@ Cardi Black Box

Work by Friedrich Kunath
Cardi Black Box – Milan
February – April 2013
Cardi Black Box presents in Milan SET PIECES,
an exposition curated by Andrew Berardini and
Lauren Mackler with works from Los Angeles Artists.
Were invited four artists to build individual sets for which their work
will serve as installations to host other artists’ works as well as their own.
This idea plays with the mythos of Los Angeles as a place where the
imaginary often extrudes into reality and vice versa.

Visually, the different “sets” so to speak, will be autonomous islands
of light within an otherwise darkened space, to simulate a cinematic
effect and the sense of being on a movie set. In many ways, they were
inspired by the work of William Leavitt who recently had a retrospective
at MOCA in Los Angeles, and whose work often uses plays and their
stages to beautifully reveal the mundane theatri¬cality of the city.
They told to the curators once that his plays were really elaborate frames
for his paintings. In these sets, there is no presumption of verisimilitude.
They may look like a soap opera living room or a phantasmagoric alter-reality.
This, as with all art, is up to the artists.
Sets by: Sarah Cain, Liz Glynn, Samara Golden, and Mateo Tannatt.
Works from: Scoli Acosta, Kathryn Andrews, Matthew Brannon, Mary Corse,
Zoe Crosher, Aaron Curry, Erik Frydenborg, Friedrich Kunath, Eli Langer,
William Leavitt,Anthony Lepore, Carter Mull, Claire Nereim,
Raymond Pettibon and Amanda Ross-Ho.
Works by: William Leavitt, Zoe Crosher, Raymond Pettibon and Matthew Brannon
Set by Sarah Cain
Works by: Aaron Curry, Scaoli Acosta, Mary Corse and Amanda Ross-Ho
Set by Samara Golden
Works by: Erik Fryedenborg, Amanda Ross-Ho and Eli Langer
Set by Mateo Tannatt
Works by: Antony Lepore, Carter Mull and Amanda Ross-Ho