Keeping it Real: An exhibition in Four Acts: works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection
10.06.2010 - 22.05.2011
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Curated by Dr. Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery (until November 2012)
"When my little girl falls on the pavement and her teeth go through her lower lip and i have to take her to the hospital and watch her get stitches, I don't really think about "almost real". I don't think about what's real anymore"
Richard Prince quoted by Dr.Achim Borchardt-Hume in exhibition catalog p.12.
“Keeping it Real is but one approach to displaying a selection of works from one of the most significant European collections of recent art in private hands. However, it seems a pertinent one as it starts not with the person of the collector - though the four micro-exhibitions give a concise, but representative glimpse of the unique character of his collection - but with the centrality of the work of art. Tracing a particular sensibility and material engagement in a diverse range of works, Keeping it Real shows that art, rather than seeking an escape route from reality, offers a much needed space for critical reflection to grapple with the pressing issues of our time. In an age anxious to understand what still constitutes authentic experience, Keeping it Real reminds us that art does not exist outside this world, or what is commonly called reality, but is a vital part of it.”
Dr. Achim Borchardt-Hume in exhibition catalog p.14.
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Click here for the Press Release.
This exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book.