Pablo Bronstein & Glenn Brown in conversation with Amy Sherlock
Artists Pablo Bronstein and Glenn Brown will talk to frieze Deputy Editor Amy Sherlock about their respective renovations of 17th-century homes – a terraced house on the Kent coast and a Suffolk country manor. Both drawn to the early-Georgian period, Bronstein and Brown will discuss the notion of the baroque – as art, architecture and idea – and its influence on their artistic practices.
Pablo Bronstein's drawings, installations and performances frequently use past architectures as stages for 21st-century social mores and individual fantasies. His current exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place, which runs until 11 February 2018, features fifty new drawings of late-20th-century buildings constructed in a neo-Georgian style: an unloved British vernacular that reflects deeply held anxieties and aspirations around wealth and class.
Glenn Brown makes paintings and drawings that appropriate and transform art-historical images. Departing from a canon that stretches from Diego Valázquez to Jean-Honoré Fragonard to Georg Baselitz, his works stage uncanny metamorphoses in which historical apparitions merge into dystopic visions of the future. His current exhibition at Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, which runs until 26 October, presents new and recent work within the museum's collection of medieval and renaissance art and artefacts.
Amy Sherlock is the curator of the Frieze Academy Art & Architecture Conference.