Mayfair Art Weekend: Romina De Novellis: London

24 - 26 June 2022 
Tales from the South is an exhibition of 3 performances by Italian artist Romina De Novellis. Running from 7 June through to Mayfair Art Weekend (24–26 June), this is De Novellis' first exhibition with the gallery and her first solo show in the UK. It’s presented as an immersive environment with all–over sound, photographs and videos alongside light and tactile elements.
 
Born in Naples and currently based in Paris, De Novellis graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and worked as a choreographer until a disastrous moped accident forced her to quit. Her artistic practice centres around her body, its language and expressions, as well as its limitations and disabilities. Often installed in urban environments and subject to the gaze of passers-by, the artist’s body becomes a tool to denounce women’s issues in the Mediterranean areas and especially the precarious human conditions that exist on the margins of society (related to employment, wide social networks, and family). Repetition and duration are also key in De Novellis’ performances, which aim to create a sense of alienation that reduces the passing of time to an unending moment.
 
The exhibition is realised with the support of  Centre national des arts plastiques (National Centre for Visual Arts) and Galerie Alberta Pane, France.
 

gallery opening TIMES:

  • Friday, 10 am – 8pm 

  • Saturday, 11am – 6pm

  • Sunday, 12–5pm

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES:

  • Friday 24, 10 am – 6.30 pm; artist tour at 7.30 pm
  • Saturday 25, 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday 26, 12–5pm

 

GALLERY HOP! DRINK RECEPTION & ARTIST TOUR

On Friday 24 June, the gallery will be open until 8 pm for Gallery HOP! For the occasion, the artist will perform until 6: 30pm and then lead a gallery tour at 7.30 pm.

 

MAW GALLERIES' TOUR

We are excited to be part of the Mayfair Art Weekend public tour, providing an insider’s look at the ecology of the art world.


The tour offers an insider’s look at the ecology of the art world, featuring galleries of varying sizes catering. Led by art critic Tabish Khan, you'll visit project spaces to mega dealers, from primary market dealers to secondary market dealers.

 

Event Schedule:

  • 10:45 - Arrivals
  • 11:00 - Tour begins
  • 13:00 - End of tour, followed by a lively discussion about the exhibitions, the art market, etc

 

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