• Bertrand Lavier

    Galleria Massimo Minini

    In this exhibition, French artist Bertrand Lavier presented a new series of works, along with one piece, Look, 1998, from his earlier series “Readymade Primitifs”—a skateboard mounted on a specially crafted metal pedestal. All of the pieces in that series are displayed on pedestals; the artist turned to an expert who evaluates ethnographic finds (that is, “primitive” works of art) and conceives specific structures for their display.

    Lavier’s pedestals can be understood as devices that signal the aesthetic or ethnographic value of his readymades (the formal qualities of the stand itself are decided

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