Francesco Galdieri

  • Naples Gazing

    CONTEMPORARY ART and the city of Naples haven’t always gone hand-in-hand. To understand the extent of the ostracism contemporary art has experienced here in the past, one only need recall that “Terrae Motus,” the exhibition of sixty—five artists organized in the aftermath of the tremendous 1980 earthquake in southern Italy and shown in museum spaces throughout half the world, was held at Reggia de Caserta, twenty miles out of town, through the private sponsorship of the late gallerist Lucio Amelio. Naples, after all, lacks a museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. But with the

  • Spedisci Un Video

    Spedisci on video” (Send a video), a show hosted by the city of Naples, included work by more than eighty Italian artists from several generations—all working with video, but in various styles and genres. For some years video has had an increasingly strong presence in the Italian art scene, and one can now argue that it has a stronger impact than painting, sculpture, or any other media. Anyone working in video was eligible to participate in this show; one had only to respond to an invitation that ran in magazines and newspapers, and was announced on the radio.

    The first exhibition of its type