From next Friday (vernissage at 17.30) until 9 March, the artist Sara Lovari presents the personal "A fishing for life" at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples: an evocative installation that, in room 95 of the MANN, creates a new and symbolic link with the "Thalassa" exhibition.
Lovari starts from the marine metaphor, embarking on a real immersion in the abysses: to accompany the artist are three grappling iron anchors, which, between the dawn of the last century until 1950, have known the depths of the Mare nostrum.
Encrusted and rusty by brackish water and by life, the anchors are tied, with a cable, to the ceiling of the room: they seem to be light, suspended and swing, overhanging a base on which a "sea" of words is presented.
For each anchor, a theme: earth, life and history; for each pile of words (in Italian and English), many fragments of paper, handmade and burnt on the edges.
In dialogue with the "Thalassa" exhibition (one of the extraordinary finds from the exhibition on the wonders submerged by the Mediterranean is the wooden anchor of the 1st century BC, loaned by SABAP for the Municipality of Naples and exhibited for the first time at the MANN ), the path of Sara Lovari is a delicate and creative foray into the contemporary world: “I started my research, reflecting on the motif of the sea, a crossroads of peoples of all times and, today, a space of passage, suffering, detachment. I imagined that words could be drawn, orientation points in our journey. From the anchor to the hook, from the weight of the iron to the lightness of an object suspended in an empty environment: the difference is given by the ability to look downwards, re-reading the words that we extract from the book of our life ", comments the artist.