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"Marco Brambilla: the dark lining".

SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART * May 21-August 20 * Curated by Lisa Melandri * Having graduated from commercial filmmaking (he directed the 1993 sci-fi actioner Demolition Man) to video installation and photography, Marco Brambilla will make his solo museum debut with an array of eight works produced since 1999. Visitors may have to forgo popcorn, but they will see the Los Angeles-based artist capitalize on his considerable technical know-how by weaving appropriated film and TV footage into some formally showy but critically astute tableaux, two of which will be projected in 3-D HD. These works address such modest topics as heaven and hell (Civilization [Megaplex], 2008/2011) and the history of humankind (Evolution [Megaplex], 2010). A rangy exhibition design will alternate isolated projects with open areas showcasing multiple videos, and a catalogue will feature Lisa Melandri's interview with the artist.

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Title Annotation:LOS ANGELES
Author:Wilson, Michael
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2011
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