Private Luxury IIC Abu Dhabi

Private Luxury IIC Abu Dhabi

An installation that represents the life, destruction and rebirth of Pompeii and Herculaneum through the staging of two emblematic dwellings, the House of the Faun and the Villa of the Papyri. The creation, with its immersive approach, consists of the installation ‘The Second After’ and the audiovisual work ‘Timeless’, with the simultaneous diffusion of the essence ‘Rosso Pompei’ by Tiziana Terenzi.

The preview was presented in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, and during the Sharjah International Book Fair (scheduled from 2 to 13 November 2022), where Italy will be the guest of honour, will be presented an update focusing on the library of the Villa of the Papyri. The installation ‘The Second After’ recreates the dramatic moment of the violent eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Set between the sumptuous architecture, suspended in mid-air by the pyroclastic flows, are two reproductions, the Dancing Faun from Pompeii and the Sleeping Satyr from the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum.

The technique used is that of “wide frames”, which renders the materials ethereal, impalpable, captured in a sort of freeze frame in the moment immediately following the volcanic explosion. The video projection ‘Timeless’ is articulated in three blocks and shows in detail the works and luxurious architecture of Pompeii and Herculaneum, focusing on the sculptural bodies devastated by the eruption. The sound design created by Maestro Furio Valitutti is freely inspired by the suggestions of the volumes ‘De Vitiis’ and ‘De Musica’ (found in the library of the Villa dei Papiri) by the philosopher Filodemo da Gadara. Finally, the essence “Rosso Pompei” by Tiziana Terenzi, part of the Luna collection, opens with fruity notes and stands out for the hypnotic and aphrodisiac power of the forbidden flower of the tuberose of Mexico, combined with grey amber and associated with the delicacy of lily of the valley and royal jasmine. A particularly intense and nuanced perfume, designed to pay homage to the ancient splendour of the Vesuvian city.



Direction, coordination and artistic co-direction: Giuliano Gasparotti

Artistic direction: Francesco Mazzei

Curatorship and scientific advice: Salvatore Agizza, Paolo Giulierini, Maria Lucia Giacco

Organizational management and production: Pasquale Pio De Simone

Olfactory path: Tiziana Terenzi since 1968 – Cereria Terenzi Evelino

Organizational secretariat: Emiliana Cresci

Music: Furio Valitutti

Voice: Jeehee Han

3D modeling and concept design: Martina Cantiani

Video production: Daniele Fortini, Jerome Tryon

Statue reproductions: Samuele Sodini per Poliart

Press office: Alessio Postiglione

Special thanks to:

Paolo Glisenti, Section General Commissioner for Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai

Davide Rampello, Artistic Director of the Italy Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Ida Zilio-Grandi, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Andrea Catalani and Serafina Movilla, from Finmark

Janet Echelman, of the Echelman Studio

Mauro Magnone, of Tutto Expo

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