Private View: Thursday 10 November 6 – 8pm
For her second solo show in London, Italian artist Guendalina Cerruti presents a series of new paintings and a large-scale site-specific installation made of metal grids and colourful beads. The artist uses the visual language of pop culture, teenage aesthetics and personal narratives to further explore our deeply intertwined relationship with consumption and consumerism.
On Wednesday, 30 November, the exhibition will host a performance by Daria Blum. The artist will perform a series of musical interventions responding to the themes of the exhibition. Similarly to the works in the show, the performance will reflect on the tensions between feelings of belonging and selfhood in relation to contemporary fashion trends and consumerism. With the cage acting as a structure of confinement and separation, the live actions performed within will function as attempts to reject structure and invite disorder.
Guendalina Cerruti (b. 1992, Milan, IT) is an artist who lives and works in London. She completed her postgraduate degree in 2017 at the Royal College of Art, London. Her installations represent inner monologues, micro-universes loaded with sentiment, sarcasm and attitude, lying between reality, representation and imagination. Subjectivity and popular culture come together to create emotive experiences for visitors entering the scene.
Her recent solo presentations include: People Watching, New Low (Los Angeles, 2022), Wasted Dreams, Public Gallery (London, 2021) and Love You Bye, Studiolo (Milan, 2018). She has participated in group exhibitions at Peres Project (Milan, 2022); Ordet (Milan, 2021); Greengrassi (London, 2019); MAMBO – Museum of Modern Art Bologna (Bologna, 2018).
Download the exhibition text here.
Guendalina Cerruti discusses the exhibition in an interview with Natalia Grabowska available here.