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Friday, May 22- Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Roma Pass
The city of Rome offers a pass good for three days of public transport plus free admission to two museums and reduced prices for all other museums and major events. The cost of the three-day pass is €30. Buy them at tourist kiosks or museum ticket counters.
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Sintattica. Luigi Battisti / Claudio Adami / Pasquale Polidori
A site- specific installation of painting, sculpture, sound, and video. Fine lines and a tenacious bond might define the collaboration between the three artists, Claudioadami, Luigi Battisti and Pasquale Polidori, who have decided to present their works in the name of syntax, a word that from its root "syn", indicates precise union. The line, however, is the focus of a number of works in this exhibition. Claudio Adami's inspiration is derived from graphic transcriptions in selected texts by Samuel Beckett. Altogether, the works of these artists overlap and dialogue with environments and material of the sculptor Hendrick Andersen, whose work is the museum’s permanent installation.
Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9;30 am – 7:30 pm; opens May 27 through October 11

Maurizio Donzelli – AD Altemps

Thoughout his artistic practice, Maurizio Donzelli has focused on lines and the fluid form of drawing, the reciprocal relationship between light and color, the progressive revelation that an image is almost never completed until it is finally observed. Here, he accommodates his process by creating ever-changing environments among the museums permanent collection of antique sculptures.
Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps Piazza Di San’Apollinare 8  (near Piazza Altemps)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:45 pm; May 26 through July 26

Gioacchino Ersoch (1815 -1902) Un architetto per Roma Capitale
An exhibition dedicated to Swiss architect, urban planner, and inventor Giocchino Ersoch celebrates the bi-centennial of his birth. Along with architectural models and design projects, the exhibition includes paintings and vintage photographs that document the period in which he worked in Rome, 1848 to 1889.
Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi, Via Di San Pantaleo (Piazza Navona)
Tuesdday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through September 20

L’eleganza del cibo. Tales about food and fashion

A major exhibition coordinated with Expo 2015 celebrates nutrition, which is the dominant theme of the world expo, and the relationships among nutrition, craftsmanship and the creativity behind the “Made in Italy” lablel. More than 160 creations from the 1950’s to present, some seen publicly for the first time, include accessories, clothing, photography, videos, holograms, video mapping and visual-art. Food-inspired fashion by Armani, Prada, Etro, Gattinoni, Ferragamo, Moschino, Ken Scott. Eight photographs by Korean photographer Yeonju Sung, depict how food can interact with fashion and assume its form.
Mercati Di Traino, Via IV Novembre 94
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through November 1

Thomas Ashby – La Grande Guerra; l’altro volto del coraggio

A selection of 25 photographs by Thomas Ashby represent scenes of British Red Cross volunteers on the Italian-Austrian front during WWI. This exhibition forms part of a series of events in Italy commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Thomas Ashby was the Director of the British School, Rome during that era.
Palazzo Doria Pamphil, Via del Corso 305 (near Piazza Venezia)
9 am – 7 pm; through June 6



Florence Henri

Photographs by American-born photographer Florence Henri (New York, 1893-1982) who produced a series of images focused mostly on Roman antiquities while sojourning in Italy between 1931 and 1932. Henri began her artistic career as a painter but turned to photography during her studies at the Bauhaus in Germany. Her portrait studio, along with that of Man Ray, was widely known in Paris. She is said to be one of the foremost surrealist photographers of the 20th century. Her wide-ranging portfolio of images explores the mechanics of perception. Henri’s works include portraits, still lifes, (mostly industrial objects), abstract composition, advertising, self-portraits and nudes. She lived most of her life in Paris and on the Isle of Wight and spent several years in Rome.
Terme di Diocleziano, Via Enrico de Nicola 79 (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:45 pm; through August 31



