Enel makes the curtains go up for ‘Naples revealed’, the Mario Ziffarelli photographic exhibition scheduled from March 25 to April 19 in the Italian city. The company sponsors the initiative, held at the magnificent Santa Maria La Nova complex, inaugurated at the same time as the Historical Archive opens up in Naples, on the Italian Environment Fund (FAI) Spring Days.
The 60 pictures selected by the Neapolitan photographer describe the invisible and subtle energy present in some of the city’s most ancient places. The latter include the Posillipo mausoleum, the Devil of Mergellina, a painting found in the church of Santa Maria del Parco, the sepulcher containing the body of Saint Patricia, one of the city patrons, and the statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno. Characters and places traditionally considered ‘miraculous’, because they transform reality under the eyes of the believers.
An artistic path between sacredness and esotericism that focusses the attention of the visitors on the city’s more mysterious soul under the Vesuvius. In addition, Giuseppina Sorrentino, curator of the exhibition, published a book that gathers the images and enhances the special magic devotion of Neapolitans by means of studies and contributions, including that of the Institute for Philosophic Studies of Naples.
The works of Mario Ziffarelli have inspired entertainment events and in-depth analyses that are organised at the Santa Maria La Nova complex until April 19, thanks to the engagement of the associations Sound Lab, Terra del Sud and I’M Perfect. One of the most important is the forum on “esoteric Naples” to be held during the inauguration on Saturday March 25. Mysteries, miracles and shadows that Enel is bringing to light.