For informations and consultation: write to the e-mail of the Hermann Nitsch Museum, location of the Library for Contemporary Arts.

Address: Vico Lungo Pontecorvo 29/d, Naples


Tel: (0039) 0815641655

Opening: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment

To search for volumes connect to the online catalog OPAC
SBN web National Library Service

The Library for Contemporary Arts was born from Giuseppe Morra’s desire to make his collection accessible, which officially opened to the public in 2003. It currently consists of a corpus of over 8000 texts already present in SBN and other volumes, magazines, manuscripts and rare editions, in the process of being catalogued.

Sections of the Library:

  • GENERAL ART (from 1930 to the present day)
  • PHILOSOPHY (with donations from Arcangelo Izzo, art critic)

The Library also has donations and collections:

  • Luca Maria Patella Collection: it shows Patella’s artistic approach, a tireless exploration of the unlimited universe of language.
  • Arrigo Lora Totino Fund: consisting mainly of monographic texts by Arrigo Lora Totino and volumes dedicated to him.
  • Gutai Group Fund: section focused on the Japanese artistic current and the figure of Shozo Shimamoto.
  • Living Theatre Fund: section focused on the pictorial period of Julian Beck and the performing activities of the Living Theatre.
  • Archivio Mario Franco: consisting mainly of film texts with some sections dedicated to photography, the avant-garde movements of the ’20s and ’60s, art and art criticism, philosophy.