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Sanya Kantarovsky, Kompleks, 2016, oil and watercolor on canvas

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Letdown, a solo exhibition of Sanya Kantarovsky which will include existing and new works produced specifically for the occasion.


Kantarovsky, who was born in Moscow in 1982 and emigrated to the United States as child, has often used his work to measure his experience living under communism in the waning years of the Soviet Union against his experiences in the Western world. Using architecture as a both a metaphor and a framing device, the exhibition at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo renders these two aesthetic and political polarities in high relief, setting a stage for a new body of paintings which transmit a range of unsavory and brutal experiences.