Prado Project

 

Videos

Repose (on the Plinthe)
2008, HD video, 4 min 33s. Edition of 5
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

 

In his photographs and videos, Hannah explores the reception of art by embedding mirrors in museums. In a solipsistic move, he manipulates canonic works that interrogate the viewing process and offer a meditation on duality. In Two Mirrors, shot at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Hannah inserts two men and a mirror into Velázquez’s Las Meninas. Although they share only one mirror, Hannah’s title refers to the painted one above, believed to reflect the king and queen posing for their portrait. Velázquez implicated the viewer to a privileged position, just as Hannah situates the viewer to appear through a mirror at the two men staring back.

- Chen Tamir

 

Two Mirrors
2008, HD video, 6 min 36s. Edition of 5
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

Earthly Delights
2008, HD video, 7 min 5s. Edition of 5
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

Eros and Aphrodite
2008, HD video, 7 min 18s. Edition of 5
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

 

Photographs

On Location
2008, colour photograph 102 x 136 cm / 40 x 53.5 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

Eros
2008, colour photograph 102 x 136 cm / 40 x 53.5 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

Aphrodite
2008, colour photograph 102 x 136 cm / 40 x 53.5 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

The Dauphin's Treasure
2008, colour photograph 102 x 180 cm / 40 x 71 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

Sitting in the Great Hall
2008, colour photograph 102 x 136 cm / 40 x 53.5 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

A Moment of Reflection
2008, colour photograph 102 x 136 cm / 40 x 53.5 in. Edition of 7
Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del Prado

 

Production Images

 

This project has been presented in the following exhibitions:

2010, CUE: Artists' Videos, Part of the Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver Art Gallery. Co-curated by Daina Augaitis and Christopher Eamon.
2010, Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, Part of the Cultural Olympiad, Public Artwork, Vancouver. Curated by Natalie Doonan.
2010, Adad Hannah: Masterpieces in Motion, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
2010, Peinture de genre comme figure de Still, Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Quebec. 
         Curated by Éloi Desjardins. Catalog produced.
2010, Connecting to Collections 2: Destinations, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario.
2010, Toronto International Art Fair, Presented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal.
2008, Toronto International Art Fair.
2008, The Québec Triennial, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
2008, Adad Hannah: Reflections, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal.