Monumento is the second publication dedicated to the work of Alexandre da Cunha.
Da Cunha’s practice is predominantly based on ideas of the readymade and found objects which he re-signifies, inviting viewers to see them with a new perspective. In recent years, Da Cunha has taken these ideas to a monumental scale, with commissions of public site-specific works in Boston, London, and São Paulo as well as other large outdoor works in US, Europe and South America.
These large-scale installations constitute the core of Monumento. The book also showcases a series of smaller table sculptures, as well as a selection of Samplings, a series of works on paper which flirt with notions of collage, appropriation and the public realm.
Monumento includes an essay by Fernanda Brenner and a conversation between Da Cunha, Phillip King and Jenni Lomax; the book is designed by GUNMAD and edited by Maria M. P. de Pontes.