Sol LeWitt. The artist and his artists.
14.12.12 | 01.04.13
From December 14th, 2012, to April 1st, 2013, the MADRE museum in Naples will host the exhibition “Sol LeWitt. The Artist and his Artists,” curated by Adachiara Zevi. The event, produced by the Donnaregina Foundation and funded by the Campania Region, is the result of a partnership with ...
Gerardo Di Fiore
God save the Queen
30.03.12 | 25.06.12
“ Venerdì 30 marzo alle ore 18:30 il MADRE presenta la mostra di Gerardo di Fiore “God Save The Queen” a chiusura di una prima riflessione sulla storia artistica della città di Napoli che ha visto protagonisti nelle precedenti esposizioni Armando De Stefano e Mario” ...
27.01.12 | 19.03.12
Following the exhibition dedicated to Armando De Stefano, MADRE Museum continues its reflection on the artistic history of the City of Naples by presenting an exhibition on Mario Persico, one of the most active and influential figures in the production of art and the cultural debate in southern ...
Are you optimistic about the future?
19.12.11 | 27.02.12
The exploration of new models of social encounters and communication, a concern for social issues, the interaction with different kinds of public and the collaboration on collective projects are the main features of the work of the Croatian artist Andreja Kuluncic. Starting from her ...
19.12.11 | 30.01.12
Achille Bonito Oliva, the critic who coined the term Transavanguardia and brought the group of five Italian artists, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria and Mimmo Paladino, to international prominence and the attention of major museums around the world, wrote: ...
16.12.11 | 16.04.12
The MADRE in Naples presents a major retrospective exhibition devoted to Fausto Melotti (Rovereto, 1901-Milan 1986) curated by Germano Celant and organized in collaboration with Marta Melotti and the Archivio Fausto Melotti . Like his contemporaries Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Louise ...
Armando De Stefano
L'URLO DEL SUD [“THE CRY OF THE SOUTH”]
19.11.11 | 09.01.12
"L’urlo del Sud” [The Cry of the South"] is the title of the latest work by Armando De Stefano, but it also epitomizes the set of 18 paintings exhibited at the Madre. New works, produced expecially for this exhibition, created by a "historical" artist (in the sense ...
Arte Povera più Azioni Povere 1968
11.11.11 | 20.02.12
In October of 1968 a young couple of collectors from Salerno, Marcello and Lia Rumma, asked Germano Celant – a twenty-eight years old art historian who was already active in the world of Avantgarde art – to curate an artistic event that would be defined today as an exhibition-happening. ...
ICONE, Salvatore Vitagliano
29.10.11 | 05.12.11
Salvatore Vitagliano has the ability to recognize the inexpressible dimension of Oriental culture within his work, the work of a Neapolitan artist. He does not look at it with as something exotic but rather he targets straightforwordly the enigma of that culture. They are undoutably spiritual ...
DÈI. Gianluigi Colin
22.09.11 | 06.11.11
The challenge posed by Gianluigi Colin’s art is not that of returning to the ancient past, nor undertaking an anachronistic adventure. Rather, it rediscovers distant survivals. It tracks down traces of the Classical woven into the present: it aims to see what the Greek gods have become in our ...
Still Untitled. Sislej Xhafa
21.04.11 | 12.09.11
Sislej Xhafa is known for his artistic investigation into the social, economical and political realities associated with the various complexities of modern society. His investigations, for example, into phenomena of tourism or forced illegality use a minimal language and they are at the same time ...
Rachel Howard. Repetition is truth. Via Dolorosa
16.04.11 | 04.07.11
A series of 14 paintings by the British artist Rachel Howard which were commissioned by the Murderme collection. The series is based on the Stations of the Cross but is also a broader commentary on the universality of human rights abuses and people's capability for cruelty towards each other. ...
Anne et Patrick Poirier
The garden of memory. Project for a contemporary necropolis
02.04.11 | 05.09.11
The garden of memory is the latest monumental work by Anne and Patrick Poirier: a project for a “contemporary necropolis”, a cemetery as a work of art, designed by the French artists for the municipality of Gorgonzola (Milan). This project is in a sense a synthesis of the work of the ...
'O Vero! Naples in the viewfinder
03.12.10 | 21.03.11
For better or for worse, Naples truth seems bound to be seen as something extraordinary, as if it was due to anthropological reasons. Photography seems to be the best creative language to record exactly what all visitors know by experience: in Naples, it is often possible to experience the miracle ...
29.09.10 | 15.11.10
“Come nutrirsi della forza del mito per raccontare la modernità. Nel XII canto dell'Odissea la maga Circe spiegava a Ulisse come difendersi dalla forza magnetica delle sirene, incantevoli e pericolose esseri antropomorfi metà pesce e metà donna che con il loro canto affascinavano” ...
Transparency - Art for Renewable Energy
15.09.10 | 08.11.10
Renewable sources of energy are the drivers of environmentally friendly energy and which world governments are promoting whilst limiting carbon dioxide emissions which are harmful for society and the environment. Transparency - Art for Renewable Energy proposes works by Italian and international ...