Linee di Confine. La Natura il corpo e la città
Eighteen artists present their concepts and studies in various artforms. Through representation of large paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and reportage, these artists aims to establish the comparative and connecting aspects of the figurative and the narrative and the energy that inhabits nature and living things. The works all focus on the backdrop of Key West , Florida.
through June 6

Also at this museum:

Chiara Dynys - Pane Al Mondo
The artist conveys her personal interpretation of the Expo 2015 theme “Feeding the Planet.” Dynys’s project is based around a metaphorical exploration of the concepts of nutrition and extended life.
Museo Carlo Bilotti , Viale Fiorello La Guardia (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm,
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; opens May 14 through June 28


David LaChapelle – Dopo il Diluvio

American artist and photographer David LaChapelle returns to Rome after 15 years, with an important and comprehensive retrospective of more than 150 images. In 2006, LaChapelle walked away from a lucrative career in fashion photography and retired to the life of a hermit on an island in the Pacific Ocean. This exhibition will focus on the series of works realized from 2006 that embrace new aesthetic and conceptual concerns and mark a turning point in LaChapelle's artistic development. The exhibition will also host a body of work realized between 1995 and 2005.
His works have been exhibited in important public and private international collections: Musée D’Orsay, Paris; the Brooklyn Mseum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; the Tel Aviv; Los Angeles County Museum, LA; the National Portrait Gallery, London; Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC.
Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194
Tuesday, Wednesday Thurdays, Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 10:30 pm;
through September 13


World Press Photo 2015
This year’s World Press Jury awarded Photo of the Year to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his image, “Homophobia in Russia”, showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Peterburg, where life for gay, lesbian and transsexual couples has become increasingly difficult and sexual minorities suffer legal and social discrimination. Photographs from a range of categories are included in the exhibition. News, Topical Stories, Daily Life, Portraits, Nature, Sports, and Long-term projects comprise a gallery of compelling images. World Press Photo Foundation, established in 1955, is an independent non-porfit international institution for photojournalism.
Museo di Roma Trastevere, Piazza Sant’Egidio 1/B
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through May 22

Also at this museum:

La roma di Ettore Roesler Franz.
Tra fascino per il pittoresco e memoria fotografie

Celebrating100 years since the death of Ettore Roesler Franz (Rome, 1845-1907), features 48 vintage photogaphs and a selection of 79 of the 120 water-colors realized by Roesler-Franz between 1876 and 1895. His work has long been celebrated for its historical significance, documenting just ahead of the demolition crews that reconstructed areas of the city and walled the banks of the Tiber. Fifteen artworks depict aqueducts of Rome and the Tiburtino. The exhibition is curated by Museum Director, Dott.ssa Silvana Bonfili.
  through June 28



Stefano Cioffi – L’urlo indifferente
Twenty-two photographs, capturing the artist’s personal vision of WWI battlegrounds as described by Giovanni Battista De Gasperi, Italian geographer and geologist, commemorating the centennial of the start of the war. Born in Rome (1964), Cioffi studied music at conservatories in Rome and Paris before switching to painting, and later, photography.
through June 21


Sergio Staino. Satire and dreams
A retrospective honoring the satirist Sergio Staino, known as the creator of Bobo, with more than 300 works, from his first cartoon strips to his latest creations, and digital watercolors. Staino’s works have a social significance and give shape to the figures who have driven the last 30 years of Italy’s fractured political and institutional life. These works are part of a process that accompanies the artist’s progressive loss of vision. Staino is also a film director, writer, designer and cultural promoter.
MACRO - La Pelanda Via Piazzo Orazio Giustiniana 4 (Testaccio) Tuesday – Sunday 4-10 pm; through August 23

