The Assessorato allo Sviluppo e Promozione del Turismo of the Campania Region and the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee/Madre museum present the exhibition project Parco dell’Arte contemporanea nel Vallo di Diano. Opere, idee, progetti, persone dalla collezione del Madre, realized on the occasion of the 30th Summer Universiade Napoli 2019 and Matera Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019.
A meeting place between different cultures and ecosystems, often referred to as a “cultural landscape”, the Cilento interior and the Vallo di Diano was the scene of the Conspiracy of the Barons (1485-86). A pivotal episode in the construction of national and supranational identity of modern Europe, from which this exhibition, together with La Congiura dei Baroni project, follows a historical route that connects, in a new cultural and tourist itinerary, the cities and communities of Naples, Vallo di Diano and Matera/Miglionico.
In particular, the exhibition Opere, idee, progetti, persone dalla collezione del Madre, curated by Andrea Viliani and Silvia Salvati, aims to promote new itineraries of contemporary art in the Campania region, developing into several historical and natural sites of the Vallo di Diano: the Castle of Principi Sanseverino (today Macchiaroli), the Cloister of the Convent of the Santissima Pietà in Teggiano and the Caves of Pertosa-Auletta (SA), along with the previous project presented in the Certosa di San Lorenzo in Padula (SA), from which the Parco dell’arte contemporanea originates: the exhibition series Le opere e i giorni (2002-2004), curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, and the performance VB82 by Vanessa Beecroft, realized in 2017 in the context of Il Cammino delle Certose.