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The show

The artist Sara Lovari presents at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, from next Friday (vernissage at 17.30) until March 9, the personal exhibition "A pesca di vita": an evocative installation that, in room 95 of the MANN, creates a new and symbolic link with the “Thalassa” exhibition.

Lovari starts from the marine metaphor, embarking on a real immersion in the abyss: the artist is accompanied by three iron grapple anchors, which, between the dawn of the last century until 1950, have known the depths of the Mare nostrum.

Encrusted and rusted by brackish water and life, the anchors are tied, with a cable, to the ceiling of the room: they seem light, they are suspended and oscillate, dominating a base on which a “sea” of words is presented.

For each anchor, a theme: land, life and history; for each pile of words (in Italian and English), many fragments of paper, handmade and burnt at the edges.

In dialogue with the "Thalassa" exhibition (one of the extraordinary finds of the exhibition on the submerged wonders of the Mediterranean is the wooden anchor from the 1st century BC, loaned by SABAP for the Municipality of Naples and exhibited for the first time at the MANN ), Sara Lovari's path is a delicate and creative foray into the contemporary world: “I began my research, reflecting on the motif of the sea, a crossroads of peoples of all times and, today, a space of passage, suffering, detachment. I imagined that words could be found, points of orientation in our journey. From anchor to hook, from the weight of iron to the lightness of an object suspended in an empty environment: the difference is given by the ability to look down, re-reading the words we extract from the book of our life ", comments the artist .

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Museo n.18/19
80135 Naples


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