curated by Gabriele Neri
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing
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Sunday 24 December 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 31 December 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 1 January 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday 6 January 11 am – 7 pm
Architect, designer and artist, twice winner of the Compasso d’Oro, he was one of the most multifaceted and unconventional Italian designers of recent decades.
A year after his death, a major retrospective to present Riccardo Dalisi’s work in all its extreme variety and originality: from creative workshops with children in Naples to “ultra-poor” design, from architecture to the reinterpretation of the Neapolitan coffee pot, from urban installations to the reinterpretation of Mediterranean mythologies.
Through drawings, sketches, furniture, objects, books, sculptures, paintings, photographs, archive documents, films and other materials, the radical and revolutionary character of the ‘Dalisi method’ is revealed.
The fruitful contacts that Dalisi had with artists, designers, architects and critics such as Mimmo Jodice, Alessandro Mendini, Giancarlo De Carlo, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Mimmo Paladino, Enrico Crispolti, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Ettore Sottsass, etc. also emerge.
The installation curated by Studio Novembre evokes an upside-down world, immersing the visitor in a dreamlike landscape populated by Dalisi’s creations. The exhibition also includes the research work that the artist-photographer Vincenzo Castella developed, together with a group of young visual artists (Daniele Marzorati, Davide Barberi, Edoardo Bonacina, Josefine Jyllnor), from the traces of the Neapolitan architect – in collaboration with NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.