…art is the deliberate creation of aesthetic sensations. Art is a work of a human being, not of nature. It is not accidental. G. Ellis Burcaw, Introduction to Museum Work, Third Edition But what if it was accidental – a planned accident? Or spontaneous or unpredictable? Would it still be art? What if the artist […]
Image courtesy of Giorgio Cossu, PhotoNapoli Behind the doors of the newly opened ISI Arti Associate in Naples chic Chiaia district, a large crowd gathered Thursday evening for the opening of BLACKATCHA… once again. On display, a solo exhibit of the works of Los Angeles based artist Mark Steven Greenfield presented by the cultural associations ART […]
Thursday evening was magical. In the company of friends old and new, I was immersed in a stunning new contemporary art exhibit set inside the walls of an historic villa. The vernissage for the exchange show Latitude 34-40 was a huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of Renato and Cynthia Penna, founders of the […]
Founded in 2007 by Renato Penna, President of the Association, ART 1307 is a non-profit cultural association dedicated to promoting art. Focusing on visual arts in particular, their mission is to educate art consumers, encourage and support up and coming artists, and create an international cultural exchange of art, artists and ideas.
Life here in Napoli town moves at a slow and yet frenetic pace – a contradiction like all things Napoli, and you just never know what’s around the next corner. Take last night for example. I had been corresponding with Cynthia Penna, the curator at Art 1307 here in Naples about the opening of an […]
Stepping inside it opened up to reveal a meticulous renovation that showed great respect for the building’s architectural integrity. At the same time I found the wide open, bright and airy spaces created by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza in the 19th century Palazzo DonnaRegina perfectly suited for displaying contemporary works of art.
And now the Novecento a Napoli museum has arrived, filling a huge gap in Naples’ contemporary art history and paying tribute to the most important Neapolitan modern artists of the 20th century. Curated by Angela Tecce, the director of the Castle Saint Elmo Complex with the collaboration of Nicola Spinosa, the museum is the product of the joint effort between instiutions, galleries and private citizens to create a collection of 170 works from 90 (primarliy Neapolotian) artists working between the years 1919 and 1980.