From 11 October 2019 al 6 January 2020, at Scuderie del Quirinale showcasing a fascinating dialogue between Akrotiri, the ancient Minoan settlement on ' isola Thera now it is known as Santorini, e Pompei, united by the volcanic eruption disaster that has preserved an impressive testimony as to fascinate modern and contemporary artists.
Born out of institutional collaboration between the Pompeii Archaeological Park and l 'Eforia of Antiquities of the Cyclades and curated by the directors of the two institutions, Massimo Osanna e Demetrios Athanasoulis with Luigi Gallo e Luana Toniolo, the exhibition stands as the natural culmination of the close cultural relationship between the two entities, in this case, next appearance prominent archaeological have chosen to associate the geological evaluation of volcanic events, to make even clearer the unique feature of the state of conservation of two cities.
over 300 objects retracing a journey through time from the date of sealed 1613 a.C., year of the volcanic eruption that buried Akrotiri, thriving capital of 'isola Thera, he was born in 79 d.C. when the Vesuvio with its eruption covered Pompei.
Immediately the cast of a horse, found in Pompeii last December, which opens the exhibition, It introduces immediately to the tragic grandeur of nature and the extraordinary fascination aroused by the exceptional conservation of the findings.
A journey back which starts from the Roman civilization with mosaics and frescoes, some of which have never been shown to the public, to continue and soak in the scene Akrotiri, with innovative reconstructions of environments such as, for example, the entry of a domus with many everyday objects, involving visitors through evocative projections of video art.
We said the frescoes, but also statues, Saving, impressive wall paintings, amazing furnishings like a carved table that seems to belong to modern times, and then from the beautiful pottery decorations, gold jewelery, ephebes portalucerna bronze, elegant warmer, and a breakthrough in silver tableware. All for a thorough telling the daily life and culture of the two Mediterranean cities here are becoming a supreme example of that sea life crossroads of civilizations, traditions and religions carefully documented in the exhibition.
Path rich and full of charm where the tragedy hovers continuously through the presence of the casts of women's bodies, children and men affected in a desperate attempt to save, and the emblem, perhaps, more representative of the catastrophe is the skeleton of the "Fugitive" found in Pompeii in 2017.
modern and contemporary Pulses
The different themes addressed by the exhibition; the analysis of uses and social customs, the rituals, the deepening of the contexts, or the use of plaster casts as the study of cultural and economic dynamics in the Mediterranean, while it is a clear and powerful message about the purpose of the project, In fact, says one of the main curators Massimo Osanna: "It is not an exhibition of box designed to impress, but rather a joint research project, strongly, because we are convinced that there can not be much less protection and promotion if you do not cultivate your search ", on the other hand the presence of works by modern and contemporary artists such as counterpoints of more impressions, shows how the discovery and study of the events of Pompeii and Santorini It has influenced the popular imagination.
The sculptures of Alviero Martini of Jan Van Oost and of Anthony Gormely, the landscapes of William Turner, Renato Guttuso with its bursts of color, Andy Warhol with his Vesuvio pop, Medardo Rosso and his "sick child", The fissure of Alberto Burri, Black Damien Hirst, and again Pierre Henri Valenciennes, Micco Spadaro, Filippo Palizzi, Richard Long, Hans Op de Beeck, Francesco Jodice, Francesco Simeti, Giuseppe Penone, they give a consistent and authoritative test.
Also for further enrichment and depth meetings with writers are planned, philosophers and archaeologists of which is the schedule:
Thursday 14 November hours 18.30 – Scuderie del Quirinale, in cafeteria
Pompeii and Santorini, by the disaster to the myth
With Eva Cantarella and Julius Guidorizzi
Thursday 21 November hours 18.30 – Scuderie del Quirinale, in cafeteria
Volcanic eruptions in the imaginary modern and contemporary art
With Sylvain Bellenger and Michele Dantini
Thursday 05 December at 18.30 - Scuderie del Quirinale, in cafeteria
Akrotiri e Pompei, Mediterranean cities
With Mary Beard and Christian Greek
Tickets € 10 + € 2.50 presale
The entrance will be allowed from hours 18.20
Sunday 17 November hours 11.00 – Teatro Argentina
The volcanic eruption: fascination, catastrophe and rebirth
With Mario Tozzi, Carlo Bordoni in conversation with Lorenzo Gigotti
Info, Timetable and prices
Pompeii and Santorini. Eternity in a day
From 11 October 2019 al 6 January 2020, Scuderie del Quirinale Via XXIV Maggio, 16
Schedule: From Sunday to Thursday h 10-20, Friday and Saturday h 10-22.30
The entrance is allowed until one hour before closing time
Ticket: full € 15, Reduced € 13
Info: +39 02 92897722, Email email@example.com