Action: Space

26 Sep — 1 Nov 2014 at Fondazione Rivolidue, Milan

29 JULY 2014
Maria Teresa Ortoleva, Leaves, Matter as an aggregate of images, 8 x 8 cm each, mixed media
Maria Teresa Ortoleva, Leaves, Matter as an aggregate of images, 8 x 8 cm each, mixed media

The exhibition season at Fondazione Rivolidue (via Rivoli 2, Milan, Italy) opens again this autumn from 26th September to 1st November 2014 with a group show of Emily Hawes (Sussex, UK, 1990), Chloë Iza Manasseh (London, 1990) and Maria Teresa Ortoleva (Milan, 1990). Graduates of The Slade School of Fine Art (University College London), the artists come from one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, founded in the second half of the XIX century.

In this way Rivolidue continues pursuing its mission to promote and document the work of emerging artists, curators and creative makers, connecting to public institutions in Italy and internationally.

With the title Action: Space, the exhibition will build upon a quote by French philosopher Henri Bergson. In his oeuvre Matter and Memory, he states: ‘Perception is master of space in the exact measure in which action is master of time.’

The common interest of the three artists is the notion of perception of space, which traverses landscape, digital space and virtual space. With the notion of experience as a starting point, the show will encounter thoughts about how a real space forms a perception and then translates into making: through drawing, painting and video.

The exhibition will develop a path through Maria Teresa Ortoleva’s digital projections and drawings, Chloë Iza Manasseh’s paintings and Emily Hawes’s sculptural structures and videos.

Through intervention and integration within the exhibition space different physicalities will be brought into conversation. These characterise the artists’ individual approaches, creating both juxtapositions and clarity within the collective space.

Engaging with spectators will be fundamental to push the work beyond its materiality, thus awakening in each viewer consciousness of the present space. In reference to Bergson, activation will be reached by provoking interaction between present reality and personal memory.

Emily Hawes, born in 1990, Sussex, UK. Works across many disciplines including Video, Sound, Sculpture, Print and Drawing. Has just completed her MFA in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London. Graduated from Brighton University in 2012 with first Class Hons. Lives and works in London, UK.

Chloë Iza Manasseh, born in 1990, London, UK. Her practice uses painting and video, alongside drawing and printmaking. Awarded of the Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship, she completed her MFA in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, in 2014. Graduated from Brighton University in 2012 with first Class Hons. During her bachelor, she studied for six months at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. www.chloemanasseh.com

Maria Teresa Ortoleva born 1990, Milan, Italy. Works with drawing, photography, print and installation. She graduated cum laude from Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, before completing her MA in Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, in 2014. Has been awarded the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship for summer residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, in 2013. Currently lives and works in London, UK. www.mariateresaortoleva.com

PV: Thursday 25 September, 6.30pm

Fondazione Rivolidue

Via Rivoli, 2
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Related images
  1. Maria Teresa Ortoleva, Bergsonian drawing, connecting puncta, 110x85cm
  2. Emily Hawes, Muscle Memory, HDV projection on Ply, 2014
  3. Maria Teresa Ortoleva, Bergsonian drawing, connecting puncta, 110x85cm
  4. Chloë Iza Manasseh, Taking a nap, Feet Planted Oil on canvans 1.95 x 1.95 m
  5. Emily Hawes, Basket ball, plaster and steel, 2014
  6. Chloë Iza Manasseh, In the garden a wornb-out sandal just the sole, Oin on canvas 1.85x2.1 m