Monday, May 4, 2015


The Madre museum presents the first of the projects that in 2015 will be specially commissioned from the French artist Daniel Buren to celebrate the relationship between the museum and its public, between the institution and its community.
Daniel Buren’s project for the Madre is structured as a number of interrelated chapters: from April to August 2015 the artist will intervene in the Re_PUBBLICA Madre gallery with the major in situ installation entitled Come un gioco da bambini. With this first intervention Buren welcomes visitors to the large gallery on the ground floor of the museum, converted into a play area with a veritable game of life-size constructions, or a kindergarten on the scale of the environment, made by assembling some one hundred modules of geometric forms and colors inspired by the solids of the German pedagogue Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel.
On entering the installation, visitors find themselves faced with a potential reality, which enables them to rebuild the world around them with a renewed sense of wonder and childlike amazement. Visitors are able to walk inside a city made up of hypnotic circles, colored arches, cylindrical towers, square bases and triangular pediments arranged symmetrically as if they were part of the museum architecture, finally endowing it with its hypothetical and alternative reconstructive potential. What the observer sees is in fact a composite landscape, the reproduction of a true miniature city that relates the real city with an imaginative city that arises before our eyes:an almost metaphysical city that is gradually articulated as a stroll through color leading from the initial pure white to the following chromatic kaleidoscope, and which one can traverse with the eye following a rhythmical and vertiginous perspective.

DANIEL BUREN. COME UN GIOCO DA BAMBINI, LAVORO IN SITU, 2014-2015, MADRE, NAPOLI - #1 curated by: Andrea Viliani, Eugenio Viola
in collaboration with: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasburgo
25.04 - 31.08.15   Madre Museum - Via Settembrini 79, Naples

Thursday, April 30, 2015


From today until September 13, Palazzo delle Esposizioni exposes the exhibition of David La Chapelle: After the Deluge.
There are more than 150 works on view.
In 2006, during a journey in Italy, the artist has chance of a private visit of the Sistine Chapel;his artistic sensibility is so unsettled by the beauty and power of Roman art that those elements give the ultimate drive to the necessity of a change of his artistic production.
The exhibition will focus on the works realized by the artist starting from 2006, when he produces the monumental series titled The Deluge.
Through the realization of The Deluge, modeled after Michelangelo's impressive fresco in the Sistina Chapel, the artist returns to conceiving works with the unique purpose to exhibit in art galleries and in museums.
After the Deluge, the American photographer begins to produce artwork with new aesthetical and conceptual concerns.
The most evident sign of the change is the vanishing of the human presence in the serial works, the living models, that in all the previous works have had a central part in the composition and in the message embodies by the image, disappear. The Car Crash, Negative Currencies, Hearth Laughs in Flowers; Gas Stations Land Scape, up to the most recent Aristocracy series, follow this new aestetic choice.
 To allow the public to know the "origins" of La Chapelle work before The Deluge, the exhibition also includes a selection of artworks that includes portraits of celebrities, from music to fashion and movies, scenes based on religious themes with surrealistic touches, references to masterpieces of art history and cinema.

Monday, April 27, 2015


Corinne Day was a British photographer,she left the school at 16 and it is noted in 1989 for a series of images made using his friends as models and portraying them with a knowing look and inside the world it describes. Typical representative of the new photography English,she influence on the style and perception of photography in the early 1990s has been immense. As a self taught photographer, Day brought a more hard edged documentary look to fashion image making, in which she often included biographical elements. Corinne begins publishing of independent magazines, then she was regularly commissioned by British, Italian and Japanese Vogue. Corinne Day was the photographer of a generation – the woman credited with launching Kate Moss’s career, she spent the 90s working for magazines from The Face to Vogue and establishing a raw, documentary-style aesthetic within fashion photography.

Kate Moss

Gisele Bundchen

Natalie Portman

Scarlet Johansson

Gemma Ward

Jessica Stam

Jessica Stam
Freja Bhea Erichsen

Freja Bhea Erichsen

Kate Moss

Lou Doillon

Rosemary Ferguson
Kate Moss

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