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Pair of Silver Sugar Casters

Pair of Silver Sugar Casters , 2013 - Pablo Bronstein


about this work

Pair of silver sugar casters (2013) is a hand-coloured etching on watercolour paper. Due to the handmade nature of the artwork, each edition bears slight irregularities. With this etching representing a pair of sugar casters, Pablo Bronstein pursues his interest for silverware, which he collects occasionally.

Pair of silver sugar casters was published on the occasion of Bronstein’s exhibition A is Building, B is Architecture at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva in 2013. 

about Pablo Bronstein

°1977, Buenos Aires (AR) - lives and works in London (UK)

Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors or between art and dance. His work often combines references to history of architecture, from the Roman antiquity and the Baroque to Neo-classicism and Post-modernism, as well as hints to art history, from the Renaissance to the Modern period. One of his key interests is how architecture has the ability to intervene in personal identity or to inform our movements, behaviours, and social customs.

Bronstein uses architecture as a means to engage with power: of history, monuments, and the built environment. Using pen and ink on paper, his acutely drafted drawings capture an archival romance of a grand age, a nostalgic longing for the imposing and imperial. Adopting the styles of various architects and movements, his elaborate designs become plausible inventions, both paying homage to and critiquing the emblems of civil engineering.

Solo shows include Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Tate Britain, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich.
Pablo Bronstein has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions in international institutions, including Tate Modern, London; Hayward Gallery, London; Haus der Kunst, Munich; and K20, Dusseldorf. Bronstein has participated in Manifesta 8 in 2010-2011; Performa 07, The Second Biennial of Visual Arts, New York; and at the Tate Triennale, London.

His work is included in major public and private collections worldwide, including the collection of Tate, London; Collection Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Collection of Prints and Drawings of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Pablo Bronstein is represented by the following galleries;
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Herald St, London

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

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