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Fred Sandback

February 22 - July 06, 2018
Cardi Gallery Milan

Installation view
© 2018 Cardi Gallery. Photo: Carlo Vannini.

Fred Sandback
Sandback installing Untitled, 1971/80 at the Hayward Gallery, London, 1980.
© 2018 Fred Sandback.

Cardi Gallery Milan is delighted to present a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Fred Sandback. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Estate of Fred Sandback; it is accompanied by a fully- illustrated catalogue with an essay by Germano Celant.

Eight sculptures are displayed at Cardi Gallery, Milan, along with a large selection of drawings and photostats that present the evolution of the artist’s investigation of space.

The American artist Fred Sandback (1943–2003) worked with materials including metal, elastic cord and, later, acrylic yarn to delineate or bifurcate three-dimensional space, creating room-filling and volumetric forms. Using these most minimal of means allowed him “to play with something existing and not existing at the same time”.

By stretching strands of yarn to create geometric figures, Sandback’s near intangible objects create precise and subtle delineations of planes and architectural volumes. Despite the sculpture’s strong relationship to the surrounding architecture and the artist’s commitment to the practice of drawing, he became known primarily as a sculptor. Sandback was also influential in Minimal and Conceptual Art, and for contemporary sculptors and installation artists.


Corso di Porta Nuova 38
Milan, 20121, Italy

Fred Sandback