(059) Laurent Grasso, Fabien Mérelle
'The Artist/Knight', Group Exhibition
Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium, [11.07.17 - 05.11.17]
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Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel is presenting a solo exhibition of Laurent Grasso, entitled “Disasters and Miracles”. From Basel’s 1356 earthquake to the 1917 Virgin Mary apparition in Fatima, Grasso explores a succession of catastrophes and miracles that bring the viewer on a tumultuous journey through time. Via their deliberate juxtaposition, Grasso remarks that miracles carry no scientific evidence and stand as a series of events that have been created in history, again and again, to maintain an apparatus of control and power. Simultaneously, Grasso investigates how, through their passage in time, these historical sites may be inhabited by ghosts and spirits. Thus, while Disasters and Miracles presents a series of works in various mediums, it primarily focuses on Grasso’s use of film, a mediumistic means of capturing, through sight and sound, an alter reality.