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Curated by: Dario Assisi, Riccardo Maria Cipolla

The show

"Escape from the museum ”: at the MANN the photographic exhibition by Dario Assisi and Riccardo Maria Cipolla. From December 2, 2019 (vernissage at 5 pm) to February 24, 2020, a creative journey to tell the museum and the city

The Farnese sculptures, thanks to the photomontage, presented in the symbolic places of Naples 22 November. Smile and lightness: these are the key words of the exhibition "Escape from the museum", which Dario Assisi and Riccardo Maria Cipolla will present to the public, in the Sala del Toro Farnese, from 2 December 2019 (vernissage at 5 pm) to 24 February 2020.

Forty photomontages to imagine what would be the "life" of the sculptures from the Archeological (also the works of art, thanks to the power of the imagination, move), "running away" from the rooms of the Museum towards the streets, squares and corners more characteristic of Naples.

After the success of the exhibition "Ghosts in Pompeii", in which the figures of the mosaics and frescoes of the MANN were transposed, again thanks to the photomontage, in the excavations of the ancient Vesuvian city, the new creative path followed by Assisi and Cipolla will be a true act of love for the city of Naples: Castel dell'Ovo, the promenade, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Petraio, the alleys of the historic center, but also the bus shelters and the subway cars, will become the background for a new temporal and visual short circuit.

Between yesterday and today, amidst the whiteness of the marbles, the brilliance of the bronzes and the liveliness of the metropolitan horizon, you may come across the sculpture of the Aphrodite crouched in vico Lungo Gelso, admiring the dynamic power of the Farnese Bull in harmonious dialogue with a stormy sky, collide with the Doriforo in the station of line 1 at the Museum.

Not to be missed are Canova's masterpieces, on display at the Archeologico on the occasion of the retrospective on the Maestro di Possagno: the Dancer with her hands on her hips will find, in vico san Domenico, a new space for a symbolic exhibition, while Amore e Pische Stands will embrace tenderly in the Real Botanical Garden.

A guiding image of the exhibition "Escape from the museum" will be the Aphrodite of Capua: only thanks to creativity, the famous sculpture of the Farnese Collection will look to hang clothes, finding harmony and lightness of gesture in the daily dimension of a usual morning of the third Millennium.

"Our project stems from the desire to give life to the statues of the MANN, making them real creatures that interact with reality. The sculptures become people, who wander around the cities, eager to discover their mysteries, beauties and fears, ”comment Dario Assisi and Riccardo Maria Cipolla.


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