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The Museum of Folly - from Goya to Maradona: in Naples exhibition curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

Museum of Folly

An exhibition on the link between art and madness by Vittorio Sgarbi: the "Museum of Folly - from Goya to Maradona" arrives in the Church of Pietrasanta!

Il Museum of Folly is the new shows that the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi will cure in Naples in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore at Pietrasanta , in the same location where the beautiful last year was held "The hidden treasures" From the 3 December 2017 to the 3 July 2018, the exhibition will be a real journey through the mind crossed by disturbances and disturbances of various artists, from Goya to Maradonaas stated by Sgarbi himself. It houses some masterpieces of the great artists of international art history, such as Francisco Goya, Antonio Mancini, Fausto Pirandello, Adolfo Wildt and Francis Bacon, which belong to prestigious private collections and important Italian and international museums.

The leitmotif of all the works of the exhibition, which is itinerant because already presented in other cities, is precisely the link between art and madness, the vacillation of the minds of men like Van Gogh and Ligabue, artists who have however been able to transform their problems into true masterpieces. It is a sort of asylum recreated by Cesare Inzerillo.

for Night of Art of the December 16, entry will be reduced to 7 euros from 18.00 to 24.00.

Areas of the Museo della Follia

Maradona as Caravaggio

In this exhibition, Maradona is considered the Caravaggio of the twentieth century because for both life becomes art. IS "in both, existence passes through an abyss that does not sanctify. It is not a forcing. The faces of Caravaggio are the boys of life, of the streets, of the outskirts of humanity. His works show both pain and the divine, light and darkness, sin and redemption"
Dedicated to Maradona there is a painting that reproduces a photo with the left foot on which Inzerillo painted it, making it a sort of painting. In another section, however, they are exposed radiographs of his feet showing the various injuries of his career.

Corno Reale and Apribocca

These are the two big news of the Naples exhibition. The Royal Horn it is a tribute to the city and its tradition of superstitious, an installation high more than 3 meters which reproduces a real lucky red horn. THE'opener, realized on the model of the real present in the exhibition, is placed in relation to the famous painting The teenager by Silvestro Lega and is also of large dimensions.

Room of memories

Documents, photos and objects informer abandoned asylum of Teramo that explain the pain, the alienation and the humiliating conditions of the patients. There are objects for therapies (like electroshock, mouth opener, force shirts), personal affections of patients, letters, toys and drawings.

Grill room

There are 90 portraits of patients chosen in the many medical records in the former Italian mental hospitals and go to compose one grid of over 20 meters in which one bright neon he follows the outline of each portrait, giving light and noise to the thoughts of each face.

All saints

An installation that shows us, through the sculptures by Cesare Inzerillo, the deepest fears of patients in an asylum, disorders that necessarily affect life. They are all mummies, but at the same time also saints because they are forced into a difficult battle against suffering and death.

Freedom, art, madness, pain. From Mario Tobino to Franco Basaglia

Two Rai Teche documentaries that explain the schools of thought of two mental institutions with the voice of Paolo Crepet: "Direct line - Discussion on the 180 law" and "X-Day - The great science" Franco Basaglia ".

OPG - Judicial Psychiatric Hospitals

A video-inquiry on judicial psychiatric hospitals carried out by the Senate of the Republic for the battle against the degradation of these structures that are still open today.

The places of Gino Sandri - Ex Psychiatric Hospital of Mombello

A 'three-dimensional stereoscopic installation who wants to play on the concept opposite to distance, on which psychiatric hospitals are usually based. A journey to the former psychiatric hospital of Mombello with the photographs of Vincenzo Aragozzini, digitized by Giacomo Doni and transformed into three-dimensional images by Claudio Ceminteri.

Prices of the Museo della Follia

  • Ticket reduced to 7 euro for the Night of Art of 16 December, from 18.00 to 24.00
  • Single whole: 12,00 € audio guide included
  • Reduced single: 10,00 € audio guide included, over 65 years under 26, residents with ID card, military and law enforcement officers not in service, teachers
  • Single reduced special kids: 8,00 € audio guide included for visitors from 6 to 19 years, university students, employees of Naples or Cultural Heritage, non-accredited journalists
  • Minors up to 6 years, disabled (with any percentage of disability) and a chaperone, journalists with an ODG card for service and previously accredited, ICOM card holders, tourist guides with a badge, employees Superintendence of Architectural Heritage: free
  • Family ticket: audio guide included 1 or 2 adults + boys under 19 = adult 10,00 € + boys 4,00 €,
    Free children up to 6 years
  • Open ticket: 14,00 €, open ticket, valid from the day after the purchase, allows direct access to the booked cash desk. Limited availability.
  • Groups: 8,00 € audio guide included minimum 10 people, free 1 guide for each group
  • Conventions: 7,00 € audio guide included (the list of partner partners will follow as soon as possible)
  • Schools: 4,00 € groups of students of every grade, 1 free guide each 15 pupils. For the
    schools an audio guide is provided for each guide

The audio guide is included in the ticket price.
Microphone service 0,50 € each.

Hours of the Museo della Follia

  • Open daily, open Monday to Friday 10.00 - 20.00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 21.00
  • The ticket office closes one hour before (last entry)

Special openings:

  • 24 December from 10: 00 to 17: 00
  • 25 December from 15: 00 to 20: 00
  • 31 December from 10: 00 to 17: 00
  • 1 January from 15: 00 to 20: 00
  • 6 January from 10: 00 to 21: 00
  • 1 April from 10: 00 to 21: 00
  • 2 and 25 April and 1 May from 10: 00 to 20: 00

Photo Gallery

Information on the Museum of Folly - from Goya to Maradona

When: from the 3 December 2017 to the 3 July 2018

Where: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore at Pietrasanta, Piazzetta Pietrasanta 17-18, corners via dei Tribunali

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