A dialogue between past and present, artisans and artists, raw and processed materials, ancient and modern art, which creates an incredible, unprecedented mixture and makes the exhibition Pompei @ Madre. Materia Archeologica among the most interesting exhibits worldwide this Winter. Inaugurated on November 18th at MADRE, the regional museum of Campania of contemporary art, it is the result of collaboration with the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and “consists of the study of possible, multiple relationships between archaeological heritage and artistic research”, proposing a dialogue between extraordinary archaeological materials in Pompeian and modern, contemporary art works.
The exhibition path is a circular walk which, as though in a time machine, tells the story of the many materials used and modified by man over time, in a journey which merges and impregnates past and present, nature and culture, life and death, destruction and reconstruction. In the Via Settembrini museum’s rooms, the finds from Pompeii are combined with the works of Andy Warhol, Mimmo Iodice, Goshka Macuga, Rauschenberg and Kounellis among others, in a continuous mix between the ancient and modern. The rediscovery of Pompeii in the eighteenth century, and the incredible conditions of its oblivion make the city unique, making the concept of catastrophe seeen in a different light, and enlightening an incredibl, fruitful voyage, often believed impossible, with the codes and styles of contemporary art.
Pompei@Madre. Materia Archeologica // 19 novembre 2017-30 aprile 2018
A cura di Massimo Osanna e Andrea Viliani
Museo MADRE // via Settembrini 79, Napoli // Tel. 081 19737254 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.madrenapoli.it
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