Jean-Luc Moulène. Il était une fois
Dedicated to one of the major figures on the International contemporary art scene. Thirty works by Jean-Luc Moulène, including objects, photogrrahs, and films express reflections on the condition of the artist in society, a radical criticism of the manipulations and seduction of representation, in a formal study, often tinged with humor and derision. Curated by Eric de Chassey, the exhibition focuses on recent works created by the artist for this occasion.
Moulène, who was born in Reims (1955), lives and works in Paris. He has shown worldwide since participating in Documenta in 1997 and achieving recognition for his first important project, Objets de grève (1999).
Académie de France, Villa Medici , Viale Trinità dei Monti 1
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through September 13

Steve McCurry: Oltre lo Squardo

"Beyond Sight", an exhibition of works by one of our most important contemporary photographers, presents a selection of his new works, and his most iconic images, with biographical information on his extraordinary life told therough a series of videos. McCurry came to interntional attention when he was smuggled into Afghanistan at a time when the Russian invasion had closed the country to Western journalists. It was there that he shot the now indelible portrait of a young Afghani woman with startling green eyes. He has produced several covers for the international press, more than a dozen books and a long list of monographic exhibitions. He has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award and four World Press Photo prizes. He was given a Knighthood of Arts and Letters by the President of the French Republic, and in 2014 he was presented with the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Royal Photographic Society of London.
Cinecittà di Mostra via Tuscolana, 1055
9:30 am - 7 pm; through September 20 €12

Terrantica. Volti, miti e immagini della terra nel mondo antico
A selection of 75 artworks including ancient artifacts, statues, vases, and reliefs illustrate the practice of Earth worship from prehistoric times through the Imperial Roman era. A series of photographs dedicated to landscapes from antiquity to the wonders of the Earth link this exhibition to themes being addressed at Expo 2015 revolving around the forces of the Earth, man and divinity.
Anfiteatro Flavio – Colosseo Piazza del Colosseo
Monday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7 pm; though October 11

Barocco a Roma. La meravigila delle arti

An ambitious project promoted by the Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei. The exhibition begins with the classicism of Annibale Carracci and reaches the heightened prospective of Baciccio, covering the period from the end of the 16th century to the second half of the 17th century. During this period, baroque art forms rose through the important commissions of Popes Urbano VIII, Innocenzo X and Alessandro VII, who stimulated the creativity of artists like Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. Along with the exhibition satellite events will take place proposing exclusive itineraries (Musei Vaticani), themed tours (Complesso di Sant’Ivo at the Sapienza; Oratorio of the Filippini Friars; Cappella dei Re Magi; and events at the Gallery Doria Pamphil, the Musei Capitoline the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Barberini, as well as special visits to the Palzzo Colonna and exhibitions at the Museo di Roma-Palazzo Braschi; Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia; Sala Alessandrina l’Archivio di State , study sessions, conferences, concerts and the historic commemoration of Castel Sant’Angelo, with an exhibition, the regatta, and a Baroque fireworks display celebrating the feast day of Saints Pietro and Paolo.
Fondazione Roma Museo – Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso 320
Monday, 3-8 pm, Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday - Saturday, 10 am – 9:30 pm; through July 26

Marc Chagall – Love and Life

Dedicated to the Russian painter, this exhibition revolves around his personal experiences and the central themes of his poetic imagery, which was derived from his Jewish heritage. More than 150 works, including paintings, drawings and prints from the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem illustrate the unique bond between the great painter and his wife, Bella Rosenfeld, who was a fundamental and constant source of inspiration. Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, Russia 1887-1985) though born in Russia, is considered a Russian-French artist and was strognly influenced by the French avant-garde. Upon his death, art historian Michael J. Lewis declared him, “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists.” Chagall’s works are collected in museums worldwide. He is also known for the stained glass window project at the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem window in Israel.
Chiostro Bramante, Via Arco della Pace 5 (near Piazza Navona)
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm
and Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm; through July 26



Azioni Antiche. Opere e Libri
An exhibition of books and artworks inspired by the poem, Azioni antiche, written by Emilio Villa, accompanied by a collection of drawings and works by four artists in divergent forms but equally comitted to the dialogue between image and writing.
Two women and two men, Lucilla Catania, Alfonso Filieri, Claudia Peill and Nelio Sonego, present works on canvas and paper, while Filieri has created sculpture works expressly for this exhibition.
Gnam (Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna) Viale Delle Belle Arti 131
(Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; though June  7

