Palazzo delle Esposizioni hosts "Sublimi Anatomie", an exhibition designed to rediscover the cognitive and critical importance of observing the human body, a multimodal practice with a centuries-old history, primarily involving the senses such as sight and touch but also techniques, instruments and technologies.
"Sublimi Anatomie" focuses around a reconstruction of the Amphithéâtre de Morphologie in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, which hosts a late 18th Century anatomy theatre inspired, in its turn, by similar anatomical theatres, such as the one in Padua (1595), the most ancient of the world, and the Archiginnasio in Bologna (1637).
The exposition, curated by Andrea Carlino, Philippe Comar, Anna Luppi, Vincenzo Napolano and Laura Perrone, displays a selection of objects and documents of immense historical, artistic and scientific value. They illustrate the history both of the observation of the human body and of the human body as an observer in the arts and sciences, while linking up to contemporary artistic research in drawing, sculpture, multimedial art and performance, as it seeks to shed light on the physical and material nature of the body, without forgetting the importance of the machines that appear to be able to explore even the body's least visible details and its most complex processes.
Thus fitted out, the rotunda in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni becomes a fully-fledged workshop for drawing from life, in this case replacing corpses with living models in order to stimulate observation from life as an analytical tool designed to trigger dynamics capable of activating the eye, the hand and the body, and hosting a scientific, socio-anthropological and philosophical debate on the vision and "construction" of the image of the human body. As a venue for gesture and movement, the rotunda serves both as training ground and as a stage for performances.
Image: Femme vue de dos, disséquée de la nuque au sacrum, dite l'Ange anatomique, Planche non reliée, provenant de Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty, “Mytologie complète en couleur et grandeur naturelle”, Paris, 1746, Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire Santé Médecine, Parigi
Dal 22 ottobre 2019 al 6 gennaio 2020
Domenica, martedì, mercoledì e giovedì dalle 10.00 alle 20.00
Venerdì e sabato dalle 10.00 alle 22.30
L'ingresso è consentito fino a un'ora prima della chiusura