano, Galleria Continua opened as the result of the initiative of three friends: Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo. Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location, away from the big cities and the ultramodern urban centres, in a town – San Gimignano – steeped in history that is timeless and magnificent. In 2004, Galleria Continua began a new adventure in Beijing, China, showing contemporary Western artists in an area where they are still rarely seen. Three years later, in 2007, Galleria Continua inaugurated an intriguing new site for large-scale creations – Les Moulins – in the Parisian countryside. In 2015, Galleria Continua embarked on a new path, opening a space in La Habana, Cuba, which is devoted to cultural projects designed to overcome every frontier.