Isabel Yellin

2019 residency

Yellin (1987) created a new body of work in Mandranova, consisting of five installations, strongly rooted in the local tradition and full of references taken from the company’s history. Collapsed silhouettes wrapped in spiral-shaped copper tubes or lying on the ground are the material translation of unconscious desires such as comfort, satisfaction, abandonment or pleasure. Each work is composed of complex scenographic systems, with ancient materials that are transformed into carnal forms with a strong tactile nature, veils of ochre-coloured fabrics and shrubs taken from a vegetation now asphyxiated. The sculptress shows various parts of herself. Each work acts as a mirror in which to reflect one’s thoughts, purified of all frills and any superfluous external superstructure.