A particular exhibition in the splendid Sansevero Chapel Museum in Naples: “In vitro humanitas” presents human bodies made with the lampwork glass technique, in direct dialogue with the two extraordinary eighteenth-century anatomical machines found in the museum’s underground cavea
Figurative human sculpture entirely made of glass. Only glass, glossy and transparent, can be molded into a glittering network of interwoven threads that acquire substance from the color but above all from the reflections of light. They arouse ambivalent feelings: can one be disturbed by a worrying situation of physical or mental coercion in which humans struggle in vain against an unknown force or smile at this playful spectacle?
Pas de Deux
The works generated by the hands of Pino Signoretto and Mauro Bonaventura are the result of a collaboration based on an exceptional understanding between the two artists. A fundamental condition remains the perfect harmony of intent that led here to the creation of glass sculptures in which the sculptural form perfected by Signoretto remains imprisoned within a shiny, transparent, yet binding, vitreous net made by Bonaventura.