Curated by: Stefano Causa, Blandine Gwizdala
The world-famous Belgian artist Jan Fabre returns to Naples with a new project that involves four places of great prestige: the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte , the Pio Monte della Misericordia church , the Madre Museum and the Studio Trisorio gallery . Tuesday 26 March at 11.30 at the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte (second floor) the press conference in the presence of the artist and the heads of the bodies involved with a visit to the exhibition.
At the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte , the artist will exhibit a group of works in dialogue with a special selection of works of art from the permanent collection of the museum and from other Neapolitan museum institutions. The exhibition, entitled "Red Gold. Gold and coral sculptures, drawings of blood", curated by Stefano Causa together with Blandine Gwizdala , will open on March 30 and will see gold sculptures and blood drawings created by the artist since the 1970s. to date, as well as an unprecedented and surprising series of red coral sculptures, created especially for Capodimonte.
On display, Jan Fabre 's golden sculptures give precious body to the artist's ideas on creation, art and his relationship with the great masters of the past. In the drawings of blood we find instead the deepest motivations of the artist, his experiments, his poetic, physical, intimate manifesto. "Blood today is gold" - says Jan Fabre - and in the exhibition at the Capodimonte Museum the artist stages an entire universe of symbols that speak of art and beauty, of the strength and fragility of mankind, of the cycle continuum of life - death - rebirth. Coral has been called "red gold", due to its preciousness and its apotropaic value.