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Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

25 May – 3 July 2009

MADA Gallery, Monash University Caulfield Campus

Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow

An intriguing exhibition featuring the collaborative work of artists and twin sisters Gabriella and Silvana Mangano will open at the Faculty Gallery at the Caulfield campus on 25 May 2009. The exhibition features performance, drawing, video, sound and installation work created by the pair over the past several years. Curator Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow from the Monash University Museum of Art said the exhibition offered the opportunity to view the poetic and enigmatic work of the Mangano sisters in great depth.

“The Mangano sisters draw together in space: in the studio, with chairs on some days and with pencil on others, they draw with paper, they draw on film and in fields of grass, with lengths of black crepe streamers flying in the wind,” Ms Barlow said.

“A number of the sisters’ video performance works explore both their intuitive responses to drawing and to each other’s movements.They display an uncanny ability to communicate silently. Their gestures appear at the same time highly-choreographed and entirely spontaneous. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to view a major new and hypnotic ceiling projection.”

Public Programs:
Free Lunchtime Art Forum with Gabriella and Silvana Mangano
Wednesday 3 June

Exhibition Invitation:
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

Exhibition Catalogue:
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

Image: Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, installation view: Monash University Museum of Art, 2009. Photo: John Brash