rivane neuenschwander commission at whitechapel gallery, london

23 June 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander has been commissioned by The Whitechapel Gallery to make a new work as part of the of the 2015 Whitechapel Gallery Children's Commission.

In 'The Name of Fear', Neuenschwander explores the idea of fear as perceived by a child. Combining elements of drawing, textiles and design with performance and writing, a number of handmade capes have been created based on drawings, fears and dreams of children aged 7-9. Associated with protection and supernatural power, the capes echo the artist's interest in folk traditions, children's literature, nature and psychoanalysis.

The exhibition runs from 23 June - 30 August 2015