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Napoli contemporanea, a contemporary art festival


Contemporary art returns to Naples. Here is the program of events not to be missed.

Napoli contemporanea is the series of contemporary art exhibitions and installations currently in the city.

The exhibition is curated by Vincenzo Trione and aims to strengthen the city’s relationship with contemporary art starting from public spaces as well as museums.

Napoli contemporanea, installations in the main squares

Among the installations and initiatives in some public squares on the occasion of the Napoli contemporanea event, we point out:

  • the installation by Antonio Marras on the Rampe del Salvatore created in collaboration with various institutions such as the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, the Federico II University and the Conservatory.
  • An installation of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Venus degli Stracci in Piazza Municipio;
  • The installation by Gaetano Pesce at the Diaz square, also in collaboration with the city’s Conservatory.
  • In Piazza Plebiscito, the Colonnade of the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola shows the result of the lighting project signed by Paolo Sorrentino and Daria D’Antonio, conceived on the occasion of the making of the film “The hand of God” in 2021.

Napoli contemporanea, the museums

key piazza mercato chiaveThe Palazzo delle Arti in Naples will be one of the main museums of the Napoli Contemporanea event. In line with the programming prior to this, the Pan will continue to host exhibitions of photography, digital art and new technologies.

Another point of reference is the Casina Pompeiana, where some performances and workshops will take place. Works by Ernesto Tatafiore will be fixed on the facade of the Casina Pompeiana.

Among the other special works visible in Napoli contemporanea is the installation by Francesco Vezzoli at the Maschio Angioino, “Lacrime di coccodrillo” (i.e. “Crocodile Tears”). It is a sculpture inspired by the legend told by Benedetto Croce about a crocodile tamed by Queen Giovanna II to make unwelcome guests disappear.

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