CAMouflage - Photocopies for a cultural revolution
The CAM Museum in Casoria took the decision to cover its permanent collection pieces and only show their reproductions due to its acknowledged impossibility to guarantee the sufficient standard for their preservation, enjoyment, improvement and promotion, missing economic, politic and social support.
Though the visitors will be welcomed and the artistic agenda guaranteed, it will be denied to them the chance to enjoy the works but with photocopies, like to many other spaces in Europe is denied the opportunity to make culture available.
Additionally, at the public opening of the museum with photocopies, the work of Antonio Manfredi presented for the 54° Venice Biennale has been destroyed.
The gesture of protest means the total cancellation of a work of art, act of rebellion against the impossibility of culture survival in the actual socio-political conditions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kyPBo8Vdak&feature=youtu.be).
In a society where everything is Merchandising, Benefit, Marketing; where banks, economic and financial lobbies rule and monopolize markets; where governments are absent, impotent or collusive; where culture and scientific research seems an unbearable burden during economic slump, CAMouflage_Photocopies for a cultural revolution, is the art protest for civilization and CAM, in a place of Camorra, says Enough! by becoming a place for challenge.
On the occasion photocopies of the 1.000 works of CAM permanent collection have been sent to the President for Culture and Education at the European Parliament, Doris Pack, to the Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Lorenzo Ornaghi, to the President of the Campania Region, Stefano Caldoro and to the Major of Casoria city, Vincenzo Carfora.