by AM, NDSL
Elements in space. The connection with the works on display. The Ancient with the Contemporary. The past with the present. All these are elements that become part of relationships and bonds between visitors and the National Gallery in London.
The artist now in residence, Céline Condorelli, conceived an art installation to detect the experience in visitors of looking at art.
In Room 31, the exhibition Céline Condorelli Pentimenti (The Corrections), from 13 September 2023 to 7 January 2024, allows the visitor to check new elements from the ground until the ceiling becoming, at the same time, part of an installation: from the floor looking up a 25X6 m textile sculpture on the ceiling by Condorelli. From this artistic unit, through a new audio work, people can hear field recordings and everyday voices of Trafalgar Square, connecting the inside of the Gallery with the world outside its front door.
Céline Condorelli has entered into synergy with the National Gallery to interact with the uniqueness of the Museum among works, installations, architectures, past and present, novels and countless visitors.
Céline Condorelli, who lives and works in London, is the National Gallery’s Artist in Residence for 2023. Her work addresses the boundaries between public and private, art and function, work and leisure, in order to reimagine what culture and society can be, and the role of artists within them. Using sculptures, architecture and installations, both within museums and galleries but also in the public realm, Condorelli’s practice highlights the action of exhibiting itself, in its material and temporal nature. She is the third Artist in Residence to be chosen since the launch of the Gallery’s new Modern and Contemporary Programme, following the appointment of Rosalind Nashashibi in 2019 and Ali Cherri in 2021. The award is a collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society, generously supported by Anna Yang and Joseph Schull, while the UK Partner Museum for this residency is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter (RAMM).
by Alain Chivilò