Founded in Naples in 2007, ART1307 is a cultural institution whose mission is to promote the visual arts on an international level.
It is a matter of an essentially cultural purpose, and within this context the association has strived to establish international exchanges with other cultural institutions abroad in order to offer artists and the public a much vaster and more varied scenario of contemporary art.
The artists who have been invited to exhibit with ART1307 have not been chosen so much, or not only, on the basis of whether they have already gained international recognition, but first and foremost on that of the quality and talent manifested by their works.
The association has chosen artists of all age groups, even if special attention has been dedicated to young emergent ones, but the most important aim has been to give the public an opportunity to experience the new creative expressions of contemporary art and the great variety of materials with which many artists choose to measure swords.
ART1307 is a sort of “place” of research,
In this context conferences and meetings with the artist have been organized on a regular basis, also at schools. Many such initiatives have been held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples and at the Art Institute of Benevento (Campania).
The association’s exhibition venue in Naples is a spectacular villa from the 18th century: Villa di Donato, an ancient hunting lodge used in the past by the Bourbons, which once lied inside the vast forest of Capodimonte. Exhibitions have held in many other venues over the years, not only in Italy but above all abroad, in France and above all in Since 2011, in Los Angeles, California, the association set up a “branch”, whose main purpose is to promote Italian artists on the other side of the Atlantic.
Over the years ART1307 has established relations with American cultural institutions as LA Artcore, LAAA and the West Hollywood Public Library in Los Angeles, with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in California, with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; in France with the Festival des Alpilles in Provence; in Japan with the Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo just to mention a few locations where prestigious exchange exhibitions of Italian and foreign artists have been held.
In Italy with the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Naples, the PAN Palazzo delle Arti Naples, the Pio Monte della Misericordia, the MANN Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
In 14 years of activity we have promoted a considerable amount of events because a single credo determines and directs our actions: Art is the only remedy and the only salvation for a world where living is worthwhile.