What to book: Mouna Rebeiz at the Saatchi Gallery

The French-Lebanese artist’s second London solo show is accompanied by a charity auction

Design by Jo Malone

The French-Lebanese artist and philanthropist Mouna Rebeiz will exhibit her second UK solo show at the Saatchi Gallery later this month. The exhibition ‘The Trash-ic. Or trash in the face of beauty’ explores how two contrasting moods – the ugly and the beautiful, the grotesque and the spectacular, the trashy and the elegant – can coexist in art.

‘Mé-connaissance des arts Ou (mon Eléonore)’ by Mouna Rebeiz

Consisting of 17 works, including digital and musical installations, the exhibition will look at contemporary issues through the lens of applied art. Following in the footsteps of Hieronymus Bosch, Goya and Picasso, all of whom created beauty out of violence in their work, Rebeiz seeks to capture tensions inherent in the work of the Great Masters and in society today.

Design by Chantal Thomass

To coincide with the exhibition, Rebeiz has called upon the talents of a group of internationally renowned designers and artists, whom she has asked to decorate unique ceramic piggy banks that will be put up for auction to raise money for the charity Innocence in Danger. Among the leading figures who have contributed to the project are Emilio Pucci, Chantal Thomass, Jo Malone, Lulu Guinness and Diane von Fürstenberg. 

Design by Emilio Pucci

A selection of the piggy banks will auctioned live on the opening night of the exhibition by Sotheby’s, while a wider set is available to bid for online here.  

Mouna Rebeiz with a selection of the piggy banks

The exhibition runs from 31 May to 3 June at the Saatchi Gallery.

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