MAMT||Museo Mediterraneo dell' Arte, della Musica e delle Tradizioni (EN)

The MAMT- Mediterranean Museum of Art, Music and Traditions is an institution created by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the aim “to experience” in an interactive way, the positive emotions of Our Sea through Arts, Music and Traditions. The MAMT is one of the most important initiatives of Fondazione Mediterraneo: an active space created in order to let communicate Arts, Music and Traditions of the Mediterranean contemporary society. The awareness of a past full of ancient traditions is the base for the construction of a rational and connected humanity: the vastness of the Mediterranean area collects together the responsibility, the hard work and intelligence with the ability to share spaces and cultures. Today, more than ever, the sense of future is given by the awareness of the sorrow, of the conflicts and at the same time by the ability to share joys and bond.
Art and Music are since ever the tool of communication and sharing of the humanity that, in a particular “Mediterranean” path, allows us to overtake the violence of the human being that showed itself in his greater brutality in countries as Bosnia, Palestine, Syria and other places: as testify of this there are Bosnia, in order not to forget and Suffering and Hope in the world, exhibitions of the museum.

At the same time there are symbols inviting to meeting and hope appear in lands of desolation and Hush: The Ferrigno Nativity Scene, the exhibition a Sea, three Faiths, the Peace and the Last Neapolitan Supper are part of the Museum.
Near the Totem of Peace and other works by Mario Molinari, sculptor of the color, accompanies the lonely journey of freedom, the Dreamlike World of John Crown and the desire of participation and recognition of the role of women in the Mediterranean in the exhibition “Breaking the Veils, women artists of Islamic World”.
Fado, Flamenco, Tango and Sirtaki, the Song of Naples, the Great Lyric Operas, Arabic Music and the Classics of all the times catch the attention of the audience with the acoustic perfection of the “Music hall” of the Museum.
The section dedicated to Pino Daniele has a particular meaning.
The warm of the Mediterranean human nature and the awareness of the necessity to keep track, the the wealth and the fertility find in the “Section Architecture” – with the Associated presences of Alvaro Siza, Ciamarra Picas, Vittorio Di Pace, Nicola Pagliara, Marco Introini and others - and in the Voices of the Migrants and other strong point.
The artworks of Pietro and Rino Volpe mark Mediterranean signs in which the culture and the literature merge with the creativity making a unique collection.
A collection of HD video about the most important sites of the Campania Region will accompany the tourists of cruises and the visitors in the whole building: the ground floor facing on Municipio Square will host an info-point unique in its kind. The MAMT is also an articulated system of services in the heart of the city of Naples: the library, the emeroteque, the music hall, salt conventions, the restaurants, the Euromedcafé, the residences and the bookshop receive the visitor with sympathy and enthusiasm: that enthusiasm of the Mediterranean!

A great influx of visitors - in compliance with Covid 19 rules - and of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museo della Pace - MAMT for the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini's birth.
"An anniversary that coincides with the madness of the war in Ukraine," said President Michele Capasso, "which is why Pier Paolo's message and values are more relevant than ever. Today we were in Scampia, in front of the mural depicting him: a way of paying homage to one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century".
President Capasso recalled that Pasolini was born in Bologna on 5 March 1922.
He was a controversial author, scandalous for a long time in the Italy of his time for a homosexuality that he did not hide, 'cursed' for the circumstances of his tragic death (he was murdered at the Idroscalo di Ostia on the night between 1 and 2 November 1975), the dynamics of which have not been fully clarified, but also marked by a constant fascination with the sacred dimension (his Vangelo secondo Matteo is perhaps the most beautiful film ever made on the life of Jesus).
One hundred years from his birth is one of those round anniversaries," continues Capasso, "that bring attention and reflection to an author, and even more so to an author like Pasolini, on whose work a critical production has flourished over the years that is unparalleled by that of any other 20th-century writer.
An anniversary like this is an opportunity to ask ourselves some questions.
What is Pasolini's originality?
What are the reasons for his importance?
How is he still relevant today?
These are questions that we must try to answer without rhetoric, avoiding the temptation of hagiography: Pasolini should be addressed and discussed, not necessarily approved of in everything he did or said. His originality is linked to the extreme versatility of his creative path: Pasolini began as a poet (Poesie a Casarsa, 1942), continued as a novelist (Ragazzi di vita, 1955), continued as a film director (starting with Accattone, 1961), wrote for the theatre and newspapers, was a literary critic and columnist. He also painted: and perhaps this is the only concession to amateurism in an artistic career in which he reached the highest peaks in every field in which he ventured. But his work should be read as a whole, without separating the different genres: then it truly appears as a great 'total' work, in which the different phases intertwine in an open and mobile creative discourse.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo hosted the presentation of Gianfranco Rotondi's book: "La variante D.C. storia di un partito che non c'è più' e di uno che non c'è ancora". (Solferino Editore).
Speakers included the lawyer Domenico Salerno, the Honourable Antonio Iodice and Geremia Gaudino.
In his address, President Capasso emphasised the seriousness of the historical moment with the war in Ukraine by reading extracts from the Appeal and showing a video on the activities of the Foundation for Peace and the United States of Europe and the World.
At the previous presentation of the book, the President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, spoke in Avellino.

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General Ignazio Gibilaro, Inter-regional Commander of Southern Italy of the Guardia di Finanza, visited the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Accompanied by Senator Giuseppe Lumia and Colonel Giuseppe Garofalo, the General spent many hours in a detailed visit of the emotional paths of the Museum: in particular those dedicated to the themes of peace, legality and social justice.
After discussing the topical issue of the war in Ukraine and viewing some of the many activities carried out in over thirty years by the Fondazione Mediterraneo per la pace, General Gibilaro expressed his satisfaction with a place that he described as "unique" and of extraordinary importance for dialogue and cooperation.
In the book of honour he wrote:
"Fascinated and moved by a place that is an incredible source of emotions and reflections, I thank the incomparable architect Michele Capasso for the experience he has given me".

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At the Museum of Peace - MAMT we remembered Sister Maria Pia Giudici on the second anniversary of her death. Pictures, poems, paintings, books, interviews and much more on the large video walls of the Museum recounted the long life of a religious who made the Gospel and love for Jesus the foundation of her existence.
President Michele Capasso was moved to tears as he recalled his long friendship with Sister Maria Pia and the example of a simple life in joy, well summed up in the film "MARIA PIA GIUDICI: THE JOY IN A SIMPLE LIFE".
In connection with the San Biagio House of Prayer (Subiaco) there was a touching moment of collective remembrance that ended with the intervention of Bishop Giovanni Giudici, Sister Maria Pia's nephew.
On this occasion the visits of Sister Maria Pia to the Don Bosco Museum and Chapel were recalled.

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