05/11/2022 - 12/02/2023
Cross Career Work - Mixed Medium
Cinzia Ruggeri (1942–2019) - Cinzia says…
Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri (1942–2019), a unique figure of Italian postmodernism who moved freely across artistic disciplines.
Her life and versatile practice were driven by a desire to redefine the form and function of elements of everyday life. From clothing and accessories to furniture and lighting – and in sculptural installations often including these objects – Ruggeri created worlds that were continually imaginative, provocative, elegant and unpredictable.
A major highlight of the show will be the reconstruction of la règle du jeu?, the artist’s last exhibition, presented a few months prior to her death in 2019. Using Jean Renoir’s 1939 film of the same title (The Rules of the Game) as a pretext, Ruggeri’s sculptural installation becomes a kind of cabinet of curiosities of autobiographical puzzles and formal play that is indicative of the rest of her work.
New Cross St James’, New Cross, London, SE14 6AD