Curated by: Angela Tecce e Sylvain Bellenger
The exhibition “Diego Cibelli. The Art of Dancing Together "(May 13 - September 19 2021) at the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte, curated by Angela Tecce and Sylvain Bellenger, is included in the series of exhibitions-focus" Sensitive encounters "in which contemporary artists interact with the historical collection of the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte. The exhibition is the result of the institutional collaboration with the Donnaregina Foundation for contemporary arts-Museo Madre and is included among the national initiatives of "Buongiorno Ceramica" scheduled for the weekend of 15 and 16 May 2021 and organized by the AICC-Italian City Association della Ceramica, in which the Municipality of Naples also participates.
The artistic sensibility of Cibelli and his research aimed at investigating the relationship between man and landscape activates a series of cultural and visual references, of great impact and absolute refinement. Cibelli faces the '' sensitive encounter '' with the Capodimonte collections starting from the 'devoted' study of the prints of the very rich collection of the Trentino count Carlo Firmian, preserved in the Museum's Drawings and Prints Cabinet (see attached sheet) and from the knowledge of ancient art of porcelain. From them he draws inspiration to create his works, created just for this exhibition, using different techniques.
Cibelli captures the visual network of the prints that intertwines and overlaps ceaselessly, transforming it into a 'basso continuo' that forms the background to all the works. Thus was born the idea of a wall covering the exhibition hall and capturing the visitor in an enveloping dimension. A new composition that recalls the technique of 'pastice' restoration, the result of a game of superimposing digital images modified and captured in the days spent in the Capodimonte Drawings and Prints Department and in the archives of the National Library of Naples.
The ceramic collections of the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte, composed of the most important European manufactures, often arrived in Naples as diplomatic gifts from various dynasties (porcelain from the Wedgwood Manufacture, the Poulard-Prad Manufacture, the Meissen Manufacture and the biscuits from the Royal Factory of the Porcelain of Naples) interact with a double typology of vases made by the artist.