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Andreas Lolis

1970, Albania


  • Arsenale
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM

    Giardini
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion / Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Andreas Lolis creates trompe-l’œil objects in marble. Over the past several years, he has created a series of floor-based sculptures that mimic ephemeral objects he has seen on street corners or park benches – hyperreal bin bags, cardboard boxes, and wooden crates. Many of these sculptures feature signs of apparent wear-and-tear – their surfaces crushed or stained, chipped or broken. By reproducing detritus in a high-classical medium, he intentionally troubles conventional systems of value and status. Lolis, who has worked solely with marble across his career, has described his relationship with the material as devotional. His intense attention to detail means that each life-size object is able to trick the eye almost entirely.

Central Pavilion / Arsenale

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