Site Specific_Napoli 09
08.09.10 | 27.09.10
The history of human flight and of aerial photography go hand in hand. The first aerial photograph was probably made by one of the greatest photographers of all time, Nadar, who in 1858 took his camera with him in an aerostatic balloon to a height of 80 meters. He was the first to realize that ...
15.05.10 | 23.08.10
Since May 15, MADRE Museum will host “Auto-Theater”, the big European retrospective dedicated to the Austrian sculptor Franz West. The exhibition, a tribute to the great Viennese artist, gathers over 80 of his most significant works from the Adaptives (Passstücke) and the collages ...
06.03.10 | 28.06.10
From March 6th, 2010 the Madre Museum will host the exhibition The Possessed by Ryan Mendoza, curated by Vincenzo Trione. The exhibition will consist of 13 large canvases, a gallery of individuals revealing the uncommon technical and composition skill of the American artist. Ryan Mendoza ...
BAROCK - Art, Science, Faith and Technology in Contemporary Ege
13.12.09 | 05.04.10
In the framework of the events organized by the Campania Region to celebrate the Baroque culture, the Councillorship for Cultural Heritage has endorsed the proposal of the MADRE Museum to mount a big collective exhibition titled BAROCK – Art, Science, Faith and Technology in the Contemporary ...
Johnnie Shand Kydd
31.10.09 | 15.02.10
During the nineties Johnny Shand Kydd has been the privileged and ingenious witness of the outbreak of creation that has overwhelmed every kind of art in London. All the protagonists of that outstanding moment have been shot by his lens with the same energy, the same pressing rhythm, the same joie ...
Covers. 33 revs Art
03.07.09 | 07.09.09
“Nata da un’idea di Carmine D’Onofrio e promossa in collaborazione con l’Ente provinciale per il Turismo di Napoli, la mostra racconta cinquant'anni di storia del rock attraverso le copertine dei suoi album, che hanno visto la collaborazione di artisti e fotografi della scena” ...
Shipwreck with Spectator 1974-2004
30.05.09 | 12.10.09
This exhibition investigates up to which point the Italian culture, and particularly Neapolitan one, has continuously cultivated Clemente’s art, even if in an underhand way. For more than thirty years, Clemente went on sailing from his native city (towards Rome, India and United States) to be ...
15.05.09 | 14.09.09
PONTICELLI is a new project that Santiago Sierra conceived and executed in Naples. It deals with the Roma issue, in particular the recent events that took place in the Ponticelli neighbourhood, which reflect the sentiments of xenophobia and intolerance towards immigrants that is taking root in Italy ...
07.03.09 | 23.03.09
Piero Steinle was born in Munich on 1959 and started his artistic career working with video after his studies on Architecture and Archeology. The documentary installation “Stadt im Verborgenen” (1994) and the complex and impressive video installations “Die unbekannten ...
Alighiero & Boetti Putting Art in the World 1993 - 1962
21.02.09 | 11.05.09
The exhibition is structured in a way that illustrates Alighiero Boetti’s creative method, that of a 'singular' artist who managed to become 'plural' over time. His work revolves around a concept that is first identified by the artist individually, and then materialised and spread through a ...
No Lives Were Lost
10.01.09 | 19.01.09
BRIGATAES is the collective name used by a group born in 1992 and represented by a single artist today: Aldo Elefante. His artistic activity includes videos, performances, installations and urban interventions. In the exhibition at the MADRE he uses the video to present the “No Lives were ...
29.11.08 | 23.02.09
The Madre museum of Naples hosts the first museum solo show of Ceal Floyer [Karachi, Pakistan, 1968 – lives in Berlin] in Italy. The curator, Mario Codognato, selected fifteen works to trace the development of the British artist’s practice from the early 1990s – when she attracted ...
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG Travelling ’70-‘76
22.10.08 | 19.01.09
This exhibition brings together a selection of works by Robert Rauschenberg from “cardboards”, “Venetians”, “Hoarfrosts” and “Jammers” series. Rauschemberg’s interest in other cultures and the experiences he gained while travelling are reflected ...
23.06.08 | 15.09.08
With the project “Constellations: 77 million paintings” Brian Eno transforms the multi-use room at MADRE into an artificial forest. Five large PVC birch trees hanging the ceiling alternate in the room with large vermiculite cones. In the background a wooden freestanding partition houses ...
12.06.08 | 29.09.08
Earthquakes, eruptions of Vesuvius, plagues, garbage crisis, bloody Camorra wars: in Naples, all the natural and man-made disasters over the centuries take on the character of essential events. Here, a metaphorical leap takes the truth of facts beyond reality. It is as if the city’s ...
18.05.08 | 15.09.08
Following the great success of the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museo MADRE of Naples will host a broad-ranging retrospective dedicated to the work of the German artist, Georg Baselitz, as of 17th of May 2008. More than 10 years after the last exhibition in Italy, the MADRE ...
