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Ipogeo dei Cristallini presents Sidus Terrae (Star of the Earth) by Christian Leperino, the first artistic installation within the site, which will be on display until 30 September 2022.


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The opening of the Ipogeo dei Cristallini triggers the reactivation of a precious collective memory concerning the district, the city of Naples and its history, offering a special opportunity to learn to understand the present, digging into the past and making it relive.

Christian Leperino, an artist who has been contributing to the cultural life of Sanità district for years, has chosen to highlight the legacy embodied by the Hypogeum of the Crystals through an inconspicuous figure of an anonymous child. His image is just taking shape, emerging from the cast. His eyes are closed: is he sleeping? Are you dreaming? It’s real? Does it represent a single individual or is it a reflection of each of us?

Around her an aura of quiet silence and intriguing mystery to be discovered. This double portrait shows a process of forming a sculpture, also referred to the knowledge of the archaeological site of the Hypogeum and the choice of reviving, cultivating, rejuvenating, interpreting its history in the living context of the community.