NÁSTIO MOSQUITO
Template Temples of Tenacity
at Fondazione Prada, Milan

A sensorial experience
7 July – 25 September, 2016

The artist Nástio Mosquito left behind his training as a television cameraman and film director to explore the artistic practice developing a personal poetic that brings together music, video, installations and performance. Mosquito has adopted the role of an unpredictable showman, being internationally acclaimed for his irreverent and provocative performances. His practice focuses on the theme of cultural inheritance, which as a fusion of the past, present and future, is opposed to more static and limiting concepts like, tradition, identity and their futurity. His voice and his body, on the occasion of his project at Fondazione Prada, are powerfully absent.
T.T.T.-Template Temples of Tenacity represents Mosquito’s immersion in a collective idea of total art, inviting collaborators and audience to take part in a unique sensorial experience. With WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #1) (2016) 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 invites the viewers to challenge their own convictions and to immerse themselves in a reflective experience. The artist introduces to a deep experience that goes from art, music, performance, to the ultimate Synchronicity Is My Bitch: The Cinematic Experience (2016) to be hosted at Fondazione Prada in September.

 

“NEVER BEFORE HAS NÁSTIO MOSQUITO BEEN SO ATTENTIVE TO
AFFECTION. WITHOUT ABANDONING HIS PROVOCATIVE PROPOSITIONS (…)”
– ELVIRA DYANGANI OSE, EXHIBITION CURATOR