Curated by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
From 10 June to 10 September 2021, the MANN Archaeological Museum of Naples hosts PPP Possible Public Policy, a personal exhibition by Sasha Vinci (1980) curated by Maurizio Bortolotti: a project that takes the form of a lyrical denunciation against critical issues, injustices and the inconsistencies of contemporary Italian society, made even more evident by the global pandemic.
The exhibition, created in collaboration and with the support of the aA29 Project Room gallery, includes works created over the last year - in the midst of the health emergency with its lockdowns - and site-specific works conceived in dialogue with the spaces and works from the MANN collection. Among the latter, Canta Napoli, a work that reproduces the Neapolitan soundscape retracing the boundary line between heaven and earth, and Non Tocca Terra la Parola, an installation whose dominant element is the feather, a metaphor for lightness and overcoming gravity, but also symbolic device that builds a new ritual sense for the present and that harmoniously embraces the marble of The torture of Dirce (Toro Farnese), a famous Hellenistic sculptural group part of the museum collection. The exhibition space is also occupied by regular and irregular polyhedra, which imitate the harmonic forms of nature while revealing, through the language of drawing, the chaotic and multifaceted aspect of reality, in its nuances and contradictions.
On each side a different image develops, with a solution of continuity between them: suspended figures, timeless frames, which mix news and film scenes with emblematic gestures and signs, up to a freeze-frame of the artist's personal life. The polyhedra are a synthesis of the complexity of the present and from a formal and aesthetic point of view they represent the attempt to bring the drawing back to the third dimension.