Milan - Exhibition

Laure Prouvost: GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center

Pirelli HangarBicocca

19 Oct 201609 Apr 2017

This exhibitions presents one of the Turner Prize 2013 winner’s most ambitious projects. The “Grand Dad’s Visitor Center” is a Gesamtkunstwerk consisting over 15 works, including large-scale installations, videos, projections, sculptures and found objects. It is dedicated to the artist’s grandfather who repeatedly plays a role in her works. He was a prolific conceptual artist and close friend of famous German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters, and, after digging a long tunnel from his studio to Africa, he supposedly vanished into it one day for good, leaving his wife as the sole guardian of his works.

The Gesamtkunstwerk consists of walls, rooms and corridors, in which the artist plays with light and sound, images and written words, moments of peacefulness as well as outbursts of euphoria. Thereby, she is able to captivate and engage the visitors of this exhibition, and invites them to come along her journey, in which the search for identity is a key topic.

  • Laure Prouvost, The Artist, 2010. Installation view, Laure Prouvost, The Artist, 2010. Installation view, "Mirrorcity", Hayward Gallery, London, 2014. Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca, Photography by Tim Bowditch
  • Laure Prouvost, IDEALLY HERE THE ROOM WOULD BE SUPER MODERN WITH SHARP ANGLES FULL OF MIRRORS AND WINDOWS, 2014, Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicoccaLaure Prouvost, IDEALLY HERE THE ROOM WOULD BE SUPER MODERN WITH SHARP ANGLES FULL OF MIRRORS AND WINDOWS, 2014, Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca
  • Laure Prouvost, Wantee, 2013. Installation view, “Schwitters in Britain”, Tate Britain, London. Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca, Photography by Tate, Lucy DawkinsLaure Prouvost, Wantee, 2013. Installation view, “Schwitters in Britain”, Tate Britain, London. Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca, Photography by Tate, Lucy Dawkins
  • Laure Prouvost, The Wanderer (God First Hairdresser/Gossip Sequence Installation), 2013, HD video and unique mixed media installation, Installation view at Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2013. Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicoccaLaure Prouvost, The Wanderer (God First Hairdresser/Gossip Sequence Installation), 2013, HD video and unique mixed media installation, Installation view at Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2013. Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca
  • Laure Prouvost, Since he is gone, weaved by Grand Ma, 2014, tapestry, fabric, wood, spotlight and video component (02 min. 24 sec.). Courtesy the artist and Nathalie Obadia, ParisLaure Prouvost, Since he is gone, weaved by Grand Ma, 2014, tapestry, fabric, wood, spotlight and video component (02 min. 24 sec.). Courtesy the artist and Nathalie Obadia, Paris
  • Laure Prouvost, Karaoke, 2014. Video still (3 min. 34 sec.). Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicoccaLaure Prouvost, Karaoke, 2014. Video still (3 min. 34 sec.). Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca
  • Laure Prouvost, Green Priest White Priest Raspberries, For Forgetting, 2014, Video still (01 min. 42 sec.). Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicoccaLaure Prouvost, Green Priest White Priest Raspberries, For Forgetting, 2014, Video still (01 min. 42 sec.). Courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca

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Curators

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Roberta Tenconi

Special Events

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Inauguration of the exhibition

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Press Preview
Admission: Free

Press preview

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Talk titled “MUSEORAMA” between Anna Barbara, Interior-Design professor at Politecnico University Milan, and Aurora Destro, architect-designer based in Milan

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

LOST IN CREATION. Mounting and concatenation as artistic practice.

Marco Senaldi, philosopher, curator and theorist of contemporary art, retraces the history of art and artists – from Marcel Duchamp to Pierre Huyghe – who have made the collage technique and mounting a practice and a linguistic choice.

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Projection – GDM CINEMA. A video of tank.tv.

Presentation of a selection of videos and a conversations between Ajay Hothi, director of tank.tv, Lucia Aspesi and Fiammetta Griccioli from HangarBicocca, on the curatorial activity of Laure Prouvost.

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

A Concert fot the exhibition of Laure Prouvost’s GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, curated by Pedro Rocha, during Miart and Milano Art Week

Destination: Milan
Where: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
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CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue, wed

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
2004

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Todolí Vicente


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