From 26 May to 30 October 2022 , at the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte , the largest solo exhibition in a public museum dedicated to the artist Salvatore Emblema (Terzigno, 1929), after his death in 2006, is on display.
The exhibition, curated by Sylvain Bellenger, is realized with the scientific support of the Emblema Museum and its archive, with the collaboration of the Friends of Capodimonte Ets Association. The exhibition is part of the cycle of focus exhibitions "Incontri Sensibili" in which the works of contemporary artists are compared with those of the historical collection of the Museum and highlights the close relationship between the pictorial activity and the parallel research in the field of installation by Salvatore Emblem .
At Capodimonte , the exhibition project is divided into a widespread itinerary between the internal spaces of the Museum and the external ones of the Real Bosco, to deepen that process of re-appropriation and sublimation of the natural and landscape element that has characterized a large part of Emblema's activity between the late 60s and early 80s.
The exhibition is part of the monographic series dedicated to the relationship of some artists with the city of Naples : Pablo Picasso , Caravaggio , Vincenzo Gemito, Luca Giordano , Santiago Calatrava .
Salvatore Emblema (Terzigno, 1929 - 2006), born on the slopes of Vesuvius, was able to combine the scenario of his origins with the abstract language of American origin. Known for the use of common materials, such as jute with which he composed the large paintings marked by geometric figures, lesser-known works are also presented in the exhibition, including some environmental installations, investigations into the relationship between work and environment, action and context .
The success that characterized the 50s until the early 80s was followed by a period of incomprehension on the part of the public. For this Capodimonte strongly wanted to dedicate a large exhibition to Salvatore Emblema, spread across the second and third floors of the Museum, Cellaio and Real Bosco, retracing the phases of his research, both chronologically and thematically. For the first time, the installation Scatole Trasparenti (1969-74), taken from the artist's studio, is also on display in the Sensitive Incontri room.