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To underline the link with Naples, a city where Italgas has a historical presence, support was given to the exhibition "Le Otto Opere di Misericordia" by Oliviero Rainaldi, open to the public from July 18 to September 30, 2018, at the Pio Monte della Misericordia.

With this exhibition Oliviero Rainaldi, one of the most important Italian artists of international fame, revisits one of the greatest masterpieces of art history preserved at the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples, The Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio, proposing the addition of an octave that recalls mercy with oneself.

Hovering between sacred and profane, mysticism and investigation of human nature, the sculpture created by master Rainaldi is inspired by that flame symbol of the Spirit, citing the torch that appears in the centre of Caravaggio's canvas that dominates the apse of the church.

 

The exhibition, curated by Maria Savarese, is the result of the scientific-cultural collaboration between Oliviero Rainaldi and the Pio Monte di Misericordia in Naples and is attended by Genus Bononiae, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (MoCa), the Venice International University, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Michigan, USA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cassino.