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It is time – from June 3rd in the Museum of Paestum you can visit the exhibition “The Invisible image. The Tomb of the Diver on the 50th anniversary of its discovery”. The exhibition, which includes archaeological materials from Magna Graecia and modern works, from Guido Reni to Canova and De Chirico, is open until October 7th.
With this exhibition, Paestum pushes the concept of archaeological exhibition in contexts which, to the best knowledge, have never been dealt with before. It is not that there have never been exhibitions which compared ancient and modern works. But, substantially, they fall within two types.
One entails the thematic comparison. In some cases, such as in the exhibition Pompei@Madre, the result is fascinating, in others it risks to be arbitrary and superficial.
The other type is centered on the “luck” of the ancient. It is the type that, generally, archaeologist are less reluctant to accept, maybe because it reaffirms the centrality of the ancient in the determination of the. Basically, it is based on the importance of archaeology.
What does not emerge from the exhibitions of the type “The luck of…” is the way in which the present determines the past.…