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October 20 November 2, 2017

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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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Among the seventy plus works selected for this exhibition of works by 16th-century artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldi (Milan 1526 – 1593), twenty works are drawings and paintings, on loan from museums and private collections being shown publicly in Italy for the first time. Arcimboldo’s career as an artist began at an early age with the execution of designs for stained glass windows at the Cathedral in Milan. He later became known for compositions of imaginative portrait heads created from fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. In 1562, he became the court portraitist to Ferdinand I at the Habsburg court in Vienna and later to Maximillian II and his son Rudolf II of Prague. Some of his more extravagant and avant-garde piece were rediscovered in the early twentieth century by Dadist and Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalì.
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13
Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am – 7 pm; through February 11



Mangasia. Wonderlands of Asian Comics
The largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms, many of them rarely if ever shown outside their country of origin. The selection characterises the creative processes that underlie the production process from scripts, sketches and layouts to finished pages. The exhibition offers a survey across the entire realm of the new comics continent of Mangasia, showing artworks from Japan, North and South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, as well as emerging comics cultures in Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Mongolia and Vietnam. Thematic sections will contrast the diversity of fantastical folklore, real history and daring experimentation in comics from across the entire region. The exhibition will explore precursors of comics found in Asia’s visual narrative traditions and their continuing impact beyond the printed page on live-action and animated film and television, music, games, fashion and contemporary art. The show is curated by Paul Gravett and a team of over twenty advisors.
Palazzo delle Esposizione, Via Nazionale 194 (Piazza Veneia and Piazza della Repubblica)
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 20


Claude Monet was a key exponent who large extent became the most iconic figure in the Impressionist movement. His paintings are firmly characterized by their depiction of landscape and leisure activities in Paris and its environs as well as the Normandy coast where he was grew up. He was introduced to plein-air painting by Eugéne Bourdin, transforming it into a lifelong ritual. Monet's artworks captured the prevailing themes of plein-air, natural scenes and the many varied atmospheric elements of nature. He succeeded in transforming colors into pure energy, dissolving the rational unit of nature into an indistinct, ephemeral, flawless flow with no confining borders. Monet may well have given freedom to the concept of painting. The exhibition features sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris. They are the same works the artist kept at his home in Giverny which were donated to the museum by his son Michel.
Complesso Del Vittoriano Via Di San Pietro in Carcere
Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am – 10 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am – 10 pm
through February 11

Patrizia Comand – La Nave di Folli. Das Narrenschiff

The selection of works appearing in this show were painted by the artist between 2013-2014, drawing inspiration from Sebastian