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  • Pablo Bronstein, Red Objects in a Museum Interior, 2012, ink and watercolor on paper, 43 1/8 x 49".

    Pablo Bronstein

    Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
    10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers
    September 13 - November 24

    Curated by Andrea Bellini

    In this survey of Bronstein’s architectural drawings, expect a broad range of the London-based Argentinian artist’s whimsical, mashed-up re-creations of grandiose Baroque palaces and piazzas, ornate Rococo interiors, Georgian town houses, and postmodernist cityscapes, all channeling the work of such visionary designers as Filippo Juvarra and Jean-Jacques Lequeu. Also encompassing installation and performance, Bronstein’s practice suggests the power of architecture to dictate human behavior and transform our experience of the social. It is therefore fitting that this exhibition will be staged in a factory building whose conversion in the 1980s to a center for contemporary art radically altered Geneva’s greater Plainpalais district. Bronstein’s exhibition will additionally comprise a selection of his videos and a pair of architectural models, which, like Pissoir, the neoclassical urinal that he created for Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg in 2011, promise to mock historic prototypes with devilish aplomb.