Also at this museum:

La scultura ceramica contemporanea in Italia

The exhibition, conceived by the artist Nino Caruso, traces the production of ceramic art in Italy from the 1950s to the present with works by more than 60 artists from diverse generations. through June 7



Il Laboratorio del Genio. Bernini disegnatore
More than 200 works from the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, one of the largest resources for drawings by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini. Mostly derived from the private collection of Queen Christina of Sweden, who abdicated the throne, converted to Catholicism and moved to Rome in the 16th century, the drawings were purchased by the city of Leipzig in 1713 from Prior Francesco Antonio Renzi, a Roman antiques dealer, and shelved for more than 200 years before they were discovered n 1931. The creative genius of Bernini is represented across a range of subject matter, from very quick sketches, to figure drawings, to architectural drawings and decorative arts.
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica, Palazzo Barberini, Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through May 24

Matisse – Arabesque
More than 100 works by Henri Matisse, including several of his most outstanding masterpieces – exhibited in Italy for the first time on loan from some of the world's leading museums, such as the Tate in London, the Metropolitan and MoMa in New York, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Centre Pompidou and l’Orangerie in Paris, and the leading museums of Philadelphia and Washington, to mention but a few. 
Curated by Ester Coen with a scholarly committee comprised of John Elderfield, Remi Labrusse and Olivier Berggruen, the show, "Matisse Arabesque", aims to offer visitors an understanding of the influences of the Orient on the artist, an influence which, through artifice, arabesques and colors, allowed him to suggest a vaster space, a truly plastic space, infusing his compositions with a new breadth, freeing them from all formal constraint, from the need for perspective and from "realism", opening a space filled with vibrant colors, and a novel conception of decorative art resting on the idea of pure surface. 
Turning his back on the de-structuring and distortion typical of the contemporary avant-garde, Matisse showed a greater interest in links with the models of "barbaric" art.  Decoration became the primary raison d'être for his radical artistic exploration.  It was in the interwoven motifs of ancient civilizations that Matisse grasped the principles of depicting a new spatial environment that allowed him to "transcend the intimist painting" of 19th century tradition. 
The arabesques and intricate geometrical designs found in the Ottoman world, in Byzantine art, in the Orthodox world and in the early painters whose work he had studied in the Louvre, were all elements that Matisse interpreted in an extraordinarily modern manner, formulating an artistic vocabulary that ignored the precision of natural forms in order to brush with the sublime. To quote the artist: “The jewels or the arabesques never overwhelm my drawings from the model, because these jewels and arabesques form part of my orchestration.”
Scuderie del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirinale
Sunday-Thursday 10 am - 8 pm; Friday-Saturday 10 am - 10:30 pm; through June 21

Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964
In 2008 the Metropolitan Museum in New York opened the first American retrospective dedicated to Italian painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi since 1957. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Morandi created works that are more than beautiful. His moving still-lifes are imbued with harmony and balance and in the aesthetic of their stillness, they reinforce life. It's remarkable that this reclusive Italian artist who lived in and painted from the same apartment throughout his life gained such recognition. He saw little of the world outside his native Bologna, yet he developed a refined cosmopolitan style that still evokes deep emotion. Morandi stands out among his contemporaries. One art critic explains, “from Giotto and Caravaggio, he learned how to create weight in painting.” He first saw Giotto’s paintings when visiting Florence and Caravaggio’s upon coming to Rome, and in Urbino, he saw the works of Piero della Francesca. These were other influences — Cezanne, Carot and the Futurists —  but his style was his own.
Complesso del Vittoriano, Via Di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm and Friday, Saturday, 9:30 am – 10 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am – 8:30 pm;
through June 23


