08/09/2023 - 24/09/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Ronch - Sarabande
Wed-Fri: 10-5pm; Sat: 10-6pm; Sun: 10-5pm
BSMT reveal ‘SARABANDE’, a deep dive into the surreal universe of Stefano Ronchi (otherwise known as Ronch).
The Sarabande dance, once banned for its perceived obscenity, found its renaissance when composer Handel breathed new life into it turning it into one of the Baroque period’s most popular pieces. Ronch’s “punk-surrealist" style has an eerie ambience which leaves you oscillating between a mild discomfort to astonishment and recognition and back again.
Just as the controversy of the Sarabande evolved into an enchanting transformation from the provocative to the profound, so Ronch’s layered symbolism challenges and captivates in equal measure.
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