VERSO – An exhibiton by Marco Adinolfi und Massimo Cicala.

Venue: PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Neapel – Via dei Mille, 60
Opening: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
When: December 3, 2022 to December 22, 2022
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9.30am-7.30pm, Sat and Sun 9.30am-8.30pm

Mood Project gallery starting Saturday, Dec.3 presents at PAN- Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, “Verso”, the art exhibition born from the collaboration between Marco Adinolfi and Massimo Cicala. The exhibition is inspired by the tale “the Walk” by the Swiss writer Robert Walser and has the patronage of the City of Naples, the support of the Robert Walser Zentrum, and the contribution of the Galleria Borbonica.

The exhibition project consists of 18 artworks created by the artists over a period of two years and intends to guide the visitor along a path in which, going beyond the aesthetic or chromatic completeness of an avowedly minimal geometry, he can further investigate the works to discover a deeply hidden aspect that reveals a real and more intimate nature.

In this way, following the themes addressed by the famous writer, such as journey, loneliness, observation but at the same time estrangement and appearance, Adinolfi and Cicala’s “VERSO” aims to stimulate the observer to approach the works with curiosity, profaning their apparent inviolability.

Beyond the surface of the paintings there are volumes that invade the space, what seems continuous is nothing more than a reflection, just as the wanderer is unconsciously driven to pause, wait and recognize that beyond the image there is something else, there is a detail that can be revealed only if we consider curiosity as an essential condition of our existence.

As already highlighted by the title, the exhibition goal is to go “Verso” (“Towards”) something, beyond and overcome it until we perceive the imperceptible. In both artists, architects by education, the concept of immersive spatiality in which the visitors can experience the installation in their own way is clear. The project’s intent thus clashes with the idea of a static contemplation, by instead demanding a lively, dynamic, curious participation that pushes the visitor beyond the visible.

The catalog produced for the exhibition, thanks to the support of the Robert Walser Zentrum and the contribution of Galleria Borbonica, with text contributions by Valentina Rippa (art curator) and Reto Sorg (Robert Walser Zentrum Director), will be presented on Wednesday, December 21 in the “Roberto Di Stefano” room at PAN.

Marco Adinolfi - Naples 1973
He is a multidisciplinary visual artist. He joined national and international art exhibitions with painting works, sculptures and artistic installations. He obtained many painting and sculptures awards. He cooperated with many Naples galleries as an artist and an artistic director. In 2002 he was one of the first visual artists to join the exhibition “Maggio dei Monumenti” with a personal exposure in palazzo Carafa di Maddaloni in Naples. He has worked for many years on the concept of “identity and appearance”. In “Monologo”, a 2011 Exhibition in Pica’s Gallery (Naples) he talks about the contradictions of his land, Campania. From 2021 his sculpture “La forma del tempo”, inspired by George Kubler’s manuscript, is permanently exposed in Sala Consiliare of the Ente Vesuvio National Park, in Castello Mediceo, Ottaviano, Naples. His works are published in national artistic magazines like Flash art, Artribune, Exibart, Il Giornale dell’Arte, La Repubblica, Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Mattino.

Massimo Cicala – Wuppertal (D) 1976
He is an architect and a visual artist. His life is signed by two passions, art and architectural design. He graduated in Faculty of Architecture, Federico II University, Naples. He worked in “Corvino+Multari” associated studio of architecture in Milan and in “Zero5” associated studio of architecture in Naples. He participated to national and international architectural competitions. In 2005 he won a scholarship in “Istituto degli Studi Fisolofici” di Napoli with the project “La città sostenibile – crisi di identità delle nuove metropoli”. He exposed ink and pencil drawings in a personal exhibition called “Fulmicotonica” inspired by incommunicability issue of Michelangelo Antonioni films. In 2014 he exposed his oil paintings in the exhibition “Riflesso, Colore”.

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