Lacus Iuturnae. La Fontana Sacra del Foro Romano
For many years the group of seven sculptures known as the Lacus Iuturnae has been closed to the public. Now, recently restored, they can be visited for the next few months. The sculptures depict the Dioscuri, the two divine brothers with their horses and plows, with four sides portraying images related to their legend, along with a hieratic statue of Apollo. Originally, the fountain's waters which were considered partifularly healthful, poured through a marble fountainhead.
Temple of Romulus, Via della Strada Vecchia, Foro Romano
through September 20



Conversion Piece Part 1
The first in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Italian and foreign artists resident in Rome and independent of awards, grants, scholarships or other financial aid. The Memmo Foundation offers an alternative platform for artists Francesca Grilli, Josephine Halvorson, Rowena Harris, Isabell Heimerdinger, Thomas Hutton , Corin Hewitt, Tobias Kasper, Jonathan Monk, Anna-Bella Papp, Eddie Peake, Calixto Ramirex andSu-Mei Tse.
Scuderie Palazzo Ruspoli,  Via Della Fontanella di Borghese 56 (near Piazza di Spagna)
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; through June 4

L’Eta dell’Angoscia da Commodo a Diocleziano (192-305 d.c.)

The fourth edition in a series of exhibitions marking the profound changes that took place during the Roman Empire from 192-305 AD. Traditionally considered the age of imperial crisis, during this time the seeds were planted that would transform the character of the empire and the society of late antiquity.
Capitoline Museum, Piazza Del Campidoglio
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 8 pm; through October 4

Rivoluzione Augusto.
L’Imperatore che riscrisse il tempo e la città

(Augustine revolution: The emporer who rewrote an era and a city)
A multimedia installation focused on writings, biographical material, and various art forms – frescoes and sculpture depicting the emperor and his family summarizes a year-long series of exhibitions celebrating the bi-millennium of the Augustean era while highlighting social reforms and laws enacted byAugustus during his reign as Rome’s first emperor.
Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Massimo,
Largo di villa Peretti 1
(Piazza della Repubblica – Stazione Termini)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:45 pm; through June 2

Artisti dell’Ottocento: temi e riscoperte

A selection of paintings from the museum’s permanent collection portray the various artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ranging from Symbolism to Art Nouveau-Liberty, Divisionism and Magic Realism. Works by Aristide Sartorio and Nino Costa, Onorato Carlandia, Adolfo De Carolis, Duilio Cambellotti, Felice Carena, Mario Sironi, Antonio Donghi and artworks of the Roman School.
Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale,
Via Francesco Crispi 24 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6:30 pm; through June 14


MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo , Via Guido Reni 4A (Flaminio) 
Tuesday - Friday and Sunday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm

Lara Favaretto – Good Luck
The Good Luck project presents its first public showing of 18 of the 20 cenotaphs – sculptures made of wood, brass and soil. Commissioned by the museum, this project is a continuation of Momentary Monument, Favaretto’s installation shown at the the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and her first work dedicated to the theme of “scomparsi” (missing), people who, whether willingly or unwillingly, retired from public life, vanishing without a trace. The entire project is driven by a vast amount of research, which began in 2005, and led the artist to construct an archive of images, documents, letters, photographs, testimonies, and newspaper articles.

Sue Proprie Mani - Andrian Paci and Roland Sejko
At the end of the 2000s, the State Archive of Albania announced the discovery in its stores of two jute sacks labelled: “Correspondence of Italian Citizens in Albania”. A video-installation shows actors interpreting fragments of some of those letters. A space, allotted for printing letters becomes a map, a physical presence that traces communications that were never delivered.
through June 7

Flavio Favelli – Gli angeli e eroi

This project, a commemorative plaque, features one-hundred and fifty names of Italian military personnel who fell in wars between 1950 and 2013.
through June 7


