Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, presents QUARTERS, the first italian solo exhibition of Magali Reus (born 1981 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Based in London, UK).
Magali Reus works a whole range of formal influences and art-historical references into her sculptures: she alludes to the domestic as well as the industrial, to the functional and also the decorative. As her formal point of departure, she uses the kind of objects we rely upon daily but which we scarcely notice. All objects in our day-to-day orbit fulfill either a specific role, which the individual object’s design is geared towards, or alternatively, they serve an aesthetic purpose. Nevertheless, they invariable have a connection to man, to his actions and to his body. This very relationship is manifestly apparent in Reus’ sculptures: the way in which the occasionally austere and smooth object can be charged with meaning, value or, to a certain extent, even personality by virtue of its interaction with man.
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