Eros in the ex libris to the artist’s books
“We will make Naples naked”. On Friday 9 October at 6 pm at the Vascio laboratory of Lineadarte Officina Creativa inaugurates “Pleasure in books”, a review of erotic art from ex libris to artist’s books, second edition. The event is curated and conceived by Gennaro Ippolito and Giovanna Donnarumma, promoted by Lineadarte Officina Creativa. The exhibition will unfold on a visual poetic path made up of over eighty works including ex libris and artist’s books between national and international authors, with a spotlight always well focused on Neapolitan artists.
Is it about bodily pleasure? … of intellectual delight? … or of contemplative ecstasy? It is not easy to decide. Naked bodies… bodily images emerge from shadowy desires for pleasure. This exhibition aims to be a reinterpretation of erotic art from Pompeii to Picasso, where the contemporary expression of a group of artists is confronted with the erotic drive … it wants to be an allegorical figurative expression of the relationship between man and self, as a metaphor between one’s own essence and daily life.