Pablo Bronstein – A is Building, B is Architecture
Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors, between art and dance. Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, he looks at the historical otherness in order to unveil the links between power, fascination and classical art. His work often combines references to history of architecture- from the Roman antiquity and the Baroque to Neo-classicism and Post-modernism, as well as hints to history of art – from the Renaissance to the Modern period.
While he has always been fascinated by drawing, he used it in his practice as an artist only after finishing his studies. In his architectural interventions, the artist explores the relation between architecture and our urban lifestyles. His drawings are neither architectural works, nor sketches for decors but rather concepts in themselves, which involve a relation to the human being and to its personal identity and social customs.
“Although my practice is drawing, it is the conceptual implication of the work that is the most important aspect” (The Guardian, 19.09.2009).
The exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève invites the public to discover an artwork in which history and contemporaneity become entangled, which questions and challenges the spaces where it is displayed, while criticizing the institution and its architectural parameters.
Centre d’art contemporain Geneve - Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
September 13 – November 24, 2013