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Public transport and contemporary art: the Metro stations of Naples

Date:

04/18/2018


Public transport and contemporary art: the Metro stations of Naples

Giovanni Menna, Serena Viola

In collaboration with institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London

Architects Giovanni Menna and Serena Viola talk about Stazioni dell’Arte – Stations of the Art, the project launched in Naples in 1995 which brings contemporary art in the 15 Neapolitan Underground stations.
Conceived by Benedetto Gravagnuolo, then Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Naples “Federico II”, the project puts together artistic research and contemporary architecture, and benefits from art critic Achille Bonito Oliva’s already established experimentations of the Annali dell’Arte. The Undergound becomes a sort of “imposed” museum, where users can get in contact with several contemporary artistic trends.
The talk will explore the artistic work on the most important stations. Each new project on a station is undertaken by a distinguished architect who ten interacts with internationally renowned artists. Mosaic, painting, photography, interior design, architecture, engineering, environmental design, product design, all different media are used to turn Naples Underground into an extraordinary workshop, which has inspired similar endeavours in other Western metropolis.

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Giovanni Menna, historian, arte and contemporary architecture critic, teaches at the Department of Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II. He has curated the catalogues of international exhibitions and seminars. He is currently curating the interdisciplinary project Never_Neverland, which revives forsaken metropolitan areas through the use of visual arts.

Serena Viola, architect, PhD in Environmental and Building Salvage, is a researcher at the Department of Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II. She has been awarded important national and international prizes for her work. She has written scientific articles and essays on technologic innovation and safeguard of heritage.

 

Information

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Londra

Entry : Free


Location:

IIC Londra

2691