Blog der Professur Philip Ursprung

Nov 01

Since Antiquity, Naples has fascinated its visitors. Located under the most dangerous of Europe’s volcanoes, the city is emblematic for the precarious nature of civilization. Near Naples, our forebears located the mythical entrance to the underworld. Covered and protected by the ashes of Vesuvius the ruins of Pompeji keep the traces of daily life in the Roman Empire. For the enlightened aristocracy in the 18th and 19th century, Naples was the highlight of the Grand Tour. And today, its busy port, the booming, informal textile industry and the omnipresence of the Camorra are thrilling subjects for artists and theoreticians alike. How does the economic structure inform the built environment? How do the past and the present intertwine? On our expedition, we will explore the edges and the underground of the city, baroque chapels and fascist buildings. The members of the Roman artists group Stalker will be our guides. Armin Linke, Michael Clegg and Tobias Wootton with their photography students from HfB Karlsruhe will be our companions in the attempt to find answers and ask new questions.

(P.U., 12.7.12)


Blick vom Vesuv

Palazzo Reale di Portici

Spaziergang Portici-Ercolano (Miglio d’Oro)

Prozession in Ercolano



Villa d’Elbeuf

Prozession Santa Maria della Neve, Torre Annunziata

Verlassenes Industriegebiet von Via Plinio



Hafen Neapel


Neapel unterirdisch, Friedhof Fontanelle

Palazzo dello Spagnolo

Fondazione Morra

Museum Nitsch mit Teresa und Peppe Morra


Mostra d’Oltremare

Certosa di San Martino

Gruppenaustellung „Contorni di Napoli“

Tombola in Galleria Umberto I

Ciao bella Napoli

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