Christian Tomaszewski:
    On Chapels, Caves, and Erotic Misery

    Christian Tomaszewski: On Chapels, Caves, and Erotic Misery

    Apr 29–Jul 29, 2007

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    Since 2004, Christian Tomaszewski has been plunging into the entrails of David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet (1986). Tomaszewski has meticulously reconstructed parts of the film in real space: exploring the ability of architectural fragments to convey dramatic narrative. Tomaszewski is fascinated by the challenge of superimposing one space and structure onto another: the first, artificially woven together through film editing; the second, a totalizing structure defined by the walls and activities of the exhibition space. Both sets of conventions dissolve in their collision, leading to a third reality, which is a thematic structure in itself.


    SculptureCenter's exhibitions and public programs are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and The Lily Auchincloss Foundation. On Chapels, Caves and Erotic Misery is made possible in part by Christopher E. Vroom and the Polish Cultural Institute. Christian Tomaszewski's project is presented through SculptureCenter's Artist-in-Residence program, funded by grants from the Kraus Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts.