Arte inglese d’oggi nella Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

21 May 1995 – 30 July 1995

Galleria Civica di Modena

Curated by Gail Cochrane e Flaminio Gualdoni.

30 works by 16 authors document the results of artistic research in England in the last decades, and constitute a part of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s collection.
“These artists can be regarded as the heirs to the highest English tradition – which connects Richard Hamilton to Anthony Caro, down to Richard Long and Hamish Fulton. They have different intentions and come to different results – rightfully and obviously so – yet they resemble each other in their ability to invent their own unmistakable language, which has characterized the English landscape in recent years. […] They mark the continuity of a research that is wonderfully poised between experimentation and tradition. Above all, they are able to include and elaborate different cultural identities, transforming them into a new language, one that looks towards a future full of memories”.
(Walter Guadagnini)
“The typical work does not exist. If anything, we have the official production of an artist – but this does not interest me. The strongest intellectual emotion is to see artist who challenge themselves radically, trying to push beyond, cultivating intuition: the result are ambitious works, which later come to be called museum works”.
(Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo)

Exhibited artists:

Mat Collishaw, Tony Cragg, Grenville Davey, Richard Deacon, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Callum Innes, Anish Kapoor, Alex Landrum, Simon Linke, Julian Opie, Marcus Taylor, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread, Gerard Williams, Craig Wood.