Whitechapel Gallery

Nathalie Djurberg / Diego Perrone

14 May - 22 Jun 2008

© Diego Perrone, I Verdi Giorni, 2000. Digital Betacam PAL. Courtesy Galleria Massimo de Carlo.
Whitechapel Laboratory - Nathalie Djurberg / Diego Perrone

From May – October 2008 the Whitechapel’s programme is organised in collaboration with museums in Europe, China, Latin America and North America and brings together emerging international film and video artists.
Launching the programme, Nathalie Djurberg(programmed by Moderna Museet, Stockholm) and Diego Perrone (programmed by GAMeC- Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo) examine the darker aspects of human psychology. Djurberg’s deceptively charming stop-motion clay animations are contemporary fairytales in which adults and children engage in violence and misadventure. Perrone’s surreal animations and digital video works explore a poetic but detached preoccupation with death, the passage of time and both banal and extreme aspects of human behaviour.
Nathalie Djurberg and Diego Perrone is shown as part of a collaborative programme organised by the Whitechapel Gallery with GAMeC, Bergamo; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks, Istanbul; Kunsthaus Zurich; Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, Texas; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing.

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