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Spectrum Presents: An Evening with Pablo Bronstein

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For Spectrum's inaugural event, research associate Ian Alteveer joined Pablo Bronstein to discuss the work in the exhibition Pablo Bronstein at the Met. Bronstein talks about his process, his inspiration, his drawings, performances, and installations, offering a fascinating read of architecture as an index of societal power structures and community organization.

Pablo Bronstein (British, b. 1977) is the sixth artist to participate in an ongoing series of exhibitions at the Met that highlights the work of contemporary artists. Pablo Bronstein at the Met presents new, site-specific work that addresses the history and future of The Metropolitan Museum of Art itself. This is the London-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York.

Pablo Bronstein, artist; Ian Alteveer, research associate, Department of Nineteenth Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Learn more about the exhibition Pablo Bronstein at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2009/pablo-bronstein

Learn more about Spectrum:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/spectrum


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Special Exhibition: Pablo Bronstein at the Met

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Artist Pablo Bronstein and curator Gary Tinterow discuss Bronstein’s new drawings and etchings that suggest mythical histories and hypothetical futures of the Metropolitan Museum.

Pablo Bronstein at the Met

October 6, 2009–April 18, 2010

Pablo Bronstein at the Met is a presentation of new work by the London-based artist, addressing the history and future of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several large ink drawings by the artist suggest a mythical history of the Metropolitan Museum, imagining the building under construction. A series of computer drawings focus on hypothetical futures of the Museum. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in New York.

Through drawings, installations, performances, and books, Pablo Bronstein has investigated a variety of historical periods and tastes. His palette encompasses a myriad of styles: from the mannered baroque of Turin to the classical architecture of 18th-century France, from early 20th-century Modernism to Postmodernism in its various manifestations. Adopting the guise of the architect, architectural historian, and the user of buildings, Bronstein reveals what might be described as the veneer of architecture. In doing so he highlights the complicit power structures that are required to accomplish great works, in turn inviting viewers to consider the mechanisms that delineate private and public space.