Many exhibitions open in Naples in May, including “Manga Heroes. Heroes and Myths on the Slopes of the Volcano”, created by Mann with Comicon and J-PopManga. Last weeks not to miss “Van Gogh multimedia and The Secret Room” Palazzo Fondi and “Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience” at San Potito Church.
“Van Gogh Multimedia and the Secret Space”, Palazzo Fondi
In Naples from 19 March to 26 June in the Palazzo Fondi, the exhibition ‘Van Gogh multimedia and The Secret Room’, conceived and organized by the firm Navigare Srl. starry night, Sunflowers, Self-portrait with bandaged ear, Wheat field with crows, some in animated version), while twelve are the original works, including a van Gogh (Portrait du Docteur Gachet, 1890- Etchet). And again Bernard, Cézanne, Cormon, Gauguin, Mauve, Monticelli, Toulouse-Lautrec, exhibited in the Secret Room section (curated by Vincenzo Sanfo for Diffusione Italia International Group.), A tribute to van Gogh’s unfulfilled dream: to create a collective of artists united by the avant-garde spirit, “Atelier du Midi”, in the Yellow House of Arles. The result of a high-tech research and reproduction work, curators Giovanna Strano and Maria Rosso, the exhibition (700 square meters) tells Van Gogh’s artistic path (1853-1890) by thematic areas, shows the public portraits, landscapes, self-portraits and still lifes. In the secret room there are original engravings, etchings, watercolors, oil paintings. Also present is the reproduction of the famous bedroom in Arles, Provence, where the artist lived between 1888 and 1889, along with a collection of clothes dedicated to van Gogh’s works by fashion artist Gisella Scibona. The exhibition also hosts three mosaics made by the children of the “Fondazione Bambini e Autismo Onlus” in Pordenone, modeled on just as many famous paintings by van Gogh. “The use of multimedia and digital reproduction offers great potential in the field of fruition of art – explains the organizer of the organizing firm Salvatore Lacagnina – Furthermore, in the case of van Gogh, high-quality technology allows to highlight the use of chromaticism that lights up and refers to deeper meanings, just as in the artist’s intentions “.
“Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience” at San Potito Church
The international exhibition “Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience” will remain in Naples until 31 May 2022 in the seventeenth-century Church of San Potito in via Salvatore Tommasi. A success that, after Barcelona, Brussels, Milan and Turin, convinced the Exhibition Hub, a company in Brussels specializing in the design and production of in-depth exhibitions, to provide a final extension. “Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience” also involved the little ones with workshops by Joiele Lab: the next appointments are scheduled for Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of February, from 10:00 to 19:00, every 30 minutes, reservation is required. Guided tours are organized by the association “L’Arte nel Tempo”, the exhibition partner. The exhibition uses the latest digital mapping techniques to create a whole new interpretation of the father works of Impressionism. Between brushstrokes projected in 360 degrees, on more than 1000 m2 of screens, and virtual reality (VR), the visitor is accompanied on a journey through the colors and light effects of over 300 Monet’s paintings. The exhibition is by appointment for the owners of CartaEffe La Feltrinelli and Campania artecard.
Don Quixote’s tapestries in the Royal Palace of Naples
On May 19, the exhibition “Don Quixote between Naples, Caserta and the Quirinal: The Comics and Tapestries” opens in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador to Italy Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, who intends to reconstruct the history of the series of tapestries with Stories of Don Quixote made by the Neapolitan manufacture between 1757 and 1779. The works will be exhibited until 6 September. The exhibition, curated by Mario Epifani, Director of the Royal Palace, and by Encarnación Sánchez García, Professor of Spanish Literary History at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, will follow the story of Miguel de Cervantes throughout the series of cartoons, compared to some of the tapestries now preserved at the Quirinale, and with the most precious illustrated editions found in the National Library of Naples and the score of Paisiello’s work from the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples. 38 cartoons will be exhibited in the room of the Galleria del Genovese and in the XXIV room of the historic apartment along with 7 tapestries (5 with episodes from the novel and two decorative) belonging to the series made by the Neapolitan producer in two stages between kl. 1757 and 1779 to furnish the Royal Palace of Caserta and moved after 1870 to the Quirinal Palace of Rome. One of the tapestries that comes from Capodimonte, on the other hand, is the testimony of the French manufacture.
‘Manga Heroes’ at MANN
What unites the stars of oriental comics and the masterpieces of ancient art? The exhibition ‘Manga Heroes. Heroes and myths on the slopes of the volcano ” created by the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with Comicon and J-PopManga, which opened in the Sala del Plastico in Pompeii (until September 19). From Mount Vesuvius, which buried Herculaneum and Pompeii in 79 AD, to Fuji, a point of reference for the Japanese pop tradition, the attribute d’union is precisely the volcano. One hundred and thirty works including original tables, animation cells, helmets, toys and rare objects. The museum has also hosted a festival on Japanese culture for four years, and to close the circle, Kagoshima, a city with a bay and a volcano, is a twin city with Naples. Exhibited helmets reminiscent of Magna Graecia’s helmets, armor from the Knights of the Zodiac leading back to the gladiators, preparatory studies and animation cells expressing a figurative geometry projected not only towards the future, but above all towards the past. What if Grendizer, Mazinger, Jeeg, Voltron and other aliens were not so different from Scylla and Cariddi? And again, here’s Astroboy as a little Heracles, Takemichi as a young Xenophon passing through the Tiger Man and Godzilla. Many curiosities for those who grew up with Pokémon, and Haran Banjo, pilot of the majestic Daitarrn 3. The exhibition in the Obvia University project (coordinated by Daniela Savy, Federico II) is curated by Jacopo C. Buranelli and is divided into six sections: Myth and science fiction, Demons and superrobots, At the foot of the volcano, Gigantomachie, modern Anabasis and Athena’s warriors with rare pieces by Fabrizio Modina, Anima Firenze, Christian Colombo, Federico Profaizer, Enzo Francesco Crosera plus the portrait collection of the author, signed by Barbara Barberis.
