PANORAMA | Procida
an island-wide exhibition curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
2 – 5 September 2021
kaufmann repetto – member of ITALICS – is pleased to announce the participation of Adrian Paci with the video The Encounter, 2011 (Bar Blu, Via Marina di Corricella) and the performance One and Twenty-Four Chairs, 2021 (Piazzetta Massimo Troisi, September 4, 5pm) to PANORAMA | Procida, an island-wide exhibition on Procida (off the coast of Naples) from Thursday, 2 September to Sunday, 5 September 2021, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
It is the first in a series of exhibitions, each with the title Panorama, organised by ITALICS to tell the story of some of the most fascinating places in Italy, in an offline continuation of the extraordinary journey begun in October 2020 on the pages of the website italics.art.
PANORAMA | Procida is an itinerary that explores the island’s powerful beauty, where art and nature design a new landscape that includes the dimension of experience. A shared happening that involves the entire area and its citizens, planned in dialogue with Agostino Riitano, director of Procida, the Italian Capital of Culture 2022.
The exhibition brings together about fifty works of art spanning sculpture, painting, video, performance and installations from a wide range of historical and production contexts. The itinerary stops at twenty sites island-wide, including public and private buildings, churches, historical palazzos and more, all pivoting around the fortified village of Terra Murata, dominated by Palazzo d’Avalos (1563), a former prison citadel.
Spreading the project throughout the island, Panorama presents not just Procida’s works of art but also its houses, churches, streets, terraces, piazzas and even residents. With Panorama, ITALICS is renewing its commitment to promote the beauty of Italy in all its profound complexity, through the eyes of Italian gallerists.
PANORAMA | Procida is made possible by Intesa Sanpaolo, project Partner, and Tod’s which confirms with this project its commitment to support young contemporary creativity.
The exhibition is made possible with the additional support from the Region Campania and the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee – museo Madre and in collaboration with Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, under the patronage of the Municipality of Procida and “Towards Procida 2022”.