Turin

Pablo Bronstein

Galleria Franco Noero | Via Mottalciata

Pablo Bronstein is the latest artist to take on the challenge provided by Galleria Franco Noero’s new space in the Casa Scaccabarozzi, a quirky building designed by the nineteenth-century architect Alessandro Antonelli and known locally as the “slice of polenta” because of its extremely narrow triangular shape. Titling his exhibition “Palazzi Torinesi” (Palaces of Turin), Bronstein immersed himself in this princely milieu to revisit and reimagine some of the city’s landmark buildings in works in a range of media, from painting to video, spread over six floors.

Gone were the capriccios grafting postmodern onto Baroque that Bronstein has become known for, replaced by a more focused investigation of civic identity as constructed and staged through architecture. The bluster of Antonelli’s facade, swiftly undermined by the realization that it is merely a veneer for a diminutive interior, was

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