The beach archeology in Finotto on MANN
Abandoned and dragged by the undercurrent to find new life: these are the plastic objects that Maurizio Finotto has collected for ten years on the Italian shores. A very special excavation, which finds creative value in the ‘Beach archeology’ exhibition at Neapolis Station in the Naples National Archaeological Museum until 31 July. In the exhibition, curated by Melania Rossi, thirteen works, sculptures, dioramas, castings, video installations and video animations interact with finds coming from the museum’s deposits. “There is nothing coincidental in the meeting between MANN, who in recent years has devoted much attention to environmental issues, and Finotto’s research. Like an archaeologist, the artist also reads this waste material in the form of memory. And it reminds us of today’s urgency: the element that will give our age, risks being plastic, like ceramics to the ancient world, explains the director of the museum, Paolo Giulierini.Exhibited canopus of Ka-uab in alabaster, a fragment of an Egyptian idol, a hand in terracotta, glass, cups and bowls in glass, bowls in italics Vesuvian sealed terracotta (between the end of the 1st century BC and the end of the 2nd century), a synthetic galleon compared to the rendering of an old boat. plastic represents the new deities of the consumer society: as Svitol’s probable protector of the Gates of Light, locks from the afterlife with plastic elements in the form of Greek. , while Spiaggia diorama collects a sample of objects. ‘Undertow of the Twentieth Century’ is the video installation, ‘Caccia al calcio’ tribute to the Neapolitan passion. In the introductory panel words by Ermanno Cavazzoni. In collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the exhibition was born out of the collaboration with Studio Trisorio and thanks to the Art Bonus donation from Gianfranco D’Amato.
The mother celebrates Lawrence Carroll
Madre di Napoli celebrates Lawrence Carroll (Melbourne 1954 – Cologne 2019), an artist who lived between the United States and Italy, with the first anthological exhibition since his death: 80 works tell the story, research and concerns of a cosmopolitan interpreter of visual art. research, curated by Gianfranco Maraniello (until September 5 at the Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art. His works include themes and manners of modern painting in the United States, from Jasper Johns to Robert Ryman, from Ad Reinhardt to Robert Rauschenberg, as with the sculpture by Donald Judd and Carl André; starting from the progressive cancellation of pre-existing images, Carroll arrives at white-colored drafts resembling the canvas itself. “We are proud to present this tribute to Lawrence Carroll to The Mother, – confirmed President Angela Tecce and Director Kathryn Weir – an exhibition project that is part of the store’s tradition exhibitions which the museum has dedicated to the protagonists of contemporary artistic research. Carroll’s painting, sculpture, installations and photographs bear witness to a deep inner reflection and to his constant study of the existence and need of humanity for art ” Lawrence Carroll has a prominent role in American art history to have shown horizons and openings beyond the dead end of theoretical dogmatism that had supported the systems of modernism and postmodernism until the mid-1980s, says Gianfranco Maraniello, curator of the exhibition. In his paintings, Carroll went on to question the tools of art, cutting and recombining parts of canvas where the seams resemble drawings or wounds, grafting organic or inorganic objects, flowers, leaves, gloves, shoes, dust from his studio Among his recent works a series of exhibited photographs that were previously only exhibited on the occasion of an exhibition at the Rolla Foundation (Switzerland), as well as some unpublished drawings (black drawings) The exhibition is genuinely zzed in collaboration with Lucy Jones Carroll for the Lawrence Carroll Archive, which declares “That this ” first and important retrospective of Lawrence’s work hosting the Madre Museum in Naples, his favorite Italian city, somewhere so close to his heart, is a dream! ”.
Hos MANN “Sing Sing. The body of Pompeii “
They are probably among the most famous museum deposits in the world, an inexhaustible source of ‘excavation’ for international exhibitions and new temporary installations. With long corridors and cells closed by railings that make them look like a prison with maximum security, the ‘photographic project’ by Luigi Spina is “Sing Sing. The Body of Pompeii” (until June 30 in the section of Villa dei Papiri). Tens of thousands of objects photographed by Spina in the historic warehouses in the attic, the exhibited images tell the daily dimension of Roman times: bronze sculptures, candelabra, oil lamps, ceramics are integrated in a suggestive path of anastylose. By this term we mean in archeology the reconstruction obtained by recomposing the old structures with the original pieces.