26.03.08 | 26.05.08
“Per il progetto al MADRE, Durham presenta tre installazioni provenienti dalla Fondazione Morra Greco, tra cui un’inedita realizzata con cubi di cemento armato che creano un’immaginaria foresta in scala umana inaridita da una misteriosa pioggia acida. Delle altre due The "Petrified” ...
23.02.08 | 19.05.08
In collaboration with Ikon Gallery, MADRE presents the work the young artist from Milan (1976); sculptures and video pieces that are characterized by a formal modesty and an economy of means, and yet the overall effect conveyed a strong sense of wonder. Made from everyday materials such as wood, ...
19.01.08 | 28.04.08
MADRE is staging the first one-man show in an Italian museum institution by Thomas Struth, one of the leading exponents of contemporary photography. The exhibition traces the principal stages of his remarkable career that began in the late Seventies with black and white views of the urban ...
22.12.07 | 25.02.08
Together with the installation created for Piazza del Plebiscito, at the museo Madre Michelangelo Pistoletto exhits three works of great size which signify the development of his research and also for the idea values implied. In this occasion the old church of S. Maria Donnaregina becomes the ...
Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio
Scotto Di Luzio
26.10.07 | 07.07.08
“Il Madre dedica a Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio (Pozzuoli, 1972) la sua prima mostra personale in un’istituzione museale. L’artista, che vive ora tra Napoli e Berlino, presenta: sculture cinetiche simili a “macchine celibi”, fotografie, disegni eseguiti con capelli, cortometraggi,” ...
Luciano Fabro - Didactica Magna Minima Moralia
21.10.07 | 07.01.08
Four months after his death, the MADRE in Naples is devoting a personal exhibition to Luciano Fabro, a leading Italian sculptor of the late 20th century. The exhibition surveys a singular and innovative artistic career, one already fully formed in the early Sixties before the 1968 movement and the ...
Voom Portraits. A still life is a real life
12.10.07 | 08.12.07
“Universalmente riconosciuto come una delle figure più importanti della nostra epoca nel mondo del teatro, dell’opera e delle arti visive, Robert Wilson è presente al Museo Madre di Napoli in occasione del Teatro Festival Italia. Per la mostra allestita nella Sala polivalente” ...
You have not been honest. Contemporary film and video from the UK
24.05.07 | 24.09.07
You have not been honest is a major new exhibition of contemporary British film and video which world premieres at MADRE, opening on 24th May 2007. You have not been honest features an innovative generation of British artists using documentary and narrative film structures to new ends. A strong ...
10.05.07 | 24.09.07
The exhibition organized by the Museum of Naples Mother is the most comprehensive retrospective of Piero Manzoni ever produced with over 200 exhibits, photographs, videos, magazines and manuscripts. Curated by Germano Celant, it offers the opportunity to retrace the creative adventure of Manzoni ...
25.02.07 | 01.05.07
A series of « steps » like those of the step stools of libraries lead nowhere but to space from the central courtyard of the Madre museum, right above the project room, which hosts a projection of Manège, the video installation Claude Closky recently exhibited at the Pompidou ...
03.02.07 | 01.05.07
Marisa Merz’s exhibition curated by Eduardo Cicelyn e Denys Zacharopoulos at the Madre museum is conceived as an all-inclusive installation of a selected corpus of recent works testifying of the latest developments of the artist’s research in her forty-year career. Following the ...
03.02.07 | 01.05.07
The retrospective mounted at the MADRE museum of Naples is the first exhibition of Whiteread to be held in an Italian museum. For this occasion the artist has created a big installation that she has especially conceived for the premises of the Neapolitan museum. She used dozens of doll’s ...
13.12.06 | 15.02.07
“Antony Gormley sarà il primo artista a utilizzare l’imponente cortile interno del Madre, presentando un nuovo allestimento, rielaborato site-specific di una delle sue installazioni più famose e complesse “Critical Mass” del 1995. Antony Gormley è uno dei” ...
18.11.06 | 22.01.07
The Museo d’Arte Donnaregina in Naples, MADRE, presents the first retrospective of the work of vedovamazzei, the duo comprising Simeone Crispino and Stella Scala, considered among the greatest protagonists of the Italian artistic scene of the last 15 years. The exhibition, curated by Mario ...
07.10.06 | 08.01.07
Following the great retrospective dedicated to Jannis Kounellis, the MADRE Donnaregina Art Museum in Naples, in cooperation with Tate Liverpool, organises Bruce Nauman’s exhibition “Make Me Think Me”. The exhibition has been curated by Laurence Sillars – Exhibitions and ...
29.06.06 | 28.08.06
“La mostra, centrata su un nucleo di opere recenti della collezione di Ernesto Esposito, aspira a ricostruire in chiave contemporanea una galleria, una quadreria di ritratti come nelle dimore del passato, con personaggi e situazioni che celebrano e rappresentano le contraddizioni, le inquietudini e i” ...
22.04.06 | 04.11.06
The Museo d’Arte Donnaregina di Napoli, MADRE (Museo Madre of Naples) is organizing a large retrospective exhibition from 22nd April to 18th September 2006 of the work of Jannis Kounellis, one of the most important figures on the Italian art scene of the post-Second World War period. The ...