6 July-16 September 2012. This is the first monographic exhibition in Italy by the Israeli artist Elad Lassry. It offers a wide overview on Lassry’s work, which was displayed during the last edition of the Venice Biennale.
On display are a series of photographs, his new sculptures, four mute movies in 16 mm and an installation, which mixes photography, sculpture and architecture, appositely created for the Milanese Pavilion of Contemporary Art.
His works reflect on the ubiquity of image in contemporary society as well as on the possibility to redefine known visual codes and interpretative habits. His photographs focus on apparently familiar subjects, such as people, animals, places and banal objects, but the way he immortalizes them produces an artificial, ambiguous and alienating effect. Most of Lassry’s works reflect on the act of viewing as well as on the construction of the representation.
In fact, the artist believes that, while watching an image, viewers project on it some unrelated meanings, which belong to their own autobiographical and cultural experiences. Lassry has displayed his works among the others at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the MoMa of New York, as well as in prestigious European museums.