August at the “Madre”

Contemporary art is the protagonist of a scene that is increasingly aware of its past and strongly projected towards the future. A not-to-be missed appointment of the Neapolitan summer.
 
For the fifth year in a row, the Museum of Contemporary Art Donnaregina will be open for free throughout the month of August.
The initiative is a service for the citizens and to the tourists in Campania in view of an increasingly diversified and transversal promotion of what the region has to offer in cultural terms. Visitors will be able to admire the permanent collections and exhibitions in progress and participate in the related activities free of charge.

The entrance to the museum hosts the Axer/Désaxer architectural installation of French artist Daniel Buren. It is a work designed specifically for museum environments with the aim of remodeling the entire atrium, shifting the perspective axis and creating a space of perceptual and cognitive mobility.

Ongoing exhibitions are a particularly interesting occasion to know about the most contemporary trends in the international artistic landscape.
On the ground floor, in the Re_PUBBLICA MADRE room, the English for Foreigners exhibition by Italian-American Stephen Prina traces the history of the twentieth century, his family and relationship with his father starting from the book to learn English and the American culture used by him, who emigrated from Piemonte at the age of seventeen.
The second floor hosts Perla Pollina, the nonsensical name of the retrospective for Roberto Cuoghi’s twenty-year artistic research, one of the most famous and controversial artists of his generation. Painter, sculptor, performer, and storyteller from the complex and mysterious poetics, based on the use of unconventional materials and techniques.
On the third floor, Siamo Arrivati, by Wade Guyton, who investigates the impact of the production and circulation of digital images through the production of prints made of different materials with tools designed for analogue images. Errors, overlaps and unanticipated discrepancies in the print give way to the difficult relationship between different languages and sensitivity.