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The exhibition by Laurie Anderson inaugurates a new multidisciplinary space in Naples, Made in Cloister, created following the restoration of a sixteenth century cloister
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Multifaceted artist Laurie Anderson will inaugurate the new multidisciplinary exhibition space opened in Naples at the end of May. The space, Made in Cloister, is a project that began with the lengthy, in-depth restoration of the formerly abandoned sixteenth century cloister of the church of Santa Caterina a Formiello. Made in Cloister opens with an important exhibition by Laurie Anderson, a versatile American musician and painter who famously summarized her unique relationship with paint and art by saying: “painting is like improvising music. Making these big gestures feels like playing the violin”. The exhibition includes thirty works by the artist all linked to her research on themes such as life, loss and the the consistency and inconsistency of the body. Laurie Anderson is considered one of the most daring and creative pioneers in America. Together with her husband Lou Reed she was among the first artists to support the Made in Cloister project. The Withness of the Body, produced by Fondazione Tramontano Arte, is her first exhibition in Naples. It is included in the program of the XXI Triennale International Exhibition ‘Design after Design’ in Milan and supported by MADRE - Museo d’Arte Donnaregina. Made in Cloister is an exhibition space for contemporary art and artisanal activities, an innovative model of a creative and cultural centre and a place for meetings, experimentation and production, where, artists and designers can share space and work with Neapolitan master artisans in a bid to combine the time-honoured traditions of Made in Italy workmanship with contemporary creations.
“Produced by Fondazione Tramontano Arte and supported by Museo Madre”