Revelations exhibition at Museo Sant’Orsola

Revelations exhibition at Museo Sant’Orsola

Juliette Minchin and Marta Roberti display impactful art in the former city-centre convent.

Wed 03 Jul 2024 7:13 AM

While the former convent of Sant’Orsola continues to undergo a massive urban regeneration that is set to reopen in 2026, the on-site cultural space Museo Sant’Orsola is welcoming visitors for a temporary exhibition. Revelazioni has been curated by museum director Morgane Lucquet Laforgue in support of the work in progress, encouraging the process of bringing the local community closer to the urban space. Following the success of last year’s Beyond the Walls of Sant’Orsola, woman artists Juliette Minchin and Marta Roberti are currently exhibiting site-specific works in the curiously raw spaces of the building site.

About the artists

Having graduated in set design from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Juliette Minchin crafted the impressive installation La Croix, veillée aux épines (2023) in Beaulieu-en-Rouergue Abbey. Organic materials and wax are central to her oeuvre in what used to be the apothecary at Sant’Orsola. As the wax melts down, the artist’s works are expected to gradually lose their consistency in favour of a blend of scents, light and changing forms.

The church and the basement of the former infirmary are at the heart of Marta Roberti’s research. A former student of philosophy at the University of Verona and a graduate in film and videography at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, she recently designed the sets for Dior’s Fall/Winter 2023/24 fashion show in the gardens of the Rodin Museum in Paris. Partly backlit or animated by stop motion or large-format videos, her drawings for Sant’Orsola bring to the surface the meditative and intimate condition of the past, encouraging reflection on the living conditions of the nuns in the 14th century.

Revelations is open from Monday to Friday (5-9pm) as well as Saturday and Sunday (10am-9pm) until October 27. For information and guided tours, write to

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