MANUELA FILIACI | tutto è foglia

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Manuela Filiaci

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
thursday november 18th, 2004 – 6.30pm

exhibition closing:
january 29th, 2005

opening hours:
tuesday to saturday, 4-8pm

about.

Seven years after the artist’s last solo exhibition in Rome, the STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI presents Tutto è foglia (Everything is a Leaf), featuring six large-scale oil works from the latest cycle of MANUELA FILIACI’s paintings. Born in Vicenza, the artist has been based in New York for over 20 years.

The exhibition title refers to Goethe’s Travels in Italy (1786), in which the artist and scientist understands and sums up his conception of nature: a plant is only ever a leaf, so inextricably bound to the future seed that we cannot think of one without the other.

The tree has been a recurring theme of Filiaci‘s pictorial practice in recent years, a plant in which the artist can immerse themselves completely, where the repeated exploration of a specific detail becomes almost meditative. Lightness, wryness and light itself are the antithesis to an overwhelming materiality: this vision of nature invites both a reflection on the precariousness and fragility of that which surrounds us, but also the possibility of transformation and regeneration.

Manuela Filiaci has been actively involved in the New York art scene since the 1980s, exhibiting in various galleries, working with the “La Mama” theatre, and from 1979 to 1987 as the curator of “Parallel Window”, a space which presented the work of artists of different nationalities.

More than one critic has understood Filiaci‘s work in relation to music, given the artist’s particular sensitivity when organising the spatial and chromatic relations of her pictorial vocabulary, which for a long time involved fragments of classical architecture. Colour plays an extremely important role in her work, representing a mental state, a sensation that seeks to unite the mind with the senses.

Alongside her painting – which undoubtedly constitutes the majority of her practice – Filiaci has also continued to express herself in three-dimensional works, sculptures and assemblages of paper, wood and bronze. This is true of Real Cubism, an assemblage of painted cardboard boxes presented at Rivoli Castle as part of the Collezionismo a Torino (Collecting in Turin) exhibition.

artist.

for a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.

more exhibitions.

more exhibitions by MANUELA FILIACI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: BUON DOMANI A BETTER TOMORROW

BUON DOMANI – A BETTER TOMORROW

group show
december 9th, 2010 – january 29th, 2011

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Manuela Filiaci - Divagazioni

MANUELA FILIACI

divagazioni
november 22nd, 2007 – january 31st, 2008

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ANABLEPS Group show

ANABLEPS

group show
march 9th – april 28th, 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: MANUELA FILIACI Pezzi Musicali

MANUELA FILIACI

pezzi musicali
april 7th – may 4th, 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | PALLE - Group show

PALLE

group show
december 10th, 1993 – january 1994

 

more catalogues.

more catalogues by MANUELA FILIACI shown at STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Manuela Filiaci

MANUELA FILIACI
MANUELA FILIACI

catalogue of the exhibition
charta, milan 2009

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Anableps

ANABLEPS

catalogue of the exhibition
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Manuela Filiaci | Pezzi Musicali

MANUELA FILIACI
pezzi musicali

exhibition catalogue
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome, 1996