La scrittura degli echi
A project by Hou Hanru, curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi, designed to offer a space to independent groups in Italy and abroad, in order to defend and promote independent critical thinking, to expand the frontiers of the museum, to investigate the contemporary world, and to encourage a "culture of difference."  Using MAXXI's public address system, it is designed to be invisible, ubiquitous and practical, while modifying its use with a series of sound interventions that enter into the institution's everyday activities.
through June 7



Museo D’Arte Contemoranea Roma Via Via Nizza 138 at Via Cagliari (near Piazza Fiume)
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm tel 06 671 070400

Nakis Panayotidis – Guardando l’invisibile
A selection of works executed over the past decade, which were shown at the Kunstmuseum Bern for the artist’s retrospective. Panayotidis is reportedly one of the most significant among European artists whose work is linked to the Arte Povera movement, although his artistic activity is not solely restricted to this genre. Panayotidis employs techniques that use photographs, paintings and drawings, — often simultaneously — onto which he builds a complex grafting material. The artist was born in Athens, Greece (1947). At an early age he moved with his family to Turin. He now lives and works in Bern Switzerland.
(Project Room #2 ) through September 13

100 Scialoja. Action and Thought
A retrospective dedicated to the centennial of Toti Scialoja, one of the greatest Italian artists of the late 20th century, featuring expressionist works from the early 1940s, the Roman tonalist painting style of the 1920s and ’30s and the last of his oeuvre, the large canvases executed in the latter years of the century. Included also are works from the well-known series "footprints,"  executed in the second half of the 1950s, works that leaned toward "Action painting.”. Scialoja defined himself during this period as ‘stylistically and emotionally attracted to American abstractionism’. Seen for the first time in an exhibition, the "Machine comb", one of the five original pieces of stage machinery Scialoja created for Rosso di San Secondo’s, The Rape of Proserpina, staged in 1986 for the theater season of "Orestiadi Gibellina ".The exhibition also explores writing and graphic design as artistic themes for children in a syntactic game created bt the artist.

I Belgi. Barbari e poeta
Works by major Belgian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. In a sweeping overview, the show outlines the many facets of Belgian art and culture during this period. The title is inspired by a passage from De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar’s “Horum omnium strong sunt Belgae” (Of all the peoples, the Belgians are the bravest), emphasizing the ancient link between Belgium and Rome and the fearless, unconventional character that is an integal part of Belgian culture.
Works by 20th century artists James Ensor (shown here), René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Marcel Broodthaers, Constant Permeke, as well as works by contemporary artists Panamarenko, Delmote, Jan Fabre, Pascal Bemier and others, illustrating the continuity of Belgium’s poetic and barbaric traditions.
through September 13

Opere della collezione MACRO #1: L’altra metà dell’arte
The first in aseries of cyclical exhibitions from MACRO’s permanent collection curated primarily around works of significant visual and environmental impact. This edition highlights the works of 17 women prominent on the Italian and International art scene and focuses on works dating from the 1960s and beyond to establish parallels between the different gererations, finding a few strands of continuity. Works by Titina Maselli, Carla Accardi, Giosetta Fioroni, Maria Lai, Isabella Dicrot, Sissi, Alessandra Tesi, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Elisa Montessori, Amparo Sard, Paola Gandolfi, Lia Drie, Rosanna Lancia, Nedda Guidi, Benedetto Bonichi, Beatrice Pediconi, and Elisabetta Catalano.
through November 8

Gli amici di Toti Scialoja e Gabriella Drudi
More then 70 works from the private collection of Toti Scialoja and Gabriella Drudi include paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics. The collection features works by Afro, Burri, Colla, Corpora, de Pisis, Fonatana, Dorazio, Mafi, Morandi and others, all friends and colleagues of Scialoja, collected from the second half of the 193s to the end of his career in the '90s, and during his tenure as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
through September 6.

