Pablo Bronstein is the latest artist to be commissioned by Tate Britain to create a site specific work in response to the Duveen Galleries at the centre of the gallery. But what have critics made of it?
The Guardian: **** Adrian Searle wrote: “The measured progressions of this work are as much about our moving through the three unequal parts of this long, high space and accompanying the tableau as it unfolds and refolds, as they are about the dance itself.”
Evening Standard:**** Ben Luke said: “The neo-classical Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain were made for Pablo Bronstein.”
The Telegraph: *** Mark Hudson found that: “Passing through you find yourself in a kind of inside-out, digitally manipulated version of Tate Britain.”
The Upcoming: ****Anna Souter commented: “The exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity to experience dance and performance art in a setting that is at once familiar and strange.”
The Architects Journal: “While lacking in sculptural impact, the performance aspect transforms the whole space into a challenging, participatory experience for the visitor.”
This is Bronstein’s most ambitious piece to date and it takes inspiration from the neo-classical surroundings of the Duveen galleries and the artist’s interest in the Baroque period to create a continuous live performance.
Pablo Bronstein’s Historical Dances in an Antique Setting will be performing at the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain until the 9th October 2016.