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SLIGHT AGITATION 1/4

Fondazione Prada, Milano

20 October – 22 January 2016

Curated by Cédric Libert and Fondazione Prada Thought Council

 

The Cisterna exhibition space took on three different configurations in this project, each engaging with ideas of play, politics and emancipation: a theater for an ongoing brick construction, a tactile ‘blind room’ and a sculpture that turns into a labyrinth.

As a whole, this intervention produces an inhabitable game. In its individual configurations, it evokes the innocence of childhood and the surprise caused by discoveries made through play and autonomous adventures. Through this project, Putrih explicitly echoes many historical precedents in the dialogue between art, architecture and experimental pedagogy, exploring the limits and possibilities of learning through play and extending the physical experience of a large-scale game into the political realm of negotiation and the awareness of collective behaviors. Instead of a one-player game with predefined rules, Putrih proposes an evolutionary self-reflective play set that engages the audience, the curators and the artist himself, implying a collaborative interaction between all subjects involved.

 

Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Prada; photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani.

Project’s visual instructions developed in collaboration with Olivier Lamy and Olivia Malena Vidal.

Tobias Putrih Studio & Workshop

Tobias Putrih, Aleš Korpič, Jure Mežek & STRID fabricators

 

We develop materially ephemeral settings and objects designed to engage utopian ideas in art, architecture and design by incorporating everyday materials and forms of play and participation. From make-shift architectural modifications of public and semi-public spaces—cinemas, a library, galleries—to constructing temporary environments and objects, our works are products of precisely specified processes while also responding to their sites. Many of our spaces and objects are activated—meant to be moved and inhabited, privileging play and bodily engagement over vision. Artworks become proposals, maquettes, or models—exploratory assertions of radical possibilities.

 

studio@putrih.net

 

Tobias Putrih C.V.

Catalogs

  • Book published by JPR & Neuberger Museum (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Centre Pompidou (Amazon)
  • Catalog by MIT List Visual Arts Center (Listart)
  • Catalog by Galeria Civica (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Haus Konstruktiv)

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