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Rachel Kneebone

Gösta

British artist Rachel Kneebone ‘s enigmatic sculptures in which fragments of the human body multiply and mix both with each other and with unidentified organic forms.

London-based Rachel Kneebone (b. 1973) makes her enigmatic sculptures using white porcelain, a material that reacts sensitively to light and sometimes looks heavy and solid, sometimes light and translucent. The properties of the material support works in which fragments of the human body multiply and mix both with each other and with unidentified organic forms. 

In her art, Kneebone explores humanity, the cycle of life, metamorphosis and renewal. A stream of diverse contrasts is mixed with extensive references to literature and art history. Everything is in motion: Rococo lightness is mixed into problems of the modern world and the future blended with Renaissance optimism. The exhibition’s curator is Timo Valjakka.

Serlachius Museum Gösta 24 Oct 2020–18 Apr 2021

Image: Rachel Kneebone, Dance, 2017, posliini. Courtesy the artist and White Cube. Photo: Stephen White.