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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Friday, April 24 - Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rome Museums + Galleries + Art Services

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.
www.romapass.it
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MUSEUMS

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; opens April 30 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 si Mostra via Tuscolana, 1055
9:30 am - 7 pm; through September 20 €12

Alberto Olivetti – Per un ritratto di Pietro Ingrao
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pietro Ingrao (Lenola -1915), one of Italy’s foremost political figures, this exhibition pays tribute to his life and work through a selection of paintings and drawings by Alberto Olivetti, which are being shown publicly for the first time. Documentation, photographs of Ingrao's birthplace and of places he frequented throughout his childhood, correspondence, notes and other written material related to his private life and family from the Ingrao archives will also be on display.
Casino dei Principi Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70 (Nomentana, north Rome)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; o through May 10

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

 

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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

 

 





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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



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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





 

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



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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

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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
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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

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

 

The Independent. Informal paths
Segments of work executed by the group during their examination of relationships between neighborhoods and people.
Vasset’s first-person narrative acts as counterbalance to SMU research work, taking over the gallery space through voice projection, physical dimension and fragments of writing printed on the walls.
through May 3


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


 





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

 


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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

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 ) Opens April 17 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.



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



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GALLERIES



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

 

Invernomuto – Wondo Genet
The sixth edition of Invernomuto (Wintermute) is dedicated to the art of sound, Titled One Space /One Sound ,it presents an environmenatal installation created by Wondo Genet, which was first seen at the Marseilleria in Milan. A video project and three drawings, “Negus – Remembering a Night in Sasha “accompanies the exhibition. Wondo Genet, in Amharic, a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia means, “heaven on earth.” - It is a place in Ehiopia near Shashamane, considered sacred by the Rastafarian religon.
Auditorium Parco della Musica ,Viale Pietro de Coubertin 34
Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm;
April 24 through May 10

 

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

 

 


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


 

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



ART SERVICES

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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