Divine Section

The exhibition, curated by Luca Molinari and Chiara Ingrosso brings together 70 Italian architects to the Palazzo Reale of Caserta, giving life to a comparison between story and image for a contemporary vision of Dante’s Divina Commedia. From 8 to 29 March.

The representation of the three worlds crossed by Dante within the Divine Comedy fascinated visionary artists, illustrators and scientists for centuries. Giuseppe Terragni was the first among the architects to give shape to Dante’s  imaginary through the never-built Danteum project in Rome, imagining the otherworldly journey as a spatial as well as spiritual experience, made possible by the instruments of architecture.
The curators have now suggested this experiment to 70 Italian architectural firms, asking them for a two-dimensional image of the Commedia in the form of a section.