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  • Sette Stagioni dello Spirito
    Sette Stagioni dello Spirito
    Gian Maria Tosatti
    Napoli - Exhibitions, from 17/12/16 to 20/03/17
    Sette Stagioni dello Spirito
    Gian Maria Tosatti
    MADRE, from 17/12/16 to 20/03/17

Sette Stagioni dello Spirito Gian Maria Tosatti



From 2013 to 2016 the whole city of Naples was involved in the impressive multi-year project Sette Stagioni dello Spirito (“Seven Seasons of the Spirit”) by Gian Maria Tosatti (Rome, 1980). For the conception and realization of the project, the artist retraced the path of Il castello interiore (“The interior castle”, 1577), the book where St. Teresa of Avila subdivides the human soul into seven rooms, transfigured by Tosatti into as many, monumental environmental installations. A work in progressive formation, polysemic and with complex outcomes, which seeks to redefine the relationship between art and community, being conceived as a single great urban novel, visual and performative, which, by exploring the city and the communitarian dimension of civil life, probes the human soul suspended between the antithetical but complementary limits of good and evil.

The final exhibition renders the memory of this collective experience and reconstructs its walkthrough at the same time behind the scenes, enabling the public to retrace it in its overall articulation and recount its intimate dimension, until they reach the threshold of the artist’s studio to grasp and witness the overlapping of the decisions and changes, the preliminary drawings, preparatory sketches, documents and remains of the creative workshop presented as a diary, crammed with notes and erasures, conceived for the “city and its inhabitants.”

Sette Stagioni dello Spirito will be displayed in two areas of Madre museum: in the Project room on the ground floor and in seven galleries on the second floor. The Project Room will exhibits the floor of the artist’s studio during his stay in Naples and his diary, together with a feature film recounting the impressive process of making this work. The walkthrough on the second floor, by contrast, is conceived as a sequence of seven “mental rooms” embodying the seven themes of the Sette Stagioni dello Spirito: ignorance, inertia, error, salvation, ascension, doing good and destiny.



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  • The Site reopens to visitors on May 3 for the DL 52 of April 22, 2021
    Reservation is recommended from Monday to Friday and mandatory for weekends and public holidays.

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December 24, 2016: 10:00 to 18:30 (last admission at 17:30)

December 25, 2016: 10:00 to 14:00 (last admission 13:00 hours)

December 26, 2016: Regular public opening

December 31, 2016: 10:00 to 18:30 (last admission 17:30)

January 1, 2017: 14:00 to 19:30 (last admission 18:30)

January 6, 2017: Regular public opening

From Monday to Sunday: 10.00am — 07.00pm

+39 081 193 13 016

Sette Stagioni dello Spirito
Gian Maria Tosatti



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  • - Reduced € 3.50
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  • EU people between 6 and 25 years old



    Free: Monday

    Free: Children under 6 years, groups, schools, journalists, accompanying teachers, professors of art history, ICOM-ICROM members, tourist guides, Cardholders AMACI.

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    Required, € 15.00 (from 12 up to 30 students )