The unexpected space - Three artists and a curator meet in conversation
Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt and Thomas Hutton
Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt and Thomas Hutton, shown at the Fondazione Memmo Arte Contemporanea on the occasion of Conversation Piece | Part 1, are three artists now active in Rome whose practice explores and is based on the study and the transformation of the space . Halvorson, Hewitt and Hutton will discuss with the curator Francesco Garutti some central aspects of their work : the idea of close-up and the use of space and objects as an instrument of revelation
Francesco Garutti is a contemporary art and architecture curator and editor based in Milan. He’s been recently awarded as Emerging Curator 2013-2014 at CCA Montreal where he developed “Mislaeding Innocence”, a curatorial and research project on the crossing relations among architecture, technology and politics. From 2007 to 2008 worked as architect and researcher for display and art-space projects at Peter Zumthor Architekturbüro. Garutti has been Art Editor at Abitare magazine from 2011 to 2013 and in 2013 together with Yann Chateigné Tytelman he’s been curator, researcher and nominator for the 9th Furla Prize Edition for Emerging Italian Artists. His latest book “FAIRLAND – Explorations, insights and outlooks on the future of art fairs” was released by Koenig Books in 2014. Garutti is Professor at University of Genoa since 2015. His essays and critical papers on art and architecture have been published among others by Bedford Press (London), Mousse Publishing (Milan), Grotto Publications (Brussels); he’s contributor to La Lettura del Corriere della Sera and to Domus magazine and since 2015 curator of the studio-program and exhibiting projects at TheView a Sant’Ilario, Genoa
Josephine Halvorson (Brewster, Massachusetts, USA, 1981)
Josephine Halvorson makes paintings on-site, face to face with an object in its environment. Often no more than an arm’s length away from the actual object, she detects variations in texture, light, and temperature, transcribing these perceptions through the medium of paint.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (upcoming, March 2015); À Moly-Sabata, Angle Art Contemporain, St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, (2014); Facings, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY (2014); Side By Side, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France (2012); What Looks Back, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY (2011); Clockwise From Window, Monya Rowe, New York, NY (2010); Josephine Halvorson, Volta NY, exhibited by Monya Rowe, New York, NY (2009)
Recent group exhibitions include: Painter's Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (2014); Please Enter, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY (2014); 2014 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (2014); L’Hourloupe, Greenlease Art Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO (2013); Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York, NY (2013); The Big Picture, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY (2012); Still, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK (2012); Americanana, curated by Katy Siegel, Hunter College Art Galleries (2010).
She is currently an artist in residence at the Académie de France, Villa Medicis in Rome.
Corin Hewitt (Burlington, VT, USA,1971)
Corin Hewitt is an artist who employes cycles of photography, video, performance, and sculpture in an ongoing investigation of image’s and object’s making systems.
Recent solo exhibitions include: The Third Station, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY (2014); The Hedge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (2013); Medium/Deep, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY (2011); Wall, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA (2010); The Grey Flame and the Brown Light, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT (2010); Drying Flowers in a Microwave, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL (2010).
Recent group exhibitions include: Decenter, Luther W. Brady Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC (2013); The Made-up Shrimp Hardly Enlightens Some Double Kisses, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY (2013); Set Up, Jousse Entreprise, Paris (2012); Prolegomena, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY (2012); The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2012); In the Name of the Artists: American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, São Paulo Biennial Pavilion, São Paulo (2011); Process(ing), Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2011).
He is currently an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
Thomas Hutton (London, UK, 1983)
Thomas Hutton is a British artist who lives and works in Rome. He received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University (2012) and an MA in architectural history from The University of Edinburgh (2006). His diverse practices investigate the spatial, material, and temporal conditions of our built environment. By both mimicking and distorting the forms and histories it explores, his work offers quietly disorientating experiences that encourage its participants to linger and unsettle their own perception.
Recent exhibitions include:Under the Façade – Can you see it?, Joni Levy, Zurich (2014); Screen Space, Slate Projects, London (2014); There Is No Place Like Home, Via Aurelia Antica 425, Rome (2014); Open Doors, Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida, Portugal (2013); Display Screen, The Window, NYC (2012); Theatre Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (2012); Peeping Tom Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands (2011); Working on Paper, Firehouse, London (2011); Entropy FAS (Fine Art Society), London (2010); Changing Rooms Shakespeare Road, London (2009).