The art metro in Naples is a highly original project, a museum underground where the transit spaces have been enriched by renowned artists such as Mimmo Jodice, Jannis Kounellis and Mario Merz.
The artists’ works have been placed in the stations becoming an integrated part of the architectural spaces. The experimental concept of placing artistic works outside of their usual context has been enormously successful; the stations become artistic containers allowing all the users of the public transport system to enjoy the works in an unconventional and entirely original manner.
Each station has a separate theme, designer and feel. With just one ride ticket you can visit all of the stations.
This new form of art exhibiting has generated so much interest and approval and has been noticed internationally, so much so that the ¡°Naples art metro¡± project was one of the most interesting submissions at the VII edition of the Biennale di Venezia. The English newspaper ¡°The Guardian¡± endorsed the acclaim by defining the metro in Naples as the most beautiful in Europe.