After the sold out of last weekend’s events, the program of the May of Monuments 2022 continues in the name of street art and street theater. Among the numerous appointments this week, the presentation of the public work of art was particularly awaited “Operation Gold”made by the French artist Zevs to Ponticelli which will be presented on Friday 27 May; and the performance of tableaux vivants dedicate a Caravaggioscheduled in the courtyard of the basilica of Santa Chiara.
Combining urban paneling and enhancement of the public heritage, Zevs will transform the facade of the “Marie Curie” institute, located in via Argine, into a very bright golden color. The effect will be obtained by exploiting the chromatism of the thermal blankets used in rescue operations. Part of the work will be an integrated poster containing the image of one of Scampia’s gilded sails, an iconic representation of its demolition and rebirth.
“Thermal blankets evoke pain and suffering“ Zeus pointed out “With my work I wanted to change their symbolic value: I will use their gilding to create an effect of great brilliance, giving brightness to the strength to renew the past and give birth to the future“.
Some of Caravaggio’s most famous works will be at the center of “By grace received / Ex voto”, theatrical performance that on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May will animate the courtyard of the basilica of Santa Chiara with three performances a day. Using the tableaux vivants technique, the representation will combine the powerful suggestions of Caravaggio’s painting with the iconography of the votive shrines present on many walls of the city, evoking the encounter between the sacred and the profane.
Scheduled for Friday 27 at 11 at the Gaetano Filangieri civic museum in via Duomo, another weekend event will be the performance “Waiting room – Pleasure Gaetano”, homage to the Neapolitan philosopher and jurist with the participation of Massimo Andrei. Following the numerous requests, the calendar of documentary screenings is extended “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by Werner Herzogfixed at the Galleria Borbonica, with a further appointment at 9:30 pm on Saturday 28 May.
Among the other numerous initiatives of the third weekend of the May of Monuments 2022, the pièce “Torn words in the belly of tuff”, set up in the evocative setting of the Neapolitan Crypta; guided visits to the University Library, to the Chapel of the Souls of Purgatory, present in the Maschio Angioino, and to the State Archives with the annexed Cloister of Platano; the thematic walk along the ancient path of via del Serbatoio, whose tuff walls evoke the work of the cavamonte; the meeting with the Neapolitan community of Sri Lanka.