Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents two shows in Catania this summer at Palazzo Biscari. The first, an environmental installation by the artist Alicja Kwade in the Ballroom, the second, in the eastern wind apartments is a group show entitled “The Analogous Room”.
“WeltenLinie” by Alicja Kwade – 8 July to 24 August – is a composition made of mirrors and steel frames originally produced by FSRR for the 2017 Venice Biennale, now exhibited in dialogue with the alchemical space of Palazzo Biscari’s Ballroom. In this new context the installation becomes a sort of “baroque machine” that reconfigures the viewer’s relationship with reality, plunging the visitor into a kaleidoscopic and labyrinthine space of perception.
“The Analogous Room” group show takes place in a room dedicated to Don Quixote and decorated with twelve paintings recalling his adventures; the exhibit brings together the works of contemporary artist from the collection who carry out a critique of representation in different languages and media and explore different structures of meaning and signification, questioning the legitimacy of knowledge and truth, just like Cervantes’ picaresque character.