Wallpaper* offers a closer look into the final installment of Prada’s Transformer Exhibition in Seoul, featuring the artwork of Nathalie Djurberg:
Following on from Miuccia Prada’s Waist-Down skirt exhibition and a filmic installation from Oscar-nominated director Alejandro Gonzales Inarittu – Djurberg’s outing will be the first and final fine art showing in the transformer before its current rotation comes to an end in September.
Best-known for her bizarre stop-motion animations, Berlin-based, Swedish born Djurberg will fill the cruciform configuration of the Transformer. Producing a gigantic cave-like installation, Djurberg has plastered the tent-like walls with swathes of undulating white felt, and the floor with densely padded grey layers.
Awarded the coveted Silver Lion award for the best young artist at this years Venice Biennale, Djurberg’s Transformer installation, Turn into me, will be complimented by a series of animations, evoking a dark and sexually degenerate plasticine reality with an underlying sense of childlike irony.
Projected at full size onto two screens within the transformer, the films come accompanied by a series of sculptures, shown last year at the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Featuring giant caves, a potato and two small whales produced in Djurberg’s signature rudimentary style, the sculptures pay surprising compliment to Prada’s high-styled aesthetic.