Marinella Senatore – Jammin’ Drama Project (149820)
A video project by Marinella Senatore, loosely inspired by the work of Tim Rollins, who, along with his students, developed a strategy of collaboration called "jammin" in in the 1980s in the Bronx,, triggering the involvement of more 150 members of the Latino and African-American communities. The project emerges as a stream of sequences, short opening words evoking emozional conditions, daily dramas and social disruptions. through June 7

Appunti di Una Generazione #1:
Giuseppe Pietroniro / Andrea Salvino

A new series of solo exhibitions dedicated to Italian artists who emerged in the 1990s — Giuseppe Pietroniro and Andra Salvino. Pietroniro’s work investigates the limitation of the senses limits of relationships between men. His research reveals the the ability to portray a philosophical and existential dimension through the use of everyday objects.
While Salvino's work is closely connected to history and an iconography inspired by political, social and cinematic aspects beginning with 19th century Italy and Europe and extending to the present. Giuseppe Pietroniro born in Canada (1968), lives and works in Rome. Andra Salvino born in Rome (1969), lives and works in Berlin.
through June 26

Jonathan Monk –
All the possible combinations of twelve lights lighting (one at a time)

British artist Jonathan Monk left his Vespa PK parked in the museum with the lights on. The headlight, tail light, turn signal and brake lights on the instrument panel go on and off in a sequence he organized according to a precise rhythm of up to 479,001,600 possible combinations
through September 13



Kuhiro Kugo – Echi di sensazione

Kugo kicks off the Spring exhibition cycle at La Linea Contemporary with a selection of 12 engravings on wood printed with the baren, a traditional instrument employed in woodblock printing. The artist lives and works in Japan.
La Linea Contemporanea, Via Di San Martino al Monti 46
Monday – Friday, 4:30-7:30 pm; through May 26

Cosetta Mastragostino – Resilienza
Matragostino has elaborated an artistic presentation around the theme of resilence, a term whose origin is found in engineering, meaning the ability of a material to maintain its dimensions although its original properties may be reformed under pressure.The artist lives and works in Rome and has exhibited in San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Paris.
Sala 1, Piazza Di Porta San Giovanni
Tuesday – Sunday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm; through June 15

Young Silicians

Works of an emerging group of eight artists of Sicilian origin who portray the tradition of an impetuous, enigmatic people, luminous atmospheres, and dream scenarios full of that mystery that characterizes the island. The following artists are includied in he exhibition: Roberto Calo, Luigi Citrarrella, Sergio Fiorention, Simone Geraci, Nicola Pucci, Ignazio Schifano, Nicoletta Signorelli and Simone Stuto.
RVB Arts, Via Zoccollette 28 ( Via Giulia – Via Arenula)
Monday, 4-7 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm;
opens May 14 through June 20



Giuseppe Penone – Spazio di Luce
Created in 2008 and first exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2012, the work was conceived in the Valley of Miracles, on the border between France and Ital,y where there are 30,000 rock carvings surrounding the sacred Mount Bego. “Space Light” extends for twenty meters, the line of the horizon, directing the eye towards the central focal point of the vista.
Born in Garessio, Italy, Penone lives and works in Paris and Turin. Public collections include the Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Pairs; MAXXI, Rome; Castel di rivoli, Turin; Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam; MOMA, New York and others.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi 16 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 am - 7 pm

Larissa Sansour – Nation Estate
The aritst presents her celebrated project — a nine-minute video and seven large photographs. Her work is a bridge between fantasy and reality and offers a look at the Middle East.
Sansour (1973 - Jeruselum, Palestine) studied at the Fine Arts School in London, and in New York and Copenhagen, Her work is inter-displinary, combining political dialogue with cinematic tools, still photography, installation and sculpture. She has shown extensively in galleries and museums in Europe, China, and Arab countries.
Montoro 12, Via Di Montoro 12 (Campo de’Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; opens May 14 through June 20

