Fondazione Prada Osservatorio
Ending on August 20th “Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You” at Fondazione Prada Observatory: the exhibition initiated and organised by the Serpentine Galleries, (29 September – 19 November 2017) in London and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad brings together a selection of over 40 photographic artworks and 3 videos realized between 1999 and 2016 by Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland.
Renowned for his portraits, still-lifes and landscapes, Rødland’s works provoke ambiguous feelings of repulsion and attraction, intimacy and foreignness towards the subjects portrayed.
Torbjørn Rødland’s work is connoted by a strong component of self-reflection. His still-lifes and portraits, in particular, challenge the stylistic conventions of these two genres through visual inventions that integrate magical, surreal and subjective elements.
Rødland’s photographs are exhibited on wooden structures characterized by monochromatic, flat surfaces on the inside, and rough, unfinished surfaces on the outside, set up on the two levels of the Osservatorio.
The small projection room that concludes the exhibition route features, in succession, three videos shot by the artist over the course of the past decade.