Lab.Oratorio, is a project space dedicated to research, experimentation and exposure of the young contemporary art scene.
Lab.Oratorio is built to be a place of experience through artistic practice, the involvement of the community and craftsmen. Lab.Oratorio is located in Porta Capuana, on the first floor of the monumental complex of Santa Caterina in Formiello, the constitutive space of the ancient passage corridor, as well as a connecting place, between the large cloister and the small cloister that characterize the entire complex and that, even today, represent the architectural backbone of the former Borbone woolen factory. The mission of the Made in Cloister Foundation - which since 2006 is concerned with the enhancement of cultural heritage through the involvement of local citizens for the creation of a model of sustainable development - is enriched and expanded through the opening of a new space that, even thanks to its particular architectural structure, it lends itself to being a place of transit and passage in which to start a process of research and production, up to the exhibition. "Laboratory", therefore, as a place dedicated to experimentation and "Oratorio" as a space for dialogue and comparison, theoretical analysis and intergenerational exchange; the dual vocation defines the hybrid identity of space, built through highly practical moments and theoretical moments, creative forge and exhibition venue.
Lab.Oratorio is set up to be a place to cross and travel both for artists, who will be invited to activate a highly experiential and relational process, both for the visitor, from time to time involved in activities such as study visits, talks and exhibitions .