From 26 May to 30 October 2022 , the largest solo exhibition in a public museum dedicated to the artist Salvatore Emblema (Terzigno, 1929), after his death in 2006, is exhibited at the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte .
The exhibition, curated by Sylvain Bellenger, is created with the scientific support of the Emblema Museum and its archive, with the collaboration of the Amici di Capodimonte Ets Association. The exhibition is part of the series of focus exhibitions "Sensitive Encounters" 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 installation field of Salvatore Emblem .
In Capodimonte , the exhibition project is divided into a widespread path between the internal spaces of the Museum and the external ones of the Real Bosco, to deepen that process of reappropriation and sublimation of the natural and landscape element that has characterized much of the activity of Emblema tra the late 1960s and early 1980s.
The exhibition is part of the line of monographic exhibitions 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 the jute with which he composed the large paintings marked by geometric figures, lesser known works are also presented on display, including some environmental installations, investigations on the relationship between work and environment, action and context .
The success that characterized the 1950s until the early 1980s was followed by a period of misunderstanding on the part of the public. For this reason Capodimonte strongly wanted to dedicate a large exhibition to Salvatore Emblema, spread between the second and third floors of the Museum, Cellaio and Real Bosco, retracing the phases of his research, both in a chronological and thematic sense. For the first time, the installation Transparent Boxes (1969-74), taken from an artist's studio, is also exhibited in the Sensitive Encounters room.