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Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

Talk by Andrew Berardini „Still Life with Fruit and Flowers”
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
10.04.18

On April 10 at 7 PM the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art invites you to a talk by writer and curator Andrew Berardini „Still Life with Fruit and Flowers”.

Fruits and flowers are the sex organs of plants, only developing according to some scientist to attract the first insects and animals to aid in their reproduction. With all their perfume and flavor, sensuality and humor, fragility and decay, it's easy to understand artists continued attraction to them. Writer Andrew Berardini will give a presentation of his research and read excerpts of essays, stories, and poems on the subject of fruit and flowers. He is most recently the co-curator of the second Lulennial in Mexico City with Chris Sharp called "A Low-Hanging Fruit", an exhibition of contemporary art on the subject of fruit. 

Andrew Berardini. Born in California. Lives in Los Angeles. Father of Stella. Writer of quasi-essayistic prose poems about art and other sensual subjects, occasional editor and curator with past exhibitions with MOCA - Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo - Paris, and Castello Di Rivoli - Turin and most recently co-curator of the LULENNIAL in Mexico City. Formerly held curatorial appointments at LAXART and the Armory Center for the Arts and on the editorial staff of Semiotext(e). Recentish author of Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2015) and currently finishing a book about color and another about how to be an unprofessional artist. Regular contributor to Artforum, Spike, and ArtReview and an editor at Mousse, Art-Agenda, Momus, and the Art Book Review. Warhol/Creative Capital and 221a Curatorial Grantee. Faculty at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the Banff Centre since 2014. His research interests include artwriting as an aspect of literature, color, radical subjectivity, ecstatic resistance, literary chimeras, corporeality, language as incantation, unprofessionalism, the permeability between fiction and reality, underground culture, the erotics of art, and the aesthetic history of California.

Gabriel Sierra Untitled (Support for mathematics lesson), 2007 Fruit, ceramic plate and rulers
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