Faggionato is delighted to present ‘The House’, bringing together some of the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries and including works by Urs Fischer, Robert Gober, Richard Hamilton, Donald Judd, Sherrie Levine, Mateo Lopez, Jorge Pardo, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Yoshihiro Suda, Franz West and Rachel Whiteread.
Broadly inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s critical exhibition of 1964, called ‘The Home’, ‘The House’ draws on Contemporary international artists who have also demonstrated a deep preoccupation with age-old concerns around the appropriation of everyday objects. From the cerebral, such as Sherrie Levine’s The Cradle, 2009, and Phrenology, Cranium, 2006; to the more literal or obvious use of household forms, such as the Koons mirror, Untitled (Donkey), 1997, and Whiteread’s Door Knob, 2001. In other works, the enquiry into the material and the abstract is pushed further, as in the piece by Urs Fischer, Mr Watson-come here- I want to see you, 2005. Also included are works by Mateo Lopez’s, Stairs, 2013 and Invisible Room, 2014 a door constructed from paper attached to nothing and a set of stairs that lead nowhere.
The exhibition will, overall, form a dynamic enquiry into perception, scale, material and form; the vague territory linking abstraction to representation; or the transition from painting to object, or from art object to reality, or vice versa. It presents a continuation of common themes which have existed for generations – executed and communicated neatly in Oldenburg’s execution of ‘The Home’ but existent throughout the course of Art History.