On occasion of the 2018’s edition of miart, Milan, ChertLüdde took part in the Generations Section, in which two galleries are invited to create a dialogue between two artists belonging to two different generations. ChertLüdde presented a project by Kasia Fudakowski, in conversation with William T. Wiley (Parker Gallery). The display consisted of rarely-seen work from the seventies by Wiley, with three new sculptures by Fudakowski, realised specifically for the occasion. 

Fudakowski created a portable installation of three parts, which plays with the Rimowa suitcase status symbol and its clique. A very classic accessory of respected Art Dealers, the suitcase responds both to the desired image of the galleries (a sort of undercover status symbol of success in the art world) as well as to the necessity of transporting smaller scale works. Fudakowski entertains this role of sensible practicality by reproducing some of her large scale works, which may possibly remain unsold partly due to their challenging size, and placing them as miniatures inside the suitcases. By doing so and presenting them in a commercial art fair, Fudakowski hopes to finally find a place in a collection for these artworks.

Kasia Fudakowski, “Showcase Remoaner I, (Krewne),” 2018, Aluminium, steel, oil-based paint, Reproduction of Rimowa travel bag, miniature version of Fudakowski previous unsold works, 25 × 78 × 55 cm
Kasia Fudakowski, “Showcase Remoaner III, (Working title: The Worry Wall)”, 2018, Aluminium, steel, oil-based paint, brass, stained rattan, video 90min loop, Reproduction of Rimowa travel bag, miniature version of Fudakowski previous unsold works, 70 × 47 × 25 cm
Kasia Fudakowski, “Showcase Remoaner II, (Sexistinnen)”, 2018, Aluminium, steel, oil-based paint, brass, wood, cotton, glass-paint, fabric; reproduction of Rimowa travel bag, miniature version of Fudakowski previous unsold works, 55 × 40 × 20 cm

Photo by Andrea Rossetti