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Cardi Black Box in Milan was the site of French artist Nicolas Pol’s new exhibition opening this week, entitled “After Modern Vermin Control.” In addition to being the first solo show in Italy, it also marks the first collaboration between gallerist Nicolo Cardi and curator Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.
Pol’s paintings draw from various styles and influences, creating a frenzied environment of rodents and pests while using art historical references as disruptive cliches. Commenting on scientific advancement as the channel of human progress, Pol’s body of work explores the modern misconception of nothing hidden, nothing left to be discovered. Pol’s paintings remain elliptical and cryptic.
The black-clad guests themselves had an enigmatic presence, including a very well dressed Carine Roitfeld & Christian Restoin, Margherita Missoni & Eugenio Amos, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Francesca Versace, Francesco Vezzoli, Barbara Berlusconi, Goga Ashkenazi, Remo Ruffini, Brigitte Niedermair, and Kyle de Woody.
“After Modern Vermin Control” will be on view through December 15.