Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)

Sol Calero selects from the Hiscox Collection

  • Barrada_yto_snail-(4)

    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.

19 May 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Gallery 7

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–6pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

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 such as Pio Abad, Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Alighiero Boetti, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Annie Leibovitz, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and more.

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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