Dispositio ex clausione linearum Project by Rome Business School’s Alumnus Fabio Avella at Museo Diocesano in Salerno

The Rome Business School is delighted to share the Dispositio ex clausione linearum Project, an artistic experimentation centred around drawing, curated by Marcello Francolini and Fabio Avella, an alumnus of our Master course in Arts and Culture Management.

The first phase, which took place between the 16th and the 22nd of April, invited the artists to articulate a serious and careful view of contemporary man by utilising the ability of drawings to represent the world, as was intended in the medieval tradition by Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio: a work aimed at isolating from the noise of contemporary society. Besides the curators, the following were present: the Director Don Luigi Aversa, Professor Vincenzo Esposito (Anthropology), Dr. Lucio Buonomo (Psychology) and Father Giuseppe De Vincentiis (Theology).

The second phase of the project will involve the exhibition of the works of art. The artistic production of Dario Agrimi (Trani), Antonio Finelli (Roma), and Angelo Maisto (Santa Maria Capua Vetere) will be exhibited from May 19, the day of the preview, until June 19. The allegory of the Società della stanchezza (Fatigue Society) will remain property of the museum and will open the contemporary art collection.

The specific aim of the project is the production of works of art through the analytic and descriptive capacities of drawings—to be executed on the finest Amatruda paper—representing contemporary society. Within the temporal and meditational path of the cloister, this analysis will reflect the development of a particular social structure in which individuals are enslaved to an obsessive form of positivism, to the detriment of slowness, of time dedicated to oneself, and of “specific” individual self-determination. The basic ideas for reflection are provided by Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, who saw in drawing a kind of inner exploration that included both collected reflection and the time needed for execution, and by the South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han, who, in his 1997 essay Fatigue Society, analysed social change resulting from the acceleration of the individual speculative condition and of individuals themselves, who are constantly pushed towards excessive productivity.

The catalogue listing the goals achieved during the residency phase will be presented as part of the exhibition and under the patronage of the Fornace Falcone company, which is always proactive in sustaining the most meritorious artistic initiatives located in the Campania region.

Location: Museo Diocesano di Salerno
Director: Don Luigi Aversa
Residency project title: Dispositio ex clausione linearum
Project curators: Marcello Francolini e Fabio Avella
Artists: Dario Agrimi, Antonio Finelli, Angelo Maisto
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