NEWS
July 2018

FONDAZIONE PRADA PRESENTS “THE NEXT QUASI-COMPLEX” BY JOHN BOCK AT ITS MILAN VENUE

From 18 July to 24 September 2018 at its Milan venue, Fondazione Prada presents “The Next Quasi-Complex”, an exhibition by John Bock.

The project reflects Bock’s practice that freely employs performative elements with audience engagement, installation, environment among others.

For this occasion, Bock transforms the ground floor of the Podium into his own eccentric and surreal world, a theatre of the absurd intermingling dark comedy with disciplines such as philosophy, economics, music, fashion as well as fragments of daily life, altogether overcoming the conventions of contemporary art.

“The Next Quasi-Complex” shows two large installations from the Collezione Prada: the mobile stage of When I’m looking into the Goat Cheese Baiser (2001) and the living room of Lütte mit Rucola (2006). Incorporating new experimental architectures, fragmentary walls, make-shift structures and a selection of existing artworks, the project takes the form of a circular path leaving a small plaza in its midst.

The exhibition will culminate in a live lecture, scheduled for 8 September 2018, in which the artist and the actors Lars Eidinger and Sonja Viegener will activate the mobile stage of When I’m looking into the Goat Cheese Baiser, navigating around the installations “like a fly around a carcass.”

For further information, please visit www.fondazioneprada.org.

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“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina
“John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex” - photo by Jacopo Farina