Nottingham Contemporary is currently presenting Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth [House] for season one of The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary, and a collaboration with Chatsworth House, from which the artist has chosen 62 works of fine and decorative art to bring to Nottingham Contemporary’s galleries to juxtapose with his own works and presentations.
Works by Rembrandt and Franz Hals, Delft porcelain, the coronation chairs for William IV and Queen Adelaide, and a colossal Roman marble foot are among the objects appearing within and alongside work by Pablo Bronstein, across all four galleries.
Bronstein hightlights his fascination with pre-20th century European design and architecture, and the artist’s interest in the overwhelming theatricality of the Baroque, a period that Chatsworth and much of its’ collection epitomises. Bronstein’s erudite drawings, performances, furniture and public art relate to both the past and the present in unsettlingly paradoxical, and ‘fictional’ responses to architectural histories. A rare survey of the artist’s drawings is also on display at Chatsworth’s New Gallery.
The artist was kind enough to give Artlyst a tour of his latest exhibition, involving a conversation with the Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Alex Farquharson.
Audio: Pablo Bronstein and the Director of Nottingham Contemporary Alex Farquharson. Photo: P A Black © Artlyst 2015 all rights reserved
Pablo Bronstein And The Treasures Of Chatsworth – Nottingham Contemporary – until 20 Sep 2015