Camera con Vista [A Room with a View]
PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
curated by Adriana Rispoli, Eugenio Viola
Artistic supervision by Julia Draganovic
27.09. - 17.11.2008
Betty Bee, Bianco-Valente + Mass, Sebastiano Deva, Donatella Di Cicco, Maurizio Elettrico, Iabo, Francesco Jodice, Mariangela Levita - Giovanni Calemma, MaraM, Antonello Matarazzo, Moio & Sivelli, Raffaella Nappo, Pasquale Pennacchio & Marisa Argentato, Giulia Piscitelli, Franco Scognamiglio, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Marinella Senatore, Vedovamazzei
24.11. - 8. 12.2008
Guido Acampa: Ramp
Camera con vista comes into being as an acknowledgment, a ‘look at’ more than a ‘study of’, of Neapolitan artists who use video both as a preferred medium and as one of the possible ways in which to elaborate reality in aesthetic terms.
Extremely versatile and used variously for both contents and technique, video today can no longer be considered an avant-garde art form, but the natural evolution of traditional media. The development of digital as applied to video has brought about remarkable changes over the past ten years, taking material and supports to the necessary and evident frontiers between one application and another. This point of view has, of course, influenced the material which was selected, and includes work from artists already well established on the national and international scene as well as those who are now making a name for themselves.
Camera con vista has opted for the movie theatre method for this exhibition, thus offering a concentrated view, a full immersion approach. The exhibition’s title, borrowed from the famous James Ivory film, based on the homonym novel by E.M.Forster, if on the one hand it alludes to the highly imaginative potential of the screen, on the other hand it underlines PAN’s aim of osmosis with the city by announcing the opening of a window to the outside: a “room, or camera, with a technological view” which with witty voyeurism opens onto the exhibit to take place inside the building.
The exhibit will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue (English and Italian) edited by Electa and featuring articles by Julia Draganovic, Artistic Director of PAN, by Marina Vergiani, Chief Curator of the PAN Documentation Centre and by the two curators, Adriana Rispoli and Eugenio Viola.