Maurizio Cattelan Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b.1960) is known as the art world’s agent provocateur, using what seem to be stunts to address universal themes around the nature of dogma, power and death. A new solo display, currently on view at Whitechapel Gallery in London, includes one of his earliest works - a miniature family kitchen featuring a squirrel that has committed suicide. Bidibidobidiboo (1996), after the fairy godmother’s song in Disney’s Cinderella, encapsulates Cattelan’s acerbic wit and his melancholic worldview. This exhibition is a part of a series of exhibitions presenting the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo from Turin. The exhibition opened yesterday and is on view until December 2, 2012, at Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London.