Fondazione Prada: Theaster Gates and Nástio Mosquito Exhibitions

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Fondazione Prada, Milan presents the exhibitions True Value and T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity from 7 July to 25 September 2016 by Theaster Gates and Nástio Mosquito respectively. Two exhibitions, conceived by Elvira Dyangani Ose, will include installations, site-specific works and projections, as well as collective experiences and musical events that will actively involve the public. ( image: Nástio Mosquito “I Make Love To You. You Make Love To Me. Let Love Have Sex With The Both Of Us.”2016, Illustrations by Robin Velghe)

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True Value —the first exhibition by Theaster Gates (Chicago, 1973) in Milan— will bring together a selection of existing works and new commissions in two different spaces at Fondazione Prada. The Cisterna will feature works in which the artist explores habitual, everyday things, immersed in the most evocative Black aesthetics. Gates operates on the conviction that everyday objects convey a deep understanding, not only intrinsic to their material aspect, but reminiscent of the experiences in which they have been immersed. – from Fondazione Prada

T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity will feature three entirely new works by Mosquito and will take place on the ground floor of the Podium, the Cinema and the outside spaces of Fondazione Prada. The project comprises three distinctive elements for which Mosquito has collaborated with a group of international artists. WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #1) (2016) is a site-specific installation featured on the ground floor of the Podium, conceived and realized by Nastivicious —the collective that Mosquito and Spanish artist Vic Pereiró founded in 2008— in collaboration with illustrator Ada Diez. – from Fondazione Prada

WEST_3 Nastivicious WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #01), 2016, Illustrations in collaboration with Ada Diez

Fondazione Prada Nástio Mosquito (3) Nastivicious, Nástio Mosquito and Vic Pereiró, 2014, Photo by Margaux Kolly

Fondazione Prada Nástio Mosquito (4) Nastivicious, Ending Bad People is Ambiguity The Strength, the Courage & the Audacity is in Trusting the Universe! Have Faith, a Violet Spirit, be an Eagle, never loose Hope Be Coherent & U will find (the) Tangibility of Life, 2015

Fondazione Prada Nástio Mosquito (5) Nastivicious, Nástio Answers Ryan, 2014, Video19’22”

Theaster Gates Fondazione prada (1) Theaster Gates, Boli, 2014, Installation view of “A Complicated Relationship between Heaven and Earth, or When We, Believe” exhibited in Artes Mundi 6, 2014-2015, Photo by Warren Orchard

Theaster Gates Fondazione prada (3)

Theaster Gates Fondazione prada (4) Theaster Gates with Goat in his studio, Chicago, 2014, Photo by Sara Pooley

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