Tate Britain has announced that internationally renowned artist Pablo Bronstein will reveal his ambitious project as part of the Tate Britain commission 2016. 

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The annual commission which takes place at the gallery and is supported by Sotheby’s, invites artists to create a new large-scale work at in response to the Duveen Galleries – at the heart of Tate Britain.

Pablo Bronstein will draw upon his interests in Baroque architecture and spectacle to occupy the grand space with a series of interventions and performances.

Born in Argentina in 1977, Bronstein is best known for his humorous and beautiful drawings, sculptures and performances that reflect his fascination with pre-Modern European design and architecture. His work is made up of invented or fictionalised 17th, 18th and 19th century buildings, with the interiors becoming characters in an elaborate comedy of manners.

Talking about the commission the artist commented: “Grand architecture is one of the things I’m most interested in, so it’s a rare opportunity to be able to create work in such a unique setting as the Duveen Galleries.”

Meanwhile, Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain, spoke of his delight of the news saying: “His work consistently makes for deliciously jarring encounters between past and present, and art and society. Responding to contexts in bold and irreverent ways is a hallmark of his work and I hugely look forward to him taking on the aesthetic and institutional grandeur of Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries.”

Pablo Bronstein studied at Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College, London and currently lives and works in London and Deal, Kent. Some of his solo exhibitions include: Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK and Chatsworth, Derbyshire UK (2015) and We Live in Mannerist Times at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2015)

The Tate Britain Commission 2016 will be on display to the public from the 26th April until the 9th October. 

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