Slight Agitation 2/4: Pamela Rosenkranz at Fondazione Prada, February 9 – May 14, 2017

Slight Agitation 2/4: Pamela Rosenkranz, the second iteration of a four-part project of newly commissioned, site-specific works hosted in sequence within the Cisterna, one of the pre-existing buildings at Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue.

The title of the project was inspired by the poetic expression ‘une légère agitation’, employed by the French historian Fernand Braudel to describe the tidal movement of the Mediterranean. This metaphor reflects the Thought Council’s starting point in presenting interventions by artists whose practices differ considerably in philosophical and material terms, all of them commissioned to interfere and dialogue with the spatial context of the Cisterna, and to influence the viewer’s physical experience and all her or his attendant senses through their works.

Pamela Rosenkranz’ work explores how physical and biological processes affect art. Her forthcoming installation Infection is based on a neuro-active parasite, of which an estimated 30% of the world’s population is affected.” — Fondazione Prada

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction, Kunsthalle Basel, 2012. Installation view More Stream, 2012, sink, water, Methylene Blue, 50 x 118 x 75 cm. Courtesy the artist and Karma International, Zürich and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York Photo: Gunnar Meier.

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Anemine, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, 2016. Installation views Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York Photos: Marc Asekhame

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Pavilion of Switzerland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015. Installation views. Courtesy the artist and Pro Helvetia. Photos: Marc Asekhame

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Pavilion of Switzerland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015.Installation views. Courtesy the artist and Pro Helvetia. Photos: Marc Asekhame

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Pavilion of Switzerland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015. Installation views. Courtesy the artist and Pro Helvetia. Photos: Marc Asekhame

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Pavilion of Switzerland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015. Installation views. Courtesy the artist and Pro Helvetia. Photos: Marc Asekhame

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Sun, Swiss Institute, Venice, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Pro Helvetia. Photo: unknown photographer

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Pamela Rosenkranz, Infection, 2016 (detail). Courtesy the artist Photo: no rights apply

Curated by the Fondazione Prada Thought Council, whose current members are Shumon Basar, Cédric Libert, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Dieter Roelstraete, “Slight Agitation” continues with a second instalment by Pamela Rosenkranz (Switzerland, 1979). She follows on from Tobias Putrih (Slovenia, 1972), while Laura Lima (Brazil, 1971) and Gelitin, the Austrian collective active since 1993, will produce future chapters.

Images courtesy Fondazione Prada.