Leonardo e il Volo
This 3D presentation, analyzes Leonardo Da Vinci's experiments and studies of birds in flight, based on documentation in the Codice da Vinci. The Codex, written about 1505, is comprised of 18 pages measuring 21 x 15 centimeters. It x begins with the flight behaviour of birds and proposes mechanisms for flight by machines. For the first time, Leonardo notes that the center of gravity of a flying bird does not coincide with its center of pressure.
Musei Capitolino, Palazzo dei Conservator,i Piazza Dei Campidoglio
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 17
Also at this museum:
El Greco - L’Annunciazione
del Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza di Madrid
A rare opportunity to view one of many magnificent paintings executed by El Greco (Dominikos Theotokopoulos, Crete, 1541) in Toledo, Spain, where he lived at the end of the 16th century (1596-1600). Only a conservative number of his paintings are present in the permanent collections of Italian museums, which is interesting in light of the fact that after leaving Greece, the artist sojourned first in Venice, 1567 and later in Rome from 1570-1576, but El Greco was given few commissions during his years in Italy., perhaps due to his ill-advised criticism of Michelangelo’s merits as a painter. While living in Venice El Greco became a follower of Titian and student of Tintoretto, Veronese and Jacopo Bassano. There, he mastered the craft of Renaissance painting, perspective figural construction and the ability to stage elaborate narratives, a Renaissance trademark.
Opens January 23 through April 17
Francesco del Drago: Parlare con il colore
The first retrospective dedicated to the Roman artist since his death in 2011 presents a selection of abstract works that trace his thoughts and practices.
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera Di Villa Borghese,
Viale Fiorello La Guardia 4 (Borghese Gardens)
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm; through March 26
Also at this museum:
Focusing on an artistic style practiced among Italian and Japanese radical avant-garde artists during the 1960s and '70s. Contemporary Italian and Japanese colleagues view the project's ideas through a new lens and offer a fresh interpretation.
through March 26
Artemisia Gentileschi e il suo tempo
Tracing the artistic path of one of the foremost influential female painters in history, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 -1653). She is legendary for having sued Agostino Tassi for rape, and losing the case in court. The daughter of painter Orazio Gentileschi, a grand artist of the Caravaggio school, the Carvaggio style is pervasive in her art. The paintings executed in her bottega during the Neapolitan period, when she while was under the protection of the nobleman Don Antonio Ruffo (1610-1678), illustrate the professional rapport she had with her Neapolitan colleagues; Jusepe de Ribera and Francesco Guarino Massimo Stanzione, Onofrio Palumbo and Bernardo Cavallino, which is apparent in works such as her Annunciation painted in1630,
Palazzo Braschi , Piazza San Panteleo 10 (Piazza Navona
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through May 7
Also at this museum:
I pittori del ‘900 e le carte da gioco. La collezione di Paola Masino
Seen publicly for the first time decks of playing cards from the original collection of Paola Masino (1908-1989), commissioned designs by many leading artists of the last century including Carla Accardi, Alberto Burri, Consagra, Primo Conti, Carrà, Campigli, Capogrossi, Cagli, Fautrier Jean Cocteau, Carlo Levi, Renato Guttuso, Prampolini and Fausto Pirandello. The exhbition will be accompanied by portraits of Ms Masino realized by De Pisis, De Chirico, Mario Sironi as well as a display of docments and photographs.
through April 30
Giovanni Prini – Il Potere del Sentimento
Italian sculptor, painter, and craftsman Giovanni Prini (1877 – 1958)transferred to Rome from Genova at the onset of the 20th century. He coined friendships with some of the leading artists of that era; Duilio Cambellotti, Umberto Boccioni, Cipriano Efisio Oppo, Sibilla Aleramo, Gino Severini, Ettore Ximenes, and Antonio Maraini. He was a leader in forming a significantly important group of sculptors in the early decades of the century.
Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Via Francesco Crispi 24 (Via Sistina)
Tuesday – Sunday, December 21 through March 26
Trastevere. Intrecci d’arte e di vita
A selection of vintage photographs documenting cultural and social scenes in the Trastevere throughout the last century.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere Piazza Sant’Egidio 1/b
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through February 26
Il Museo Universale. From Napoleon’s Dream to Canova
Dedicated to 200 years in the history of European civilization and culture, focusing particularly on Italy as it marks the anniversary of the Papal States' masterpieces of art and archaeology which were returned to Rome in 1816, after the Napoleonic confiscations. The aim of this exhibition is to retrace the salient phases in these historical events and indeed above all, to offer a critical interpretation capable of stimulating today's audiences to appreciate the value that our national cultural heritage acquired in those years, when it was seen for the first time as a key tool for education and played role in developing a common European identity.
Le Scuderie del Quirinale Scuderie del Quirinale
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through March 12
Dall’antica alla nuova Via della Seta
illustrating the long history of relations between China and the West, particularly Italy, a selection of 80 ancient masterpieces from the most important European and Italian museums, including the British Museum, the Musée du Louvre, the Musée Cernuschi and Guimet in Paris, the Berlin Museum, the Museum of Lyon, the Oriental Art Museum in Turin, the Museum of Civilization / Oriental Art Museum "Giuseppe Tucci" of Rome, the National Library and the Museum of the Bargello in Florence, the Treasury Museum of San Domenico in Perugia, the Museum Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, the Vatican Museums. A dozen contemporary works by prominent contemporary Chinese artists round out the exhibition.
Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza Del Quirnale
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; through February 2
All’ombra delle piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer (165168)
Reconstruction in hierglyphics of an Egyptian funerary chapel.
Museo Barracco, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166
Tursday -Sunday , 10 am -4 pm; through May 28
Conversation Piece 1 Part 3
The third in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Italian and international artists who who are currently working in Rome, including works by Piero Golia, Magali Reus(Dutch fellow at the American Academy in Rome), Claudia Wieser (fellow at the German Academy in Rome) and Jonathan Baldock, whose work is shown here.
Fondazione Memo, Palazzo Ruspoli, Via Della Fontanella Di Borghese 56 (near Piazza di Spagna)
Wednesday – Monday, 11 am -6 pm; through April 2
Manzù. Dialoghi sulla spirituality, con Lucio Fontana
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the theme of sacred art was amply represented in art, although often tinged with ambiguity. In this context, The work of Giacomo Manzu (Bergamo, 1908 - Rome, 1991) ushered in a new visual dimension. In 1949, Manzù won the competition to design a bronze door for the Porta San Pietro at St. Peters Basilica at Vatican City.
The following year, Lucio Fontana (Rosario, 1899 - Comabbio, 1968), another iconic artist of the period, also confronted the problem of creating sacred work in contemporary terms when he competed in a competition for the design of doors for the cathedral of Milan. This exhibition bridges the theoretical and visual dialogue between Manzu and Fontana, aiming to shed light on the artistic challenge that was pervasive throughout the Christian world at that time.
Castel San Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 – 7 pm; through March 5
Caravaggio e il maestro di Hartford
This exhibition investigates Caravaggio’s role as the principle protagonists of the iconographic and conceptual revolution that influenced painting in the late fifteenth century and beyond. Research identifies the starting period as 1597-1598 when Caravaggio painted the Canestra della Pinoteca Ambrosiana di Milano. One of the most important findings focuses on the birth of a new genre of still life which can also be characterized as a period of evolution in the paintings of Caravaggio prioritizing representational painting as opposed to naturalism.In a comparative analysis of two artists, it becomes evident that as Caravaggio turned away from the archetype of Italian still life, the Master of Hartford – a painter active in the circle of the Cavalier d’Arpino — was inspired by the works of the Lombard genius which earned him a role of fundamental importance for the diffusion of new iconography, being the oldest and most important specialist in still life active in Rome between the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Galleria Borghese, Piazza Sciprione 5
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through February 19
Time is Out of Joint
With emphasis on reinterpreting its collection, the National Gallery reopens in a newly renovated space, which represents a radical shift toward abandonment of viewing art from the perspective of historical linearity.
