We are glad to announce our participation to miart 2020 with a solo show dedicated to Andreas Fogarasi. On show the series of sculptures entitled Nine Buildings, Stripped – currently displayed at the Kunsthalle Wien – that address (and encapsulate) processes of urban metamorphosis and their manifestation in material surfaces. Fogarasi’s wall-mounted artworks are composed of original fragments of buildings that now no longer exist, as well as samples or entire sections of the visible exterior of the structures that replaced them, or into which they were converted, including façade claddings, floor tiles, fragments of doors, and even complete windows. The assemblage of materials relating to particular sites provide radically abstract portraits of specific urban situations across time.
Andreas Fogarasi (b. Vienna, 1977) lives in Vienna. His work has been presented at institutions in numerous countries: Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; New Museum, New York; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb; CAC, Vilnius; Frankfurter Kunstverein; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Solo exhibitions (selection): Kunsthalle, Wien (2019); Federico Luger (FL GALLERY) (2018); Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Wien (2017); Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City (2016); MAK Center, Los Angeles (with Oscar Tuazon); Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2014); Prefix ICA, Toronto (2012); Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2011); Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2010); Lombard-Freid Projects, New York; and in the Hungarian pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), where his work Culture and Leisure [Kultur und Freizeit] earned him the Golden Lion for the best national participation.