15 OCTOBER 2017 7pm - duration 2H
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Napoli, Piazza Museo 19
In the frame of the exhibition Amori Divini at The National Archeological Museum of Naples in Italy, Alex Cecchetti invites the public to a tour guide of heaven and hell. A seminary on poetry where poems are embodied along a walk that trespass prohibited places, through offices, archives, basements, and the secret corners which exist in every institution.
Amori Divini, explores the mechanisms of transmission and reception of Greek myth through the centuries by presenting around 80 works from the Vesuvian sites and Magna Grecia. The collection is enriched by works from some of the most prestigious Italian and international museums as the Hermitage of Saint-Petersburg, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The exhibition is completed with some other 20 paintings and sculptures from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with works by Baccio Bandinelli, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Nicolas Poussin, Giambattista Tiepolo
From Greek literature and art, through the poem of the "changing shapes" of Ovid, to the most contemporary interpretations of psychology, the myths of Danae, Leda, Daphne, Narciso, to the extraordinarily complex story of Hermaphrodite.
The show is curated by Anna Anguissola, Carmela Capaldi, Luigi Gallo and Valeria Sampaolo. With the support of Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Electa.