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  • Andreas Slominski, Washing the tiles of a roof in a dishwasher, 2002, color photograph.

    Andreas Slominski

    Fondazione Prada | Milan
    Largo Isarco 2
    April 10–June 13, 2003

    Pair the inscrutable Andreas Slominksi—setter of traps, collector of objets trouvés, performer of ephemeral actions—with the poetically inclined curator Germano Celant, and things esoteric will undoubtedly result. His devices can be whimsical (an elaborate mechanism to transport a teaspoon of cough syrup without spilling a drop) or menacingly literal (fully functional animal traps straight from the hunting-and-fishing store). The accompanying catalogue ought to include a chapter on survival tactics for ensnared viewers.