T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity by Nástio Mosquito at Fondazione Prada, Milan, through September 25, 2016

T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity features three entirely new works by Mosquito and will take place on the ground floor of the Podium, the Cinema and the outside spaces of Fondazione Prada. The project comprises three distinctive elements for which Mosquito has collaborated with a group of international artists. WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #1) (2016) is a site-specific installation featured on the ground floor of the Podium, conceived and realized by Nastivicious—the collective that Mosquito and Spanish artist Vic Pereiró founded in 2008—in collaboration with illustrator Ada Diez. Through this collaboration, the Podium turns into a contemporary temple, a platform for collective communion, in which the glass surface of the façades, covered by caricature-like illustrations, are transformed into large-scale stained glass windows. A satirical reflection on the contemporary social and political panorama, WEorNOT(Nastivicious’ Temple #1) encourages the viewers to challenge their own convictions and to immerse themselves in a reflective experience. In a quest exploring language’s potential for transformation, visitors will be presented with a series of mottoes collected in a book that Nastivicious has compiled as a critical and humorous misrepresentation of set phrases, proverbs and popular adages.” — Fondazione Prada

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All images: Nástio Mosquito: T.T.T. – Template Temples of Tenacity exhibition views. Nastivicious. WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #01), 2016. Mixed media. Illustrations in collaboration with Ada Diez.

Exhibition curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose. Photos by Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio. Courtesy Fondazione Prada.