Shirley Paes Leme

City Air, 1999 – 2012

Installation | Air conditioner filter of cars | Different dimensions, installation dimensions variable

The city as a spatial representation of a society in its multiple components: political, social, cultural, educational, environmental … captures the look of the sensitive artist. In 1984 the artist sees a mass of pollution over Mexico City and Los Angeles. She notes that the filter of the air conditioner of the car is able to remove part of the mass.
In her career, the artist makes use of various procedures such as video, drawing, installations in the registry of debris, residues of the society that disturb her.


Shirley Paes Leme (*1955 Cachoeira, Brazil) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.