GNAM – Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna,
Viale delle Belle Arti 131 (north end of Borgehese Gardens)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 30
Arturo Dazzi - Roma – Carrara – Forti dei Marmi (163074)
Fifty years after his death, an exhibition dedicated to Tuscan sculptor and painter, Arturo Dazzi (1881-1966) features more than 60 works including sculpture, paintings, drawings, and works in gesso.
Musei di Villa Torlonia – Casina dei Principi Torlonia (Via Nomentana)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through January 29
Some 200 photographs, a significant choice of graphic works, sculptures and paintings from the Musée National Picasso-Paris offer a broad overview of an artist who built his worldwide fame and image through the cultivation of his art as an integral, inseparable and intimate part of every aspect of his life. The exhibition, divided into three sections, investigates Picasso’s relation to tphotography, beginning with early attempts to use this medium as an instrument to examine his surroundings, and serve as testimony to his creative progress. The last section addresses Picasso’s artistic maturity, from the post-war period, when he so effectively managed press relations.
Auditorium Dell’Ara Pacis Lungotevere Augusta
Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through February 19
A retrospective of more than sixty paintings celebrates the genius and incomparable style of American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967). His cinematic use of light conveyed and illuminated recurrent themes in his paintings: a pervading mood of loneliness and the isolation of a nation thrust into modernity. His work explored tensions between the sexes, and depicted the contrasts between tradition and progress. Many of the works selected trace the development of an artist who is considered a classic of twentieth century painting.
Complesso del Vittoriano Via Di San Pietro In Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 11 pm and Sunday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm; through February 12.
More exhibitions at this museum are listed below.
Also at this museum:
Guerre Stellari. Play!
An exhibition dedicated to the cinematographic history of the Star Wars universe, which since 1977, has captured the imagination of movie-goers of all ages . Over 1000 pieces, including gadgets, toys, models, costumes, action figures and vintage prints, many on display for the first time in Italy, trace the history, and characters.
Complesso Del Vittoriano (Brasini Hall) Via Di San Pietro in Carcere through January 29
The Lasting. L’Intevallo e la Durata
Works by Italian and international artists of diverse generations along with selections from the permanent collection. Shown here: a masterful work by Giovanni Fattore.
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Viale Delle Belle Arti 131 (Parioli, north end of Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through January 29
Capolavori dell’Antica porcellana cinese
A selection of 74 precious ceramics crafted in the ancient Chinese tradition offers an overview of the work produced in China from the Song and Yuan dynasties, 960-1368 (a period of heightened prosperity), to the Ming ceramics of Jingdezhen kilns, 1368-1644 (where ceramics were produced for the Imperial Court), to the most recent production during the Qing dynasty, 1644-1911, when imperial production peaked at its highest level of full maturity.
Palazzo Venezia Via Del Plebiscito 118 (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through February 16
EXHIBITIONS AT MAXXI
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
L’arte Differente. MOCAK at MAXXI
More than 60 works including paintings, photographs, videos and installations in this first MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow) exhibition in Italy offer museum-goers a unique opportunity to explore the creative scene in contemporary Poland through the work of artists such as Pawe? Althamer, Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Rafa? Bujnowski, Andrzej D?u?niewski, Edward Dwurnik, Tomasz Ciecierski, Katarzyna Górna, Zbigniew Libera, Marcin Maciejowski, Bartek Materka, Józef Robakowski, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jadwiga Sawicka and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
through January 22
Letizia Battaglia, Just For Passion
A retrospective show featuring over two-hundred photographs, contact sheets and vintage prints from the personal archive of celebrated photographer, Letizia Battaglia. The exhibition also includes publications, film and interviews. Battaglia’s repertoire of work extends beyond her documentation of Mafia clans to include life and society in Italy over a period of several decades. Her works are among the most significant photographs of the period, bringing civic and ethical values to the art of photography
through April 17
Carlo Scarpa e il Giappone
On the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to The Japanese House; tradition and innovation in the architecture of Japanese homes, the Archives Centre is hosting an investigation of the multiple and deep-rooted motivations that link the architect and designer Carlo Scarpa to Japan, to its architectural culture, its literature and its historical, cultural and constructional traditions. A complex system of relationships, suggestions and studies that have, over time, linked Scarpa, a lover and connoisseur of the country from 1969, to Japan, which held the architect in great esteem.
through February 26
The Japanese House.
