Passaggio della Vittoria
Mutina for Art presents a new project for the series Dialogue, dedicated to ceramics experimental productions of contemporary artists. The great site-specific installation Passaggio della Vittoria by artist Paul Thorel, commissioned by Madre Museum in Naples, will open on 22 June 2018.
It is a large-scale mosaic of about 180 square meters made with 1,832,400 tiles, each one square centimeter, and decorated with digital machines, laid on the four walls of the passage that connects the central courtyard of the museum to the sculpture courtyard.
Passaggio della Vittoria dissolves a combination of shapes and colors through a special process of image decomposition, typical of Thorel’s work. The installation, commissioned by Museo Madre, quotes natural elements, typical Neapolitan architectural references and physical and mental landscapes suggestions. This monumental wall installation combines the traditional technique of mosaic with the language of pixels and technology, creating an evocative and strongly contemporary experience.
A set of shapes, segments, horizons and colors accompanies the visitor in the passage from one point to another during the visit. The transit from digital decomposition to the real recomposition of the gaze and “the passage” from the absence of vision to intuition, are the interpretative elements manifested in their most emblematic meaning, and constitute the most complete work created by the artist to date.
Passaggio della Vittoria is the result of a special collaboration between artist, museum and company, a dialogue that has made possible the creation of a new permanent installation in one of the most important Italian museum Institutions.