DIVINA SEZIONE. L’ARCHITETTURA ITALIANA PER LA DIVINA COMMEDIA
8 marzo – 16 aprile 2018, Reggia di Caserta
27 aprile – 17 giugno 2018, Palazzo Trinci, Foligno
2A+P/A (Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo)
The depiction of the three worlds of the afterlife in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy (1320) has inspired many visionary artists, illustrators and scientists over the centuries. From Botticelli to Galileo, passing through Gustave Dorè and Salvador Dalì, there have been artists who have tried to reproduce and give shape to the places, atmospheres and landscapes described in Italian masterpieces. The rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943) was the first architect to interpret Dante’s poem through the never-built project of the Danteum in Rome. Terragni with Pietro Lingeri interpreted Dante’s journey as an architectural monument equipped with spatial, spiritual and experiential elements, made tangible by the tools of architecture.
“Divine Section. Italian Architecture for the Divine Comedy” is an exhibition conceived for the first time by Luca Molinari and curated by Luca Molinari and Chiara Ingrosso which invites Italian architects to represent Dante’s eschatology. The visual and intellectual relationship between Dante’s world and a contemporary interpretation of it can be used as an opportunity for a broader reflection on the unstable relationship between narrative and image.