Interaction 2022 – Naples Art Biennale
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Each work of art keeps its peculiarity although adapting perfectly to its surroundings.  Some artworks were specifically made for the Foundation Made in Cloister, others, instead, were made in previous years and randomly used for the purpose.

Twenty-eight international artists liven up the sixteenth-century spaces of the Santa Caterina’s Cloister in Formiello with vibrant site-specific art pieces and installations.

Begun on March 12th – and on until September – the first edition of the Biennal art exhibition of Naples is promoted by the Made in Cloister‘s Foundation and curated by Demetrio Paparoni.

The event, titled INTERACTION NAPOLI 2022, includes an exhibition of site-specific artworks that interact with its surrounding, creating a continuous dialogue between past and future.

Contamination. Interaction. Inspiration.

The urban context in which Interaction 2022 takes place has always been the heart of the mission of Made in Cloister, a cultural and social hub that weaves art languages different from each other in a global and multifaceted city like Naples.

This mission finds its essence in INTERACTION NAPOLI 2022:  the exhibition was designed to interact with the Foundation’s spaces and conceived to inhabit them naturally.  Each work of art keeps its peculiarity although adapting perfectly to its surroundings.  Some artworks were specifically made for the Foundation Made in Cloister, others, instead, were made in previous years and randomly used for the purpose.

As soon as we enter, we are welcomed by the great digital work on the original painting of Gottfried Helnwein: “The Disasters of War”.  The pale face of a child immersed in a blood-splattered sink leaves us stunned and helpless, immediately revealing one of the most delicate parts of the event: the present war in Ukraine.

Passing through the hallway preceding the larger space of the cloister, we notice another truly remarkable piece of art that lightens a bit the tension created by the very first impression: the colourful tribal pattern of Fermariello‘s artwork in collaboration with Paolo Bini:Scrum and Derivate infinite”.   Jason Martin has focused on a material work, fully red in different shades: “Untitled” oil painting on aluminum.

Amazement is the feeling that links the artistic pathway. Once reached the large space of the cloister, we discover the big art installation of Joana Vasconcelos‘s “Flaming Heart” 2019-2022: a huge heart with many “tentacles” anchored to the Reinascense wooden structure.

The installation was handmade by the artist, with mixed techniques such as crocheted wool, embroidered velvet, sequins, textile adornments, weaves, and led lights, to offer the observer a succession of perceptions and feelings.

Depending on the angle, the artwork looks like a different object: the front view is a heart,  sideways is an artichoke,  the top view, instead, is a tentacles jellyfish.

 

Behind the big “handcrafted” installation, right between the Roman columns that support the ancient structure, there is the hypnotic pattern on a neon yellow background – “Electric Man” of Maurizio Cattelan with the collaboration of John Armelder.

The showcase goes on with the Digitally printed mural of Peter Halley and the sculpture of Mimmo Paladino, just to mention a few.

Involved artists:

Laurie Anderson, Ljubodrag Andric, John Armleder, Paolo Bini, Maurizio Cattelan, Frederik De Wilde, Sergio Fermariello, Giovanni Frangi, Georg Oskar Giannakoudakis, Wang Guangyi, Peter Halley, Gottfried Helnwein, Paolo Iacchetti, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Liu Jianhua, Iva Lulashi, Jason Martin,Rafael Megall, Marco Neri, Mimmo Paladino, Nicola Samorì, Julian Schnabel, Vibeke Slyngstad, Natee Utarit, Joana Vasconcelos, Ronald Ventura, Nicola Verlato, Serena Vestrucci.

Interaction 2022 Napoli will run until September 17th, 2022 at the Foundation Made in Cloister – 48, Enrico de Nicola Square, Naples.

WORDS: Manuela Palma

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