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Manuela Lalic: Meeting Accessory 

When: April 16-May 20, 7 p.m. 2010
The French artist Manuela Lalic uses found objects from her daily life to create installations and structures—apparatuses—that comment on modern society’s production and consumption excesses. For her Eyelevel exhibition—“a metaphor for a collective moment,” she writes from New York, where she’s been “adapting my work with the garbage that I find on the street” in Brooklyn and Manhattan—she brought 40 rolls of packing tape with her and used it to assemble the work, comprised of “furniture and objects found in the gallery (including a few used coffee cups and a pizza box),” she writes. “The table is a very important furniture in my work because it represents the intersection where people connect, a platform for making a collective social project.” Though struck through with politics and social commentary, Lalic’s work is somewhat surprisingly playful, winking at the viewer with its wit. “I think humour and cynicism are not just frivolous,” she writes, “but a way of talking about the serious problems, and can indicate a political point of view as well.” —Tara Thorne

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