Jessica Stockholder

‘Cut a rug a round square’ at OGR Turin

Feb 11 - May 8, 2021

OGR Cult presents 'Cut a rug a round square', an exhibition curated by American artist Jessica Stockholder and including works from two important philanthropic and international collections: the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection (Barcelona), one of the most prestigious banking foundation collections, and the one belonging to the Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT (Turin), whose works are on permanent loan to Turin’s GAM - Galleria d'arte Moderna and Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'arte contemporanea.

Cut a rug a round square is a unique opportunity for everyone to admire – safely and with free admission to OGR’s exhibition spaces – some of the gems acquired over the years by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and usually kept in Turin’s museums. The works are further enriched by Stockholder’s original interpretation, which draws creative connections with pieces from another important collection.

The exhibition invites visitors to lose themselves in a world of shapes in colors, starting from the theme of painting, which is at the core of both collections as well as one of the most popular art forms, to redefine the limits of the genre and develop a new dialogue between the shapes and phantasmagorias of painting and the new keys they provide to interpret the contemporary world.

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Jessica Stockholder (1959, Seattle, WA. Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois) has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally. Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; MoCA Los Angeles; MoMA San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Stuff Matters at the Central Museum, Utrecht and Relational Aesthetics at The Contemporary Austin, Austin in 2019.