12 Jan The Museum of Madness arrives in Naples: from Goya to Maradona, accompanied by the voice of Vittorio Sgarbi
After Matera, Milan, Catania and Salò, the itinerant exhibition “The Museum of Madness. From Goya to Maradona”, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, arrives in Naples.
The exhibition, organized inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, is divided into various sections, each one of which investigates the theme of madness through artists of different ages and techniques, in over 200 works: paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and photographs.
The visitor is invited to reflect on a delicate theme via the works of such great artists as Francisco Goya, Francis Bacon, Antonio Mancini, Vincenzo Gemito, Antonio Ligabue, Telemaco Signorini and Fausto Pirandello.
For each of its different locations the exhibition has been enriched with works related to the host town. In Naples for example, the novelty is the presence of Diego Armando Maradona; on display are X-rays of the foot which imitate the unnatural position of the historic goal scored against England during the quarter-finals of Mexico ’86, the object of study of a well-known orthopaedic doctor. Sgarbi has explained that “Maradona is the 20th-century Caravaggio. A genius of good and evil who made everyone mad about him. And I’m putting him in a museum”.
Listen to the stories of many artists and their works, and let yourself be inspired and stimulated by them. Go and visit the exhibition, open until 27 May, and pick up your video guides, which are available in Italian or in English. The voice of Sgarbi will accompany you work after work inside a complex, still highly topical, world. And remember that also at the Museum of Madness of Naples the video guides are included in the ticket price!
Moreover we wish to remind you that if you share the Facebook page of the Museum of Madness (Museo della Follia) and show this sharing from your telephone at the ticket office, you are entitled to a special reduction of the admission fee to €7 (instead of the full price of €12) throughout the month of January.
Enjoy your visit!