Galerie Magazine

Equally playful in its presentation of art and design, “For Mario” at Tina Kim Gallery constructs an imaginary narrative via a dialogue between domesticity and autobiography in what is essentially an homage to Mario Praz, an Italian art critic who wrote the 1958 non-fictional The House of Life, in which he talked in depth about his possessions in relation to his passions. Curated by the Los Angeles and New York-based architecture and design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, the exhibition employs muslin drapery throughout the gallery to suggest a house that’s been closed up or, somewhat more poetically, frozen in time.