Mazzoleni is pleased to announce the multi-site exhibition MARINELLA SENATORE. Afterglow, taking place from 9 June to 26 August 2022 at the London gallery at 15 Old Bond Street and at selected sites across the city, including the Embassy of Italy in London, the Battersea Power Station, the SIAL School and the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain in Holland Park, and the Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden.
Marinella Senatore follows up Make it Shine — her first solo exhibition with Mazzoleni, shown at the Turin gallery between November 2021 and January 2022 – with Afterglow, an exhibition that not only presents a new body of sculptures and drawings at the London gallery, but also activates the city across different outdoor light installations and performances.
The multi-site nature of Afterglow exemplifies Senatore’s multidisciplinary and participatory practice, which is characterised by a strong collective dimension. Taking her inspiration from Southern Italy’s luminarie, the elaborate light structures that traditionally adorn cities and re-create cathedrals, piazzas, and other architectural elements for outdoor public celebrations and religious festivities, the artist will insert her own site-specific light sculptures on the facades and forecourts of significant buildings across London. Senatore’s ‘luminarie’ “are like monuments to and for people, to the ‘here and now’, to live actions and experiences.”
The main performance, taking place at Battersea Power Station, will be a series of ‘public actions’ revealing SOND’s ‘linguistic dissonances’: a short circuit between a variety of languages and disciplines that release communal energy. Each performer shares core values with Senatore as well as personal, biographical connections. Senatore affirms: “the social change happens thanks to the transformative power of collective experiences. The ‘personal flourishing’ always happens within the collective context, which is my idea of an active and transformative community.”
Afterglow is inscribed in the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of SOND along with a broad series of exhibitions and events by Senatore scheduled for 2022 at major institutions, including the solo show art meets city in Baden-Baden between 15 July and 4 September. From 15 September 2022, Marinella Senatore will also present a series of performances, workshops, and displays at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
PERFORMERS (9 June 2022)
Al Snow Wrestling Academy; Alberto Corrielli and Stefania Sguera; Algy Behrens; Anna Marmion; Contact Improvisation London; Crystal Palace Brass Band; Esprit Concrete; Exhale Pilates London; Get Gospel; Goldsmiths Choral Union; Jennifer Reid; Leap of Faith; Lee Payne; London Sport Academy; Melissa Adriana Parmar; Melodians Steel Orchestra; Mitre Brass; Pointe Black; Pole People; Pumpkin Jigsaw; SIAL School Choir; Tangolicious; Tatcho Drom; The School of Narrative Dance Archive.