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The main office of SMMAVE – Contemporary Art Centre is at Santa Maria della Misericordia ai Vergini church, also known as the Misericordiella. We started to restore, re-open and promote this sixteenth and seventeenth century cult building with the intention of making it a centre devoted to visual arts and historical, artistic fields. We also encourage cross-cultural links to music, theatre and science. Our laboratory is open to local inhabitants, other associations working in the area and

Tours and educational activities

Santa Maria della Misericordia church is open to visitors for educational visits given by art historians as well as promotional events for the Borgo Vergini, in collaboration with other local associations, schools and universities. For further information or enquiries email: Mobile telephone: (00 39) 366 3270911

Restoration and research

Misericordiella church, its local premises and its hypogeum had been closed to visitors for years, resulting in a run down and dilapidated complex. We continue to clean, restore and promote the building so that it will again be used as a place for research, learning and artistic production; a place that is open for local citizens and associations. 2015/2016 projects: Removal of waste and debris from the upper church, nearby rooms and entry staircase to the hypogeum to enable easy

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SMMAVE – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea è un’associazione culturale con sede a Napoli, nella chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia ai Vergini, detta Misericordiella. Stiamo portando avanti la pulizia, il recupero e la valorizzazione di questo bene per farne un luogo di ricerca, didattica e produzione artistica. Collaborano con noi storici dell’arte, architetti, artisti, fotografi, restauratori, esperti di cinema e di teatro. Il presidente di SMMAVE è Christian Leperino, artista.

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Complesso della Misericordiella - via Fuori Porta San Gennaro 15 – 80137 Napoli

+39 366 3270911