Underneath the Arches is pleased to announce its first exhibition Blind Horizon, by Arturo Hernández Alcázar. Curated by Chiara Pirozzi and Alessandra Troncone, and in collaboration with Associazione VerginiSanità, the exhibition will take place at the archeological site holding the remains of the Acquedotto Augusteo del Serino in the area Borgo Vergini – Rione Sanità in Naples.
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Exhibition March 25 -
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Arturo Hernández Alcázar’s works are the remains of actions developed in connection (but mainly in opposition) to the places and sites he relates to. Random walks, encounters, pick-
Blind Horizon follows a period of residency and research that Arturo Hernández Alcázar spent in Naples, exploring different areas of the city and its periphery. The artist shaped his research on suggestions from the geological and the archeological site, conceiving an installation that integrates intangible sources—like sound—with strong physical presences, reflecting on the ideas of control, manipulation of forces and power. The idea of horizon, outlined by the ancient aqueduct, is an example of human control over the territory, a loop process of construction and deconstruction, a layering materialization of the impact between natural and political history. Hernández Alcázar's site-
Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Es el ruido de su mundo destruyéndose (It is the noise of your world while destroyed), 2014 (studio photo detail). Horn speaker, brick, cement stone, copper, amplifier, cable and sound. Courtesy of the artist.
Underneath the Arches at the Acquedotto Augusteo del Serino is a program that aims to activate a dialogue between archeology and contemporary art, and to establish a relationship between the local material and immaterial culture and the artistic research of international artists. Under the artistic direction of Chiara Pirozzi and Alessandra Troncone, its main objective is to promote both existing cultural heritage and new production in contemporary art. In the enchanting space of the ancient Roman aqueduct, discovered in 2011 and located underneath a historical building called Palazzo Peschici Maresca, owned by the Arciconfraternita dei Pellegrini, international artists are invited to create temporary and site-