FONDAZIONE PRADA OSSERVATORIO:
“TORBJØRN RØDLAND: THE TOUCH THAT MADE YOU”
Fondazione Prada is presenting “Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You”, an exhibition initiated and organised by the Serpentine Galleries, London and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad. The project brings together a selection of over 40 photographic artworks and 3 videos realized between 1999 and 2016 by Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland.
As Rødland explains, the title “The Touch That Made You” is connected with analogical processes: “the touch of the camera, the touch of the light hitting the film, the touch of the liquids running over the film during processing. I’m linking that to the stickiness and intimacy of certain motifs – these encounters between two individuals or between objects and bodies.”
Renowned for his portraits, still-lifes and landscapes, Rødland intertwines a personal, poetic eye with the formal clearness typical of commercial images, through which he transforms anatomical parts, everyday objects and natural elements into ambiguous fetishes. His works provoke ambiguous feelings of repulsion and attraction, intimacy and foreignness towards the subjects portrayed.
Fondazione Prada – Osservatorio
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Milan
from 5 April to 20 August 2018