Fondazione Prada Present “Slight Agitation 3/4: Gelitin”

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Gelitin Coniglio, 2005 Artesina, Italy
Photo Gelitin (2005) Courtesy Gelitin and Massimo De Carlo Copyright Gelitin

Fondazione Prada will present “Slight Agitation 3/4 : Gelitin” from 20 October 2017 to 26 February 2018; the third chapter of the exhibition project developed by Fondazione Prada Thought Council, whose members are Shumon Basar, Cédric Libert, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Dieter Roelstraete. “Slight Agitation”, a four part project will present the third installment by the Austrian collective Gelitin. Their work follows on from Tobias Putrih (Slovenia, 1972) and Pamela Rosenkranz (Switzerland, 1979), while Laura Lima (Brazil, 1971) will produce the final chapter.

Following Tobias Putrih’s installation which engaged with ideas of play, politics and emancipation and Pamela Rosenkranz’s intervention that offered visitors a multi-sensory immersion into a new perception of embodiment and collectivity, Gelitin present a project titled POKALYPSEA-APOKALYPSE-OKALYPSEAP. Three large sculptures explicitly address classical architectural archetypes (the triumphal arch, the obelisk and the amphitheater), subverting their rhetoric and monumental components. Symbols as much as structures conceived for everyday inhabitation, these sculptures draw an arc from the insular and individual to the open-ended and collective, from the overtly erotic to the sublimated joy of togetherness. This intervention is indicative of the group’s artistic practice which, since the 90’s, has experimented with the reinterpretation of totalitarian art and performance, developing a radical attitude towards institutions. Their work has anticipated the codes of relational aesthetics and invented a sculptural language and approach to installation that are anarchic and irreverent.

 

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Gelitin Coniglio, 2005 Artesina, Italy
Photo Gelitin (2008) Courtesy Gelitin and Massimo De Carlo Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Klunk Garden, 2009 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Photo Kei Okano Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin  Nase, 2014 Rossatz, Austria
Photo Olga Wukounig Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Nella Nutella, 2001 Venezia, Italy
Photo Lucien Samaha Courtesy Gelitin and Galerie Meyer Kainer Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Normally, Proceeding and Unrestricted With Without Title, 2008
»PsychoBuildings – Artists Take On Architecture«, Hayward Gallery, London
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Gelitin Otto Volante, 2004 Massimo De Carlo, Milano, Italy
Photo Agostino Osio Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Boring Island, 2009
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Gelitin Venezia, 2001
Photo Lucien Samaha

Gelitin Schlammsaal, 2006 Chinese Synthese Leberkäse, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Photo Markus Tretter Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Some Like It Hot, 2011 Gelatin Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Photo Jason Schmidt Copyright Gelitin

Gelitin Die totale Osmose, 2001 Biennale di Venezia, Austrian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
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