Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)

Sol Calero selects from the Hiscox Collection

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    Yto BarradaThe Snail, 2009/2011, C-print, 150 x 150 cm. © Yto Barrada. Courtesy Pace Gallery; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg; and Galerie Polaris, Paris.

Past Exhibition

This exhibition was on 19 May 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Desde el Salón (From the Living Room): Sol Calero selects from the Hiscox Collection

19 May – 15 August 2021

Luscious images of trees, flowers and seed-heads, vast ocean- and mountain- scapes, tropical maps and contested lands are presented alongside painted bright brick walls, open windows, sculpted chairs, rugs and jugs in this exhibition which is curated by Berlin-based, Venezuelan installation artist Sol Calero.

For Whitechapel Gallery’s second public presentation of works from the Hiscox Collection, Calero has created a world entirely of her own, one that celebrates both the natural and the domestic realms and includes artists Pio Abad, Phillip Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, David Batchelor, Willem Blaeu, Alighiero Boetti, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Willie Cole, Andrew Cranston, Noah Davis, Maria de Lima, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Lilah Fowler, Daniel Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Howard Hodgkin, Agnieszka Kurant, Jim Lambie, Peter Lanyon, Annie Leibovitz, Sol LeWitt, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Eddie Martinez, Nancy Milner, Joan Miró, Sarah Morris, Richard Mosse, Malgorzata Neubart, Chris Ofili, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Pavel Pepperstein, Pablo Picasso, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Tal R, Abigail Reynolds, John Riddy, Martin Soto Climent, Jeni Spota, Brent Wadden and Ali Zitouni.  

Calero’s display invites us to think about the act of collecting, about what we choose to surround ourselves with in our homes and the importance and presence of the natural world.

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