Carol Rama’s expressive work is a direct result of the personal tragedies in her life. “I paint to heal myself,” she has said. Her autobiographical, explicitly female approach mirrors that of other artists of her time, such as Louise Bourgeois. Considered too radical for the fascist dominated Italy she grew up in, her work didn’t receive international attention until the end of the 90s. She received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2003, and her work is now shown in major art galleries around the world.
Featuring over 50 of her works, this exhibition has been curated by Irene Aristizabal in response to Danh Võ’s work, a great admirer of Carol Rama.
Photographs of her legendary studio, taken by Bepi Ghiotti, will be shown in The Study, off Gallery 1.
This summer we present the first major UK exhibition of the work of Danh Võ. Võ’s work explores the intersections of personal experience and major historical events, including the impact and mutations of Catholicism as it spread through colonisation.
His artworks reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the construction of identity. His use of objects evokes the historical circumstances that shape contemporary life.
In 2012 Danh Võ won the prestigious HUGO BOSS PRIZE.
6.30pm - 11pm, Galleries open until 9.00pm
Free, booking required
The exhibition opening is followed by a party until 11pm featuring live music from psych and space rock band The Cult of Dom Keller plus DJs. You can grab a bite to eat from the BBQ on our Terrace. A limited number of complimentary drinks courtesy of Absolut Vodka (FCFS) are available.