m a k i n g s p a c e
An exhibition hosted by Edmund de Waal
"Chris Riggio has a particular attentiveness to the world. He is
an urban mudlarker, a finder of abandoned treasures on the streets of the city. He finds eighteenth-century prints, porcelain teapots, silver cutlery, a Chinese Zhong. The ragpicker, said Walter Benjamin, always has one eye on the gutter, able to see poetic possibilities in the discarded. And this is a start, a mode of enquiry about the world. Chris takes things apart with his eye and then with his hands, technics and poetics meshing together."