Architettura e vita dal 1945 a oggi
This exhibition showcases a combination of architectural tradition and innovation of nature and artifice and of ancient and technologically advanced materials. It focuses on the domestic space as the key to the entire metropolitan culture of contemporary Japan, presenting the essential aspects of the Japanese house, while revealing the expressive richness of the designs and their capacity for creating an unexpected harmony between man, building and context. Drawings, models, period and contemporary photographs, videos, interviews, film clips, mangas and works by artists comprise the exhibition, along with full-size models of fragments and sections of particularly significant buildings, in an installation designed by Atelier Bow-Wow in collaboration with the museum.
throug February 26
The Independent: BASE / Progetti per l’Arte
Founded in Florence in 1998, BASE is a non-profit artist-run collective of eleven artists who exhibit their works outside the norms of established gallery and museum spaces. International artists are often invited to show, as well. The exhibition will comprise video and documentary material by BASE members Mario Airò, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Vittorio Cavallini, Yuki Ichihashi, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Maurizio Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori and Enrico Vezzi.
The Stars Were Aligned For A Century of New Beginnings
Egyptian artist, Basim Magdy, winner of the Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” prize in 2016, shows for the first time in Italy A selection of 30 works produced between 2006 and 2016.
EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO
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
Disegni schizzi bozzetti progetti e carte oltre il Futurismo
A series of works celebrating seventy years since the death of one of the most important exponents of the Futurist Movement. The exhibition comprises sketches, drawings, notebooks containing visual notes, architectural and installation projects.
Lia Drei / Francesco Guerrieri
The exhibition pays tribute to Lia Drei (Rome,1922-2005) and Francesco Guerrieri (1931 Borgia-Soverato 2015), partners in life and art. Throughout the 1960s they were protagonists of Gestalt research, planned and structuralist, particularly in Rome. Many of the twenty-seven works selected for this exhibition seen for the first time, document the particular approach to their research. The works are part of the Drei-Guerrieri archives.
Project Room #1
One of the most acclaimed artists on the international scene, Anish Kapoor returns to exhibit in an Italian museum after more than 10 years absence. Kapoor (b. 1954) who was born in Bombay, has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved there to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
through April 17
EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO TESTACCIO
Via Orazio Giustiana 4
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm
Luca Padroni – i valori personali
stories, settings and people. Employing a variety of painting techniques, he explores a reality characterized by a multifacted nature that is in opposition to his indiviual existence, juxtaposing places, persons and settings that are not always in touch with each other. In this balancing act, Padroni creates an alternate universe in which tantric lovers, flying cats, people pass by in search of answers. Padroni.
January 31 through March 26
Rafael Y. Herman – The Night Illuminates the Night
A selection of recent works created from 2010 to 2016. Herman has developed a dialect between darkness and light, which allows his large environmental installation to emerge from the darkness of the exhibition space in a revelation of light.
January 24 through March 26
Li Chevalier – Trajectory of Desire
Li Chevalier’s installation is the second in an edition of installations from the 2016 Venice Biennale scheduled to show at MACRO.
January 27 though March 26
Giuseppe Penone – Equivalenze
An exhibition of new sculptures by renowned Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone. A protagonist of the Arte Povera movement, Penone’s distintive oeuvre has evolved through a deeply poetic, active engagement with nature and time, and a belief in the revelatory, transformative power of art. Peneone adheres to the notion that sculpture originates in primal impulses – like filling one’s mouth with water, or making direct gestures with the hands. Giuseppe Penone has shown in museums worldwide. His work is collected publicly and privately.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi 16 (Piazza di Spagna – Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; January 27 through April 15
Metafisiche e metamorfosi. Valerio Adami, Csaba Furjesi, Ervin Hervé-Lòràmtj
The first retrospective of Italian artist Valerio Adami in Rome, features paintings from the early phase of his career to the present. Early artworks were inspired by the expressionistic style of Francis Bacon. Installation of a parallel exhibition showcasing the works of Csaba Furjesl, foremost among Hungarian artists and an installation by street artist, Ervin Hervé - both of whom will show for the first time in Rome.
Valerio Adami (Bologna, 1935) lives and works in Paris. Montecarlo and Meina (Lago di Maggiore, Italy). He has exhibited in musueums and galleries worldwide and his painitings are found in private, and public permanent collections. Adami’s works will be shown contemperaneously in two other venues.
Istituto Balassi - Accademia D’Ungheria, Palazzo Falconnieri Via Giulia 1 (near Piazza Farnese)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10 1m – 1 pm; through February 19
Valerio Adami – Metafisiche e metamorfosi (165263)
A series of works on canvas, and drawings, fundamental to understanding the poetry and technique that characterize Adami's work.
Galleria André via Giulia 175 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 -12:30 and 4-7:30 pm; through February 26
Larissa Sansour – In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain
Showing for the first time in Italy, the Italian-Palestinan artist presents her works in video, bronze and photogaphy.
The exhibition portrays an artistic balance among science fiction, archaeology and politics. Juxtaposing real figures and digitally generated images in her videos in order to explore the role myth has played in history, and in shaping national identities.
Montoro 12, Via Di Montoro 12
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; January 30 through March 4
A Group show featuring the work of Simon Callery, Maia Morganti, Paolo Parisi, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Marco Tirelli investigates the concept of boundary through the work of a generation of artists born beteeen 1950 and 1965, who pushed their research off the thresholds of pictoria minimalism by reflecting - back - on the relationshp between the work and space and the effect the environment bares on both, while at the same time, exploring the pictorial surface’s material and plastic features.
1/9unosunove, Palazzo Santacroce, Via degli Specchi 20 (near Largo Argentina)
Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm and Saturday 3-7 pm; February 1
Caterina Silva – Munster
This exhibition lends new interpretation to the event that took place at Munster in 1534 when the Anabattists took control of private properties, forc shared wealth and polygamy. The artist considers her painting a struggle with language and its system of classification but uses her work to explore the obscure parts of the mind.
Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Via Del Portico D’Ottavia 13 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through January 30
The Art of the Brick
American sculptor Nathan Sawaya shows seventy sculptures created with more than one million Lego bricks. Returning after a highly popular exhibition here last year.
Auditorium – Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 34
Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm;
through February 26
Panos Tsagaris – Let the Sun Protest
Showing for the first time in Rome, a series of large canvases and works on paper by Greek born aPanos Tsagaris. The artist is influenced by spirituality, mystical tradition, the occult, and alchemy. Tsagaris lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Galleria Marie-Laurie Fleisch, Via Pallacorda 15
Monday – Friday, 2-8 pm and Saturday, 4-8 pm; through January 28
Beatice Pediconi. Dimensioni Variabili
Pediconi returns to the gallery with a new body of work that aligns the interconnectedness manifested in her recent research on painting, photography, video and installation: nine hand-crafted books that document the nine months during which she worked on the project.
Z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Via della Vetrina 21 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm; through January 28
Il Grand Tour. Alvaro Siza in Italia 1976-2016
In tribute to Alvaro Siza, and in collaboration with the exhibition at MAXXI, a selection of drawings and photographs relative to at least twenty-three projects executed by Siza during the forty years he travelled and worked in Italian territories.
Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Piazza Dell’Accademia di San Luca 77
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6:30 pm; through February 25
Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche – Observing the Mind through Art
Though his work is influenced by French Impressionists, particularly Monet, the true origins of Tibetan artitist Drugu Rinpoche’s - one of the most important spiritual masters of tantric Buddhism - work originates from the classic iconography of a Tibetan figurative and evoled into a spontaneous style where gesture is born out of intuition. His abstract and caligraphic paintings reference diverse states of mediation, contemplation and the insights derived from them as suggested in the show’s title. All proceeds from the exhibition will benefit projects that unite art and spirituality.
Alessandra Bonomo Via del Gesù 62 (Pantheon)
Monday – 2-7 pm, Tuesday –Friday, 12-7 pm