Laurent Grasso

2019 Exhibition Artist

Laurent Grasso (born in 1972, Mulhouse, France; lives and works in Paris, France, and New York, USA) has a multifaceted practice that explores and confronts myths, scientific concepts and historical shapes to materialize space-time explorations. His exhibitions employ various media to immerse the viewer in a world of enigma, between reality and fiction. Laurent was awarded the 2008 Prix Marcel Duchamp Prize and was a 2004–2005 Fellow of the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici.


Laurent Grasso at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

The neon sign Visibility is a Trap invokes Michel Foucault’s theory of panopticism, which argues that a state of permanent visibility induces self-discipline. Within the context of the Exhibition, this work emits its own light and makes the works around it more visible. For Grasso, the interplay between the viewer and the text is key, […]

date and time

September 21 – December 1, 2019