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The Accuracy of the Ordinary

with works by Isabel Manalo and Elizabeth McTernan.
curated  by  Andy Holtin

Opening: 13 th February 2015, 6 pm.
Exhibition: 13.2.2015 – 22.2.2015

Hilbert Raum is proud to present The Accuracy of the Ordinary, an exhibition of work by Berlin-based US artists Isabel Manalo and Elizabeth McTernan. Though distinct in effect, both artists employ forms of mapping, coding, and schema to address ephemeral experience and the temporality of place. This exhibition provides an opportunity for conversation between bodies of work that start from individual points but find tiny holds of shared footing on their way to their rich and unpredictable outcomes.

Since 2003, Elizabeth McTernan has been pursuing overland exploration literally across the globe, processing it via actions, installation, drawing, lithography, sound, and storytelling. Recent awards include the 2013 Danish International Visiting Artist grant, the 2012 Wassaic Project Education Fellowship, and a special project at the Karen Blixen Museum, 2013. In 2014, she mounted solo exhibitions at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Ireland and at Gold + Beton in Cologne. She will be an artist in residence at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania in 2015. Elizabeth currently lives, works, and walks in Berlin.

Isabel Manalo’s work is included in a number of public and private collections such as the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, the permanent collections of the US Embassies in Bulgaria, Kazakhtsan and Nepal, to name a few. Her work has been the subject of group and solo shows in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Orlando, New York and Berlin. Isabel is
represented in Washington D.C. by Addison Ripley Fine Art, with an upcoming solo exhibition in 2015. Within her active curatorial practice, Isabel is also the managing founder of The Studio Visit, an online journal featuring artists in their studios.

This exhibition is curated by Hilbert Raum member Andy Holtin. Andy is a professor of sculpture at American University in Washington, DC, though as director of the University’s graduate residency program in Berlin, he lives as one of both cities’ many transient locals.

The Accuracy of the Ordinary, Isabel Manalo



The Accuracy of the Ordinary, Elizabeth McTernan



The Accuracy of the Ordinary, Isabel Manalo



The Accuracy of the Ordinary, Isabel Manalo


The Accuracy of the Ordinary, Isabel Manalo