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Berlinde De Bruyckere, Aletheia, on-vergeten (Aletheia, Unforgotten), 2019, mixed media. Installation view.

Berlinde De Bruyckere, Aletheia, on-vergeten (Aletheia, Unforgotten), 2019, mixed media. Installation view.

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Within the minimalist architecture of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s solo exhibition “Aletheia” offers an extraordinary progression, beginning with the artist’s formidable sculptural technique in wax, before taking a clear step in the direction of immersive and environmental installation.

Drawing its title from the Greek word for truth or disclosure, the exhibition derives its formal vocabulary from a skin traders’ workshop the artist visited in Anderlecht, Belgium. The show commences in the hallway, with Nijvel I <em>and Nijvel II, both 2019 (and titled after the Belgian town known in English as Nivelles), two wax casts of fragments of animal skins compressed into solid blocks, mounted onto bronze casts of ordinary wooden pallets. When piled up, the headless pelts bring to mind geological stratifications of rock, perhaps a reference to the passage of

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