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CAMouflage - Photocopies for a cultural revolution

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© Courtesy of CAM Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum
CAMouflage - Photocopies for a cultural revolution

Via Duca D’Aosta 63/A
80026 Casoria
Italy
March 2nd, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
Opening: March 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.casoriacontemporaryartmuseum....
COUNTRY:  
Italy
EMAIL:  
internationalartnews@gmail.com
PHONE:  
+39 0817576167
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Sunday 10,00 am - 1,00 pm/ Saturday 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm

DESCRIPTION

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.