Laurent Grasso

Laurent Grasso is fascinated by mysterious and invisible phenomena. The subjects of his work can be modern scientific phenomena such as electromagnetic radiation, radio of energetic waves (Time Dust), highly technological secret military bases or global surveillance networks (Echelon, Haarp) and age-old nature signs like the aurora borealis (1619), an eclipse (Eclipse) of the supernatural (Radio Ghost). Grasso is inspired by classical art history as well as by contemporary image culture. He investigates how age-old fears and fascinations find their way in our contemporary society. He creates an imaginary and poetic world in which fiction and reality, present and past, the supernatural and science meet each other in a surreal way and form alienating juxtapositions.

Grasso lives and works in Paris and New York. He was laureate of the prestigious price Marcel Ducham in 2008 and had an exhibition in the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington. He will be presenting a solo exhibition in the Jeu de Paume in Paris and he will participate in the triennal of Bejing. He also designed Nomiya, a temporary structure that was installed on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in 2009-2011.


Laurent Grasso -1619
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Laurent Grasso - The Silent Movie


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02.10 to 31.12.2011
02.10 to 31.12.2011
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