Purple Art

[November 17 2012]

“Rubble and Revelation” by Cyprien Gaillard at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Milan

Keeping up with the rediscovery of forgotten places in the city of Milan, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi has chosen an historic milary bakery inside Caserma XXIV Maggio to host French artist Cyprien Gaillard, the winner of Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2010 and National Gallery Prize for Young Art in Berlin in 2011. Gaillard’s solo show – curated by Massimiliano Gioni, art director at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi – displays the research in progress conducted by the artist as an archeologist of the present. His work tells a “natural history of destruction” as W.G. Sebald would call it. Like a gipsy, he keeps moving from place to place taking record of what he sees: he has since the beginning built a huge and growing archive documenting modern ruins and relicts. His view is a plug in the collective memory, while history re-writes itself over and over.

On show through December 16th 2012 at Caserma XXIV Maggio, Via Vincenzo Monti 59, Milan.

Photo and text Marta Galli

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