White Cube gallery artist Rachel Kneebone is set to display her new work at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, which opens for public booking this Sunday (March 5).
The London-based artist has created three new sculptures inspired by two of the operas being staged at the festival this summer – Cavalli’s Hipermestra and a new opera based on Hamlet by composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn.
The exhibition takes place in the third year of a collaboration between Glyndebourne and White Cube, and is housed in a state-of-the-art gallery in the Glyndebourne gardens.
It will be open to audiences throughout the festival, which runs from May 20 to August 27.
Rachel Kneebone’s intricate porcelain sculptures address and question the human condition: taking themes of renewal, transformation, the life-cycle and the experience of inhabiting the body.
Andrea Schlieker, White Cube gallery’s director of commissions and external projects (and curator of White Cube at Glyndebourne), said: “We are delighted that Rachel Kneebone will be exhibiting her work this year.
“It’s the first time that we have shown sculpture in our gallery at Glyndebourne, an exciting new development. Inspired by this year’s operas, especially Hipermestra, Rachel Kneebone’s intricate and highly charged porcelain sculptures will no doubt captivate and thrill visitors.”
Visit glyndebourne.com to purchase Glyndebourne Festival 2017 tickets.
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