Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living
June 9 – September 25, 2011
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts
Eclectic artist Pablo Bronstein presents Sketches for Regency Living, a groundbreaking exhibition in which, for the first time, an individual artist works across the entire ICA introducing major architectural interventions, as well as choreographing extraordinary art and ballet performances.
Sketches for Regency Living penetrates every area of the ICA; the exhibition modifies the entire space embellishing the museum with forms that reference the Regency period, while visitors encounter neo-classical structures and daily choreographed performances. One of the most interesting aspects of this exhibition is the relationship which the artist encourages between the museum and its own identity. His work demonstrates an affinity for how architecture and sculpture intervene in personal identity and inform our movements and social mores. Intimate and stylized tours through the building-wide exhibition, inspired by guided visits around historic properties, offer an insight into the history of Nash House and Bronstein’s work.
Pablo Bronstein has choreographed two unique performances that will take place within the Lower Gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition. Accompanying these performances, there will be demonstrations of the metamorphic furniture designed by the artist on the occasion of the exhibition every half hour in the Upper Galleries.
The exhibition includes a retrospective programme of Bronstein’s dance works.