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Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace

An exhibition of contemporary art running 12th September - 27th October organised by Blenheim Art Foundation.

This autumn, Blenheim Palace will welcome iconic artworks by famed Italian Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan throughout its interiors, engaging with the site’s recent history and unique setting. This is Cattelan’s first solo exhibition in the UK in twenty years and will feature new works displayed for the first time in this exhibition.

Admired for his satirical sense of humour often conveyed through hyperrealistic sculpture, Cattelan will be the sixth artist to present a solo exhibition at Blenheim Palace, following Ai Weiwei, Lawrence Weiner, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jenny Holzer and Yves Klein.

Works on display will include America, a solid 18-Karat gold toilet which will be installed inside the Palace, adjacent to Sir Winston Churchill’s birth room, for the duration of the exhibition. As a functional artwork, visitors will be invited to use it during their visit. Further artworks will be announced nearer the opening time. There is a step up to the loo with limited accessibility.

Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, Founder of Blenheim Art Foundation said 

Maurizio Cattelan is one of the most singular and daring artists working today. We are delighted to welcome his work at Blenheim in the expectation that it will stimulate debate, conversation and expand our minds.’

Please be aware that some of the artworks reference sensitive subjects which some visitors may find challenging.

(Images: Maurizio Cattelan by Pierpaolo Ferrari / AMERICA 2016 by MENOMENOPIU ARCHITECTS, courtesy, Maurizio Cattelan's Archive)

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