International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2014

Black Earth : Andreas Fogarasi / Oscar Tuazon

Mackey Garage Top, Los Angeles (USA)

07.11.2014 - 28.02.2015

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Black Earth : Andreas Fogarasi / Oscar Tuazon, Mackey Garage Top, Los Angeles

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Exhibition 8 November 2014 -  28 February 2015. Mackey Garage Top, 1137 South Cochran Ave – Los Angeles, 90019 (USA). Tel. : +1 323 651 1510. Opening hours : the first Friday of each month from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Reservation Required.



MAK Center Press release

In its sixth iteration, the MAK Center's Garage Exchange Vienna-Los Angeles exhibition series brings together a former MAK Center Resident and a Los Angeles-based practitioner to create an exhibition at the Mackey Apartments Garage Top. Former Artist-in-Residence Andreas Fogarasi works in tandem with L.A. artist Oscar Tuazon on an original installation, Black Earth.


Whereas some Garage Exchange projects represent direct collaborations, Black Earth offers an instance where the relationship between the work of the two artists is derived through the various meanings and functions of the Garage Top space itself-an exhibition space balanced atop housing for cars adjacent to a domestic environment.

About the Artists

Oscar Tuazon (b. Seattle, 1975) connects the Garage Top to its role as a support building of the Mackey Apartments. In his practice, he consistently makes sculpture from architectural elements, creating new conceptual spaces and focusing attention on the spaces we inhabit daily but generally overlook. Working in wood, metal, concrete and stone, Tuazon references recent art history, including the work of Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark. For the exhibition, Tuazon plans to recreate elements of an apartment--cabinets, countertops--in a sculpture that will both accentuate the gallery space and point out its connection to the adjacent domestic spaces.

Andreas Fogarasi (b. Vienna, 1977) uses forms of display that are reminiscent of minimalism and conceptual art to explore questions of space and representation. In his practice, he analyses the aesthetization and economization of urban space and the role of architecture and the cultural field in contemporary society. For Black Earth, he taps into the Garage Top's dual role as a gallery and garage with North American International Auto Show. The installation features an array of mirrored, freestanding V-shaped structures each bearing a photograph depicting the dismantling of the massive trade fair in Detroit. Capturing aspects of the process only, the images form an intricate network of associations, serving as a metaphor for the collapse of the auto industry, while also holding out hope for its renewal.