Lab.Oratorio, is a multifunctional space that enhances Made in Cloister’s cultural program: a project space dedicated to research, experimentation and exposure of the young contemporary art scene and also screening, talk, performance.
Lab.Oratorio is built to be a place of experience through artistic practice, the involvement of the community and craftsmen. Lab.Oratorio is located on the first floor of the monumental complex of Santa Caterina a Formiello.
After an initial period in which the space - left in the state of neglect in which it was found - hosted various laboratory and exhibition projects, Lab.oratorio restarts thanks to a careful restoration that recovers another place of the ancient monumental complex.
The mission of the Made in Cloister Foundation - which since 2016 is concerned with the enhancement of cultural heritage through the involvement of local community 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, being a place of transit and passage, is a perfect multipurpose space.
"Lab.", 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.
by Enzo Distinto
curated by Valentina Apicerni
November 9 / December 6, 2019
"Wall Water" is the trace of two rivers that intersect, the Sebeto, the secret river of Naples, and the Nile, represented as two walls of water that rise upwards, symbolizing the encounter between different civilizations, unified by a common element that marks the utopian disappearance of the political borders between countries and allows the Earth to be viewed as a single large continent, which can be crossed freely by all.
15 Febbraio / 30 Marzo 2019
Nuvola Ravera has conceived a site-specific installation after a period of research on the territory and of production, carried out with the Neapolitan workers specialized in artisan saponification.