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Capri | The Island of Art - 2nd Edition (2016)

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Capri | The Island of Art - 2nd Edition (2016)

Second edition 11 September - 11 December 2016

On 11 September 2016, in the island of Capri, the second edition of the project Capri the Island of Art will open: an open air event created by Franco Senesi, president of the namesake cultural association which organizes this event in partnership with Città di Capri. Also this year, Capri the Island of Art involves artists belonging to the contemporary art scene, who are invited to interact with the most symbolic venues of the island.

Guest curator of this year's festival is Sergio Risaliti, who presents the exhibit called "Capri Orient Express", with the artists Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi and Remo Salvadori, at the church of the Charterhouse of Saint James, in cooperation with the Regional Museum Centre in Campania, and at Villa Lysis.

Artistic director of Capri the Island of Art is Marco Izzolino, who is also curator of several installations on the territory by five younger artists from the contemporary Italian scene. Just like in the previous editions, their works focus on issues related to the culture of the island. The artists invited to create the installations on the territory are: Alessia Armeni, with her project "Am-mira i bianchi di Capri" ("Admire the whites of Capri"), designed to interact with the visitors of the island; David Casini, with two projects: the daily one called "Seicentodiecimilametri" ("Sixhundredtenthousandmeters"), at Villa Lysis, and a nocturnal one called "Come quando accadrà" ("Like when it is going to happen"), expressly created for the Punta Tragara overlook; Francesco Carone, with a sculpted installation called "Scultura Sirena (scandaglio)" ("Mermaid sculpture (sounder)"), which will be displayed for the first time in the courtyard of Capri's City Hall; Daniela Di Maro, who - with her work "Cuprum II - in honorem Jovis", tries to relate with the interaction between the Nature and the Artifice that the architecture of Villa Lysis surprisingly establishes with the surrounding environment; Giuseppe Teofilo, with his evocative sculpture called "Swordfish in the stone" on the terrace of the Piazzetta.

An original itinerary along 4 venues of the island (the Piazzetta, the Charterhouse, Punta Tragara and Villa Lysis) that, also this year, will catch the attention of and will enchant the tourists who will appreciate even more the rich history of Capri that - for about 2000 years - has been welcoming worldwide known intellectuals and artists, who advertised the island with their works all over the world. So, contemporary art becomes once again an opportunity to meet and exchange and to involve the audience, also those who are not experts in the field, to raise a reflection about our past and our original roots, ready to better ourselves. Capri becomes a window on the world, as a great patron of arts and culture. The artistic and cultural offer and, subsequently, the pathway are brand new and different every year and they are always captivating.

Throughout this period and until December, maps of the island will be available to the audience showing the venues, responsive website for Smartphone and Tablet, to find data sheets and critical reviews about the works and the artists.

The event in Capri is twinned with the Art Stations of Metropolitana di Napoli (Naples Underground Trains) managed by ANM (Azienda Napoletana Mobilità). This partnership resulted into the Mproject, a map of the public venues of contemporary art in the Bay of Naples, that optimizes the information channels of ANM and Capri for a joint communication strategy. The idea behind this is to extend the "unconventional" museum model of the Art Stations, by proposing the bay of Naples as a model of development for the contemporary artistic and cultural research to the tourists visiting the town.

CONTACTS FOR PRESS
Daniela Ricci, d_ricci@libero.it | Tel. +39 347 0824165
Annalisa Tirrito, annalisa.tirrito@tin.it | Tel. +39 335 5289607

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Seicentodiecimilametri (Sixhundredtenthousandmeters) by David Casini

Brass and print on paper

Villa Lysis, first floor

Cuprum II... in honorem Iovis by Daniela Di Maro

Interactive sound installation

Villa Lysis, first floor

Untitled by Giuseppe Teofilo

Aluminium

Terrace of the Funicolare

COME QUANDO ACCADRÁ (LIKE WHEN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN) by David Casini

iron, led strips, charger, controller, steel cable - Variable size

Panorama of Punta Tragara

Scultura Sirena - scandaglio (Mermaide Sculpture - sounder) by Francesco Carone

black coated bronze and natural pearls

Atrium of Capri's City Hall

Si sogna ciò che non si possiede (we dream what we don't have) by Francesco Carone

rum and baroque pearls

Villa Lysis, first floor

Chi sei tu, lo stesso sono io (Who are you, the same is me) by Marco Bagnoli

Iron, wood, ceramica and glass fiber

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

IO X TE by Marco Bagnoli

22 elements in painted wood

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Sonovasoro by Marco Bagnoli

Alabaster on wooden board

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Untitled by Domenico Bianchi

Ink on paper and enamel on silver

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Untitled (Wax and silver) by Domenico Bianchi

Wax and silver on glass fiber

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Untitled (bench) by Domenico Bianchi

Cardoso Marble and lapis lazuli

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Soglia (threshold) by Remo Salvadori

Copper and painted wood

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Fontana Verticale (vertical fountain) by Remo Salvadori

copper, lead, tin, water, engine

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Non si volta chi a stella è fisso by Remo Salvadori

White marble for sculpture and black bellina marble

Church of the Chartusian Monastery of San Giacomo

Ascolta il flauto di canna (listen to the reed flute) by Marco Bagnoli

Elements in cast aluminum, stone - variable height

Villa Lysis, garden

Come figura d'arciere (as an archer figure) by Marco Bagnoli

Bronze

Villa Lysys, terrace at the first floor

Untitled (bench) by Domenico Bianchi

Carrara marble and red inlay

Villa Lysis

Untitled (wax and palladium) by Domenico Bianchi

Wax and palladium on glass fiber

Villa Lysis

La stanza delle tazze (the cups room) by Remo Salvadori

copper, lead, rope, canvas

Villa Lysis, second floor

Triade (triad) by Remo Salvadori

Bronze on marble slab

Villa Lysis, terrace at first floor

Coordinators

The project Capri the Island of Art is an open air event created by Franco Senesi, president of the namesake cultural association which organizes this event in partnership with the Town of Capri..

Artistic Direction
Marco Izzolino
Guest curator of Capri Orient Express
Sergio Risaliti
Producers
CAPRI THE ISLAND OF ART Associazione Culturale (fondata da Franco Senesi)
Press Office
Daniela Ricci, d_ricci@libero.it
Tel. +39 347 0824165
Annalisa Tirrito, annalisa.tirrito@tin.it
Tel. +39 335 5289607
with the support of:
Liquid art system
with the contribution of:
Mag-Jlt
Hotel Capri Palace, Anacapri
and for the inauguration of:
Azienda Agricola Annicchiarico
De Lisio Cantine
Capri Orient Express
Polo museale regionale della Campania
Print Graphics
Designfor.it, Napoli
Photos
Simone Larocca
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