‘A group show exploring the themes of vision, connectivity and resilience at Working Project, Notting Hill. It brings together works by Daisy Dodd-Noble, Michael Dohr, Ariane Heloise Hughes, Yulia Iosilzon, Jack Laver, Alix Marie, Anousha Payne, Rebekah Rubalcava, Elsa Rouy and Anna Skladmann. Two Sisters takes its title from Giorgio de Chirico’s eponymous painting from 1915 which represents two faceless mannequin heads whose absent eyes are signified through the motifs of a line and of open black holes resembling doors, or perhaps portals. A seminal work by de Chirico, this painting illustrates the artist’s desire to manifest what lies eternally behind ‘the inexorable screen that is matter’ as he called it (…) The reference to the eye was of particular importance for the elaboration of the exhibition Two Sisters. Indeed, one of the most vulnerable part of the body, the eye remains also one of the main portal to the world, to others. It is the site of constant attacks for it is the door to capture, steal, manipulate one’s attention in a world dominated by visual information. Yet, it is also the site of vision, of creation and connection through the transformative power of imagination. Two Sisters invokes the multiplicity of vision and ‘the eye of the imagination’ as described by Oxford philosopher and esoteric Neoplatonist Robert Fludd.’
Two Sisters runs until Thursday 30 June 2022.
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