Tracey Emin – Waiting to Love

This will be Tracey Emin’s fourth exhibition with the Lorcan O’Neill Gallery. Her art is one of disclosure, using events from her own life as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Vicolo dei Catinari 3 Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm; opens May 9 through September 5


Jonny Briggs – Comfortable in My Skin

The first solo exhibition in Rome byBritish artist Jonny Briggs. A selection of photographic works, created from 2010 to 2014 , trace the artist’s most recent creative voyage, focusing on his need to rediscover himself by anlyzing his own childhood. The artist reconstructs a simbolic representation of his family relations and the roles played by each member. He crystallizes events and familiar places with irony in an attempt to free himself from past discomfort and to achieve greater self-awareness as an adult.
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Via Pallacorda 15 (Ghetto)
Monday – Friday, 2-8 pm and Saturday, 4-8pm; through June 13

La figurazione nella pittura italiana del Novecento

Works by 30 Italian artists of the last century trace the development of figuration throughout the entirety of their creative process, each contributing to the story of Italian art. Participating artists include: Attardi, Baj, Cagli, Campigli, Carrà, Cassinari, Gentilini, E. Greco, Guttuso,Maccari, Mambor, Marini, Melli, Monachesi, Morandi, Morlotti, Music, Pirandello, Rosai, Sassu, Schifano, Severini, Sironi, Soffici, Stradone, Tamburi, Turcato, Vespignani, Ziveri and De Chirico, whose work is shown here.
Galleria d’Arte Marchetti Via Margutta (near Piazza del Popolo)
Monday, 4:30-7:30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 1 pm and 4:30 – 7:30 pm; through May 30


Kaarina Kaikkonen
Famous internationally for her environmental projects and huge installations of simple materials such as clothes and paper, Finnish artist, Kaikkonen presents her third solo exhibition in Rome. Kaikkonen’s vocabulary is composed of fragments of everyday stories and existence, which, like minute pieces of a large mosaic, form a universally recognizable language. These fragments are discarded clothes and everyday objects that bear the traces of their previous lives, silent witnesses to a story. Shirts, shoes, jackets and cutlery become monuments to past existences and trustees of traditional social, ethical and political values. Local residents are called to donate their old clothes or to collaborate in the installation of the works.
Z2O Gallery Via Della Vetrina 21 (near Piazza Zanardelli -Via Cornari)
Tuesday – Saturday, 12-7 pm; trhough May 16


Claudio Abate e gli artisti
A selection of photographs in black and white and color, in which Claudio Abate captured the Olivero Rinaldi sculpture installation hosted last summer at the Tempietto di Bramante on the Janiculo hill.
Abate, who lives and works in Rome,began his career as a photographer collaborating with Magnum and other international agencies. Over the years, he has focused on photographing exhibitions and artistic works. He has been instrumental in documenting the performances, happenings, and exhibitions that characterized Rome’s art scene from the late sixties and through the seventies.
Doozo, Via Palermo 51 (Monti)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 11 pm; through May 31


RvB Arts
A new concept in art acquisition, introducing buyers to rising new talent at affordable prices. The gallery shares space with a delightful antiques shop, the Antiquariato Valligiano, so the art is displayed in a relaxed, home-like setting.Works are offered in a variety of media — oils, sculpture, photography — priced at €200 - €5,000. It’s a treasure trove for first-time collectors, as well as seasoned art aficionados, decorators — anyone with an appetite for original artwork, and it’s a great place to discover new talent. Many of the artists whose work is on display have won prestigious awards, and all of the works offer good investment potential. The founder and director of the gallery, British-born Michele von Büren, graduated from Oxford University before coming to her beloved Italy, working first as a journalist before finding her niche in the art world.

Via delle Zoccolette 28
(off Via Arenula near Campo de’Fiori)
tel 335 1633518 www.rvbarts.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am -1 pm and 4-7:30 pm

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