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Contemporary Arts Library

The Contemporary Arts Library, which opened officially in 2003, grew from Giuseppe Morra’s wish to make his collection available to the public.

It currently holds a corpus of about two thousand five hundred SBN-catalogued texts, plus other books, journals, manuscripts, and rare editions still in the process of registration.

The Library has the following sections:

  1. GENERAL ART (from 1930 to date)
  2. FUTURISM
  3. 3)DADAISM
  4. HAPPENING AND FLUXUS
  5. VIENNESE ACTIONISM
  6. 6)VISUAL POETRY (the material mainly consists of texts by Arrigo Lora Totino and books dedicated to him)

The Library also houses donations and collections:

  1. The Luca Maria Patella collection: these works illustrate Patella’s artistic approach, a tireless exploration of the limitless universe of language.
  2. The GUTAI GROUP: a section centred on the figure of Shozo Shimamoto
  3. LIVING THEATRE: a section focusing on Julian Beck’s pictorial period and the performative activities of the Living Theatre
  4. The Arcangelo Izzo collection. The collection of material by art critic Arcangelo Izzo mainly focuses on his studies of aesthetics and philosophy

Fondazione Morra

Vico Lungo Pontecorvo 29/d
80135 Naples, Italy

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm| Saturday 10am-2pm

Info Point

Tel +39 081 5641655
Fax +39 081 5641494

info@fondazionemorra.org

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