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Friday, March 27 - Thursday, April 2, 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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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;
April 1 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



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.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di Sant’Egidio 1b
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm;   through June 28

Also at this museum:

Roberto Sambonet – I volti dell’alienazione

An exhibition of 40 drawings and 70 studies by Milanese artist and designer Roberto Sambonet.  Through a series of portraits created between 1951 and 1952, Sambonet recounts and explores the complex phenomenon of the distress of mentally-challenged patients in the asylum of Juqueri, 50 kilometers from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
through May 3




Dirigibili della Regia Marina: imprese di guerre e di pace.
Ina mostra fotografica dall’archivio di Arrigo Lorenzo Osti

A selection of 85 vintage photographs from the album of Arrigo Lorenzo Osti (1891-1977), an officer of the Royal Navy in service on airships between 1916 and 1918, reveal a shift toward modernity in both the subject choice and the mounting of the photographs, as well as the documentation of comlex activities, maintenance and operations of the vessel.The exhibition is divided into three sections: airships as seen from a technical and warring aspect; ship personnell, officers and the many visitors; the city of Rome viewed from the heights of the airship.
Complesso Del Vttoriano Via Di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 – 3 pm

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

Also at this museum:
Armenia: Il popolo dell’Arca (147114
Dedicated to Armenia on the 100th anniversary of the genocide of the Armenian people, this major exhibition is divided into seven sections. Through archaeological finds, illuminated manuscripts, works of art, illustrations and documents, the history of Armenian culture is traced, beginning with the ancient world.
through May 3



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

Teatro delle Esposizioni #6: Prendere tempo

The sixth edition of this exhibition series brings together the Academy’s resident artists and researchers. This year’s event is structured around a multidisciplinary show featuring the work of 18 scholars, accompanied by weekly events each Thursday throughout the duration of their year-long residency. The show’s title refers to the need to regain the cultural wealth of the past as it applies to developing and creating a work of art.
Villa Medici – Accademia di Francia,, Viale Della Trinità Dei Monti 1
(top of the Spanish Steps)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through April 12

Il Principe dei Sogni
In the height of the Renaissance, Cosimo dè Medici I commissioned two iconic artists of the Mannerist period, Jacopo Pontormo and Agnolo Bronzino to create twenty tapestries (arazzi) configuring the story of Joseph the Jew. The purpose of tapestry was not solely decorative but also practical. Covering the walls of stone castles, they functioned as thermal insulation during the stark winter months.. The exhibition will travel to l’Expo Milano before being returned to Florence and Rome respectively.
Palazzo del Quirinale (Salone dei Corazzieri), Piazza del Quirinale 
Sunday, 8:30 am – 12 pm; through April 12


Eugene Lemay – Dimension of dialogue
A selection of multi-disciplinary artworks and large-scale installations explores the concept of dialogue. The artist is widely known for his series Strata, Letters and Navigator — large inkjet prints of rich landscapes that expose language as a metaphor for the human need to communicate.  Words are expropriated from their original context to become abstract images. Lemay, native of Michigan has exhibited in group and solo shows in the U.S., Dubai, Buenos Aires and Amsterdam.
MACRO Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 
Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10 pm; through May 10

Also at this museum:
Giuseppe Ducrot scultore
A series of recent sculpture, neo-baroque forms crafted from large resin models in glazed earthenware . Ducrot lives and works in Rome.
through May 10

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


Off Loom: II Fiber Art – Arte fuori dal telaio
The second edition of Off the Loom, a comprehensive anthology of Fiber Art, a selection of two works each from thirty-four artists, including Enrico Accatino, Riccardo Ajossa, Giuliana Balbi, Marisa Flag Cerantola, Luciana Costa Gianello, Eva Basile, Paola Besana, Renata Bonfanti, Vito Capone, Wanda Casaril and others. The work shown here is by Linda Caorlin.
Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 8 (EUR)
Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 – 6:45 pm; through April 12


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


Liberatore –
Sculpture in dialogo ambientale con I Mercati di Traino

(Liberatore - sculpture in dialogue with the ambience of Trajan's Market)
A selection of recent sculpture in large dimension by contemporary artist Bruno Libertore features abstract compositions in dialogue with material, architecture, the surrounding environment. His work evokes associations with nature, not imagined as the background of an event but as the same substance as the sculpture in its abstract organic form.
Mercati Di Traiano, Via IV Novembre 94 (Trajan’s Market)
Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm; through April 12


La Collezione Gemito
Graphic works and romantic-naturalistic style of the clay sculptures by Neapolitan artist, Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929). Many of the pieces selected for this exhibition are seen publicly for the first time
Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale,
Via Francesco Crispi 24 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6:30 pm; through March

Also at this museum:

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.
Through June 14


Andrea Mastrovito – Here the dreamers sleep

An exhibition of sculpture dedicated to the Andersen family and the futuristic project of Henrik Christian Andersen and Olivia Cushing on the World Centre of Communication which primarily focused on a utopian theme. As inscribed on the family tomb, they became known as great dreamers. Mastrovito aims to capture this aspect in his work by alternating between dream and reality, nightmare and sleep.
Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20 Tuesday – Saturday; through May 17

Via Nazionale 194 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm

Numeri – Tutto quello che conta da zero a infinito

An inter-active exhibition for all ages. Laboratories and activities designed for children and school groups.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale 194 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm; through May 31



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

Bellissima. L’Italia dell’alta moda 1945 – 1968

An exhibition chronicling twenty years of Italian fashion , recreates the atmosphere and styles of a period that made an extraordinary contribution to defining Italian identity on an international scale.
The show pays tribute to a galaxy of style-setter;: the Sorelle Fontana, the Fendi fanmily , Schubert, Germana Marucelli, Mila Schon, Sarli , Simonetta, Valentino ,Galitzine, and other creators of iconic styles, images and films.
through May 3



Unedited History Iran 1960 – 2014
Two-hundred artworks selected from the portfolios of more than 20 artists whose works chronicle Iran from 1960 to the. present. Inclusive in the body of work are depictions of the Revolution of 1979 and the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. These works aim to combine reality and ideology, politics and poetics, current affairs and memories.The image shown here by Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003), is from her Prostitute series (1975-77) .
through March 29


Architettura in Uniforme
The exhibition is dedicated to the architecture and planning research and production that took place during WWII. Presented by the CCA of Montreal with the aim of exploring aspects of 20th century architectural history.
through May 3




The Future is Now

From the collection of the MMCA, Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art, a project dedicated to the production of video art in Korea. The exhibition shows forty-works by thirty artists.
through May 3.



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

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.

Amparo Sard – Limits
Among the most important Spanish artists, Sard’s focuses on the theme of identity using various media – drawing, photography, installation, video and lately, also sculpture. This exhibition reflects the boundaries of the human being and identity in flux, using the technique of punching on paper. Sard's works are found in public and private collection and are part of important permanent museum collections.
through April 26

Luca Maria Patella – Ambienti proiettivi animati, 1964 – 1984
Patella’s the first solo exhibition in a major museum in Rome, takes its title from her first solo gallery exhibition held in 1968 at the penthouse of Fabio Sargentini. A selection of works covering the first two decades of Patella’s fifty-year career as one of Italy’s foremost protagonists in the visual arts. Patella is known as the forerunner of conceptual art in Italy. Working across media, he has created works from painting to installation, photography to film, video and sound, books to computer art, integrating art and science.
Through April 26



Artisti in Residenza: Gruppo Cherimus / Valentina Vetturi- Roma

The latest cycle of exhibitions dedicated to young Iartists, who while in residence, are offered studio spaces in the museum and the freedom to develop an original work of art. Through April 26

Timur Kerim Incedayi Roma e Istanbul, sulle orme della storia

The Turkish artist showing for the first time in Rome. Since the 1960’s, Incedayi’s work has been a bridge linking Near Eastern and Western art traditions. Much of his work is focused on the relationship between Rome and Istanbul, both cities that enfold stories and civilizations over the centuries. His work mirrors and confronts those memories and their pictorial representation. The exhibition comprises a selection of 50 works in mixed media on cardboard. Through April 26



Cornelia Badelita / Leonardo Blanco
Repetitive, poetic words resonate in the images and describe the formal elegance of works by Cornelia Badelita and Leonardo Blanco. Both artists present works seen publicly for the first time in a double-solo exhibition. Badelita innovative work employs inked stamps, a process rooted her the study of drawing and engraving. Cornelia Badelita born in Romania in 1982, graduated in Graphic Art from the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. In 2011 she participated in the Biennale Venezia at the Academia Pavillion. Painter and sculptor Leonardo Blanco employs an extensive testing technique that gives a personal artistic language to the use of diverse materials such as paper, aluminum and wood. Born in Santarcangelo (San Marino, 1968), Blanco’s artistic career is strongly rooted in the tradition of local masters, though he has gradually begun exploring the emotional condition of contemporary man. Since the early 1990s, he has shown his work in solo exhibitions in San Marino, Italy and Belgium and in group exhibitions in London, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Turkey, United Arab Emirtes, Beijing and at the Venice Biennale.
RVBArts, Via delle Zoccolette 28 (near Via Giulia)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; through April 18

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

Harry Adams – The Impossible Garden And The Chaos of Super Thinking
In this exhibition Adams re-interprets selected works of art and historic landmark buildings. Harry Adams is the name given by English artists Adam Wood (1965) and Steve Lowe (1966) to their collaboration on art projects, as one artistic voice.
Gallery Alessandra Bonomo, Via Del Gesù (Ghetto)
Monday – Friday, 12-7 pm; through May 1



Faig Ahmed – Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit
In his first solo exhibition in Italy of Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed presents a new series ofworks in which he takes trational Azerbaijani carpet designs and transforms them, mixing contemporary and ancient designs.
Montoro12 Contemporary Art
Via di Montoro, 12  (near Piazza Farnese, Campo de'Fiori)
Tuesday - Saturday, 3-8 pm; through April 24




Avedon: Beyond Beauty
A retrospective of the career of photographer Richard Avedon (New York, 1923-2004) emphasizing the breadth of his representations of women, from intimate portraits to celebrated fashion photographs for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker and other publications. As a young photographer's assistant in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WWII, Avedon was given the job of shooting ID photos. He commented "I must have taken pictures of one hundred thousand faces before it occurred to me that I was becoming a photographer." His command of composition, situation, and circumstance, and his ability to erase the distinction between "art" and "commercial" photography resulted in a highly impactful body of work, including celebrity portraiture, brand-defining commercial work, and gritty photographs documenting race relations, poverty, and war. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with countless other museums and institutions worldwide.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crespi 16 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; through April 11

A occhi aperti. Quando la Storia si è fermata in una foto

A selection of photographs from a recent publication of Mario Calabresi’s historic photographs and interviews with fellow photographers Steve McCurry, Josef Koudelka, Don McCullin, Abbas, Elliott Erwitt, Aex Webb, Paolo Pellegrin, Gabriele Basilico, Sebatiao Salgado, Paul Fusco and others. In his interviews, Calabresi captures what he refers to as “an open door to history” – the moments when history has been stopped in a picture.
Auditorium – Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 34
Monday – Friday, 5-9 pm; through May 10

Mauro Di Sivestre - I Am Not Afraid

In his second solo exhibition at z20, Di Silvestre's painting remains suspended between reality and perception. Evocations of memories, dreams, tales and ancient fears take shape on the canvas, although, the images are less evanescent and precarious than in his previous works. Di Silvestre, who is fascinated by the fear an artist might encounter prior to showing his work, was inspired to write a poem in which he compares the success of an exhibition to that of a battle being won. He believes that like a warrior, the artist feels victory before the battle begins.
z20 Sara Zanin Gallery, Via della Vetrina 21 (Piazza Navona - Via Coronari)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-7 pm; through March 21


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


I Am the President. Between Identity and Anonymity

Seven paintings effecting the photographic negative portray powerful heads of State — Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin — and the least popular among them — Silvio Berlusconi and Benjamin Netanyahu— while Elisabeth II and Pope Benedict XVI represent of the monarchy and the papacy.
MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea,  Via di Monserrato 30  (near Piazza Farnese)
Tuesday – Friday, 3-8 pm and Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm and 3-7:30 pm; through March 22



Franco Angeli – Full Fathom Five

Angeli (1935-1988), a leading exponent of the School of Piazza del Popolo artists, celebrates his 80th birthday with a selection of 40 works painted from 1957 through the 1980s.
Galleria Marchetti, Via Margutta 8 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Monday, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 1 pm and 4:30 – 7:30 pm; through March 28


Katharina Hinsberg – Spatien
The abstract renderings of German-born artist Katharina Hinsberg contemplate the infinite possibilities of primordial and primitive gesture. Her work is often cropped and reassembled into abstract compositions or as with this installation, line becomes sculpture suspended in space.
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Via di Pallacorda 15 (historic center)
Tuesday –Saturday 2-8 pm; through March 21


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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