CAM_Casoria Contemporary Art Museum was born in 2005
with the aim to become a cultural pole, an experimental laboratory
but, above all, as a point of reference for universal contemporary
art with an open context.
Founded and directed by Antonio Manfredi, starts from
the general consideration that a public collection of art is mirror
of the times art and culture. Therefore the attention of the museum
team is focused on a fundamental aim: the Museum to be a cultural
reference point, stimulating for everybody and not at all a static
place. The Museum means therefore to be a place of meeting and
exchange, with wide and several cultural programs addressed to the
This operation is meant to create a village of
shapes, a kind of ideal city, where the present works live together
in an harmonious way, allowing them to express their differences.
CAM_Casoria Contemporary Art Museum was not born as
mere cultural exhibition machine, not even as museum containing
simulacra, but it is close to how we would like a museum to be
today: a place where culture and research is produced, where
didactics is carried, stimulating an hermeneutic experience of the
contemporary, where creativity is visualized, where the current
aesthetic complexity is known and practiced.
The collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of
Casoria is open to an international growth; worldwide artists are in
there with no prejudices on regards of any country nor ethnicity.
The main objective is to bring closer and involve all
of those interested to contemporary art and sensible to the fast
revolution of expressive forms all over the world. Through
periodical workshops – where artists are invited and involved – the
interaction between artists exposing and visitors is carried so as
to make contemporary art clear and comprehensible to all those
people willing to open up their own horizons.
It extends on an area of 3.500 sm ca out of which
3.000 sm are permanent exhibition.
It permanently exposes and has acquired in its
collection 1000 works ca of contemporary art of painting, sculpture,
photography, video and installations by important worldwide artists.
Its multimedia and far east art collection is among
the biggest and its collection of contemporary Neapolitan artists
(from the second post-war period till today) is among the most
complete in Italy.
Among its activities is the promotion, exhibition,
cataloguing, collection of works and books on contemporary art.
Travelling exhibitions and events are also carried in
cooperation with important overseas Museums of Contemporary Art.
Guided tours through its spaces for teachers, pupils and students
are also arranged.
The City of
Casoria is located close to Naples, on the main route to Caserta,
the volcanic plain consisting of Campi Flegrei and Vesuvius.
Casoria due to its
position has a long history and tradition since
the fifth century.
With the Industrial
revolution the City became
an industrialized region. Today yhe , a city
transforming itself, from an industrial zone
into an important cultural centre.