Alexandre da Cunha in collaboration with Noel Stewart.
‘Rio de Janeiro – New York – Lagos – Paris – Moscow – New Delhi – Beijing – Tokyo’, 2021. Unique edition, series of 8
Ahead of his exhibition at Brighton CCA Alexandre da Cunha was commissioned to make a new public art work for the gallery facade in the form of a banner covering the windows. In this work, titled ‘Arch’, da Cunha combined an iconic image of a black stiletto anchored within a concrete fairy cake: symbols of innocence and adulthood, indulgence and luxury, power and celebration.
‘Arch’ was installed from 14 June - 30 July 2021. The work was then taken down and da Cunha collaborated with milliner Noel Stewart to create a series of wearable sculptures made from the fabric of the original banner.
These hats are available to buy from Atelier CCA, with all proceeds going to the artist and supporting the Brighton CCA programme.