Milan - Exhibition

Cyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

13 Nov 201216 Dec 2012

Cyprien Gaillard‘s (b. Paris, 1980) new project – Rubble and Revelation – will be housed in the military bakery of Caserma XXIV Maggio – Milan. With this exhibition, produced by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Cyprien Gaillard leads us through his evocative vision of the ruins of our time.

“I’m interested in things failing, in the beauty of failure, and the fall in general,” said Cyprien Gaillard

Like an archeologist probing the wreckage of modernity, Cyprien Gaillard travels the world looking for monuments of our era that have lost their aura and symbolic power, and with the precision of a research scientist, he documents their life and gradual disappearance. He roams nomadically from continent to continent, encountering ruins and relics that are immortalized in photos, videos, sculptures, and collages which convey his obsession with the poetry of decay.

Cyprien Gaillard (Paris, 1980) has emerged as one of the most interesting artists of his generation, winning highly prestigious awards such as the Prize for Young Art from the National Gallery in Berlin (2011) and the Marcel Duchamp Prize from Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2010); he has already exhibited in the world’s most respected museums, with solo shows and projects (at Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London, among others) and in group shows (at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, MoMA in New York, and the New Museum in New York); and has taken part in leading international events such as the Venice Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale and the Berlin Biennale.

With Rubble and Revelation, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi directed by Massimiliano Gioni, continues the nomadic mission that has led it to explore Milan since 2003, rediscovering forgotten places and hidden treasures in the heart of the city and bringing them back to life through the visions of contemporary artists.

  • Cyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien GaillardCyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien Gaillard
  • Cyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien GaillardCyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien Gaillard
  • Cyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien GaillardCyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien Gaillard
  • Cyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien GaillardCyprien Gaillard: Rubble and Revelation , installation view at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Roberto Marossi. © Cyprien Gaillard

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1996

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Gioni Massimiliano


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