Yoko Ono: Balance Piece
(courtesy Studio Stefania Miscetti, Roma; Studio One, New York)

Materials: wood, metal, paint, flash lights.
III Floor- Room 4.1


Curated by Laura Cherubini – coordinamento generale Sauro Bocchi
From Wed, 15 September 2010
To Mon, 25 October 2010

Renewable sources of energy are the drivers of environmentally friendly energy and which world governments are promoting whilst limiting carbon dioxide emissions which are harmful for society and the environment. Transparency – Art for Renewable Energy proposes works by Italian and international artists which convey the theme “energy in art” one of the fundamental issues of modern society and thus, represents an important communicative tool to promote innovation and solutions for renewable sources of energy.

The exhibition was hosted from the 1 July to the 22 August by the MACRO Testaccio, under the direction of Luca Massimo Barbero and now, from the 15 September to the 11 October will move the MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina in Naples, directed by Eduardo Cicelyn and with Mario Codognato as head curator. This dialogue between these two museums is emblematic of the tendency of Italian museums and institutes towards greater collaboration.

Important works were commissioned by leading artists of the contemporary international art sector such as: Georges Adéagbo, Ackroyd & Harvey, Jota Castro, Alberto Garutti, Christiane Löhr, Liliana Moro, Yoko Ono, Taro Shinoda and Nari Ward. In addition, further works by the following artists were also featured: El Anatsui, Mario Ceroli, Tony Cragg, Olafur Eliasson, Shay Frish, Carlos Garaicoa, Wolfgang Laib, Luigi Ontani, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Robert Rauschenberg, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vito Acconci, Massimo Bartolini, Sarah Ciracì, Sandro Chia, Bruna Esposito, Flavio Favelli, Sidival Fila, Stefano Nicolini, Chicco Margaroli, Cesare Pietroiusti, Lorenzo Giusti and Cecilia Guida, Cloti Ricciardi, Marco Giuseppe Schifano, Gian Paolo Striano and Pascale Marthine Tayou. Works of Contemporary art are featured which invite discussion and innovative openings towards new technology while expressing the concept of energy in all its aspects from the personal and social facets.

This artistic and cultural event has been created, organised and promoted by the association Fabula in Art, founded by Alberto Michelini, Alessia Montani, Bianca Alfonsi, Elisabetta di Mambro and Giorgia Simoncelli.

Transparency aims to create awareness in the general public, administration and in the productive sector regarding the importance of alternative sources of energy to safeguard the future of the planet and to contribute towards providing the public with correct and precise information. Art is the true source of renewable energy as it never depletes and constantly regenerates itself.

Fabula in Art has already programmed the continuation of this project for next year which will involve both artists and the corporate sector together to create new technological and artistic projects dealing with renewable energy. This project considers the collaboration between industry and artists as fundamental towards transforming contemporary art into a vehicle to create greater awareness, interest and generate new projects linked to the theme of renewable energy.

The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (M.A.D.RE)

The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (M.A.D.RE) stands in the historical heart of Naples, close to the Cathedral and the Treasure of St. Januarius, a hundred yards from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Accademia di Belle Arti (Galleria d’Arte Moderna) with the ancient district of San Lorenzo.

The Museum owes its name to the building that houses it, the Palazzo Donnaregina, which stands next to the Monastery of S. Maria Donnaregina, founded by the Swabian dynasty (13th century) and then rebuilt and enlarged in 1325 by Queen Mary of Hungary, wife of Charles II of Anjou. Of the ancient monastic complex all that remains today are two churches: the church of S. Maria Donnaregina on Piazza Donnaregina, built in the baroque period, and the earlier church of S. Maria Donnaregina Vecchia, in Quattrocento Gothic, today open to the public during exhibitions and special events organized by the Museum.

In March 2003 the Italian Ministry for the Heritage and Cultural Activities and the Unified Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities signed a “Pact for Contemporary Art.” Its purpose was to foster the development of the public patrimony by creating a network of centers of excellence to promote contemporary art. Under its terms, in 2005 the Campania MADRE purchased Palazzo Donnaregina with funds from the European Community with the intention of creating the first Regional museum in Campania capable of being compared with other museums internationally. On June 10, 2005, the MADRE opened its new premises by inaugurating the site-specific installations on its first-floor rooms. This was followed in December 2005 by the inauguration of the historical collection housed on the second floor. In April 2006 the major anthological show devoted to Jannis Kounellis marked the opening to the public of the third-floor rooms designed for temporary exhibitions.

The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (M.A.D.RE)

Via Settembrini 79, 80139 Napoli

Monday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday
10.00am – 07.00pm

Saturday and Sunday
10.00am – 07.00pm

Closing day: Tuesday

FREE ENTRY on Monday
Ticket € 7,00
Reduced € 3,50
Special pre-booked groups [max 30]: € 4,00

Free: Children under 6 years,
groups, schools, journalists,
accompanying teachers, professors of art history,
ICOM-ICROM members, tourist guides.

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schools: € 15,00 [reservations required]

Audio-Videoguide Italian and English: € 4,50

How to reach the Museum
from Capodichino airport and Central Station:
Taxi (around 10/15 minutes).

By bus: bus number 3S departing every 15 minutes.
Alight at Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi).

Alibus: departing every 30 minutes.
Alight at Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi).
From here take the metro Line 2 to Cavour which is around 200 metres from the museum.