Maleventum, Gianluca Capozzi’s personal exhibition, curated by Raul Zamudio will remain open until July 31st. The exhibition features a series of the most recent pictorial works by the young Italian artist from his international route. We invite you to visit the exhibition online at our website: www.giamaartstudio.it
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Gianfranco Matarazzo GiaMaArt studio
Consisting of painting, the title is culled from two sources. One comes from Benevento’s ancient Roman description: Maleventum, which translates as “site of bad events”. Maleventum was considered so ominous that its name would be changed by Romans to something more benign: Beneventum; and finally to its current nomenclature as Benevento. The other allusion in the exhibition’s title is more contemporary, for it comes verbatim from the similarly named album by the Italian Death Metal band, Opera IX.Maleventum’s historical description was based on numerous factors concurrent with, and post ancient Rome. One entails the violent, bloody battles that took place in the expansion of the Roman Republic. Later in the sixth century AD, the Germanic people known as the Lombards seized Beneventum and although they eventually would adopt Catholicism, their burgeoning reign brought the worship of faunal pagan gods and rites that would rub up against Christendom. These perceived heresies initiated Benevento’s future folkloric perception as a place steeped in witchery and sorcery. The exhibition uses these sources as curatorial foil to investigate the occult and attendant crypto-fascist backdrop of historical events, politics, and the cult of personality.
The exhibition will be held until the 31st July 2014, from Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm and at 8pm by appointment. The times may vary so it is advisable to always check by calling.