Gian Maria Tosatti
Museo Madre
Contemporary Art Museum / Naples
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In the historical heart of Naples, the three floors of the 19th-century Palazzo Donnaregina host the Madre Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina: 7,200 m2 of exhibition space, with site-specific installations, as well as works from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

The Madre is located in the heart of old Naples, on what is known as the “Via dei Musei,” just a stone’s throw away from the Duomo, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Accademia di Belle Arti (Galleria d’Arte Moderna), where the ancient San Lorenzo district is situated.

The Museum takes its name from the building that hosts it, the Palazzo Donnaregina, which like all the surrounding area owes its name to the Monastery of Santa Maria Donnaregina, founded by the Swabians (13th century) and then expanded and rebuilt in 1325 by Queen Mary of Hungary, wife to Charles II of Anjou. All that remains of the ancient monastic complex is the church of the same name, which overlooks Piazza Donnaregina, built in the Baroque period, and the “old” 14th-century Gothic-style church of Donnaregina, which has previously hosted exhibitions and special events organized by the Museum.

On June 10, 2005 the Madre inaugurated its spaces with the opening of site-specific installations in the rooms on the first floor; between 2005 and 2006 the whole building was completed, and the rooms on the second floor were opened to the public. These rooms host part of the collection, while the rooms on the third floor are used for temporary exhibitions.

Madre Museum Napoli

  • SL x RE
    Jun 28 – Aug 2, 2024
    Rose Easton / Silke Lindner
    London, UK / New York, USA

    Silke Lindner and Rose Easton are delighted to announce SL x RE, a collaborative group exhibition across both galleries in New York and London. Opening in New York on June 28th, Silke Lindner will show artists of Rose Easton’s program: Arlette, Eva Gold, Louis Morlæ, Amanda Moström and Tasneem Sarkez. Rose Easton currently hosts five artists of Silke Lindner’s gallery program: Nina Hartmann, Sylvie Hayes-Wallace, Emma Kohlmann, Lyric Shen and Ang Ziqi Zhang, on view at Rose Easton, London, through July 27th. (more…)

  • Unhealed
    Mar 3 – Sep 15, 2024
    Moderna Museet
    Malmö, Sweden

    The international group exhibition Unhealed delves into the aftermath of the uprisings and revolutions, that swept through the Arab world starting in 2010. These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history. (more…)

  • Donald Rodney: Visceral Canker
    May 25 – Sep 8, 2024
    Spike Island
    Bristol, UK

    Spike Island presents a major survey exhibition of late British artist Donald Rodney (b. 1961, West Bromwich; d. 1998, London). Rodney worked across sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and digital media, experimenting with new materials and technologies throughout his life. His work is known for being incisive, acerbic, and evocative in its analysis of the prejudices and injustices surrounding racial identity, Black masculinity, chronic illness, and Britain’s colonial past. (more…)

  • Dustin Shum: BLOCKS
    Publication
    Inertia Books
    International

    Public housing has recently been portrayed as a carrier of good neighbourhood that is vanishing in our society and the public has romanticised its image. However, the public has neglected the many real problems faced by people living in these flats: low income, jobless, disability, family problems, new migrants, ageing population and so on. Meanwhile, meaningless renovations have been carried out in old public housing estates but no improvements have been made on facilities that that are really in need. (more…)

  • César Cuspoca
    Artist
    In Memoriam / 1987–2022

    César Cuspoca (1987–2022) is a Colombian artist whose artistic practice principally nourishes questions of perception, the duality between appearance and disappearance, and materialism and immaterialism. It is, however, more concretely the idea of experience which takes a central role in his approach and which allows him to structure his creative process. (more…)

  • Tyler Mitchell: Wish This Was Real
    Jun 1 – Sep 5, 2024
    C/O Berlin
    Berlin, Germany

    American photographer Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, USA) is driven by dreams of paradise against the backdrop of history. Since his rise to prominence in the world of fashion, Mitchell has propelled a visual narrative of beauty, style, utopia, and the landscape that expands visions of Black life. C/O Berlin presents Mitchell’s first solo exhibition in Germany, offering new perspectives on his long-standing themes of self-determination and the extraordinary radiance of the everyday, and showing how portraiture can be rooted in the past while evoking imagined futures. (more…)

  • Emma Portner
    Dancer / Choreographer
    Featured Profile

    Dance is my life. It has kept me alive. Performance is a natural extension of it and through it. I’ve made my most cherished human connections. The more I perform, the more I understand what it is to choreograph, and the more I choreograph, the more I understand the real value of performance. (more…)

  • I AM / MAKANO
    Mar 29 – Jul 30, 2024
    Amasaka Gallery
    Masaka, Uganda

    “I AM” explores MAKANO’s personal and artistic journey highlighting identity, resilience, and transformation. He channels his personal tribulations into an inspiring narrative of rebirth and self-discovery. This exhibition delves into the depths of the human experience. He is influenced by his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a nation marked by conflict. (more…)

  • Viviane Sassen: Phosphor
    Publication
    Prestel
    International

    Tracing a career of more than thirty years, this celebration of the prodigiously talented Dutch photographer includes vibrantly colored portraiture, landscapes, still lifes, abstract compositions and fashion editorials. From her early African-inspired work to her more recent experiments in interventionist techniques, Viviane Sassen has gained international acclaim for her striking, dynamic images that explore a range of themes and subjects (more…)

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