This upcoming exhibition seeks to push the boundaries by playing on our expectations and feelings, skewing the line between reality and fiction all through work produced by internationally renowned artists.
The main attraction in the collection, a bear with soft fur made of fluffy chicken down by Paola Pivi. It challenges your expectations of the feared and dangerous predator with its soft and fluffy exterior. But there’s more works that will give you plenty to think about and ponder. Katharina Fritsch’s mammoth still-life sculpture Table with Cheese (1981) literally features oversized cheese, which can be seen as either appealing or revolting depending on your point of view.
Another recommended work included in the exhibit is by US artist Tauba Auerbach’s, Crumple VII (2009), which from a distance merely seems like a 3D crumpled sheet of paper but up close reveals a surface of undulating black dots, challenging your perception of what you are viewing depending on your position to the work.
The display also includes works by Micol Assael, Roberto Cuoghi, Thomas Demand, Fischli & Weiss, Giuseppe Gabellone, Anish Kapoor, Philippe Parreno and Rudolf Stingel.
Recognised as one the most important private collections in Europe this is an amazing opportunity to view some of the best modern art currently around in the intimate and close surroundings of the Whitechapel Gallery, another wonderful example of the free galleries London has on offer. (Words: Lucy Palmer)
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Have you seen me before? is on at Whitechapel Gallery until September 8th. For more info, visit: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/collection-sandretto-re-rebaudengo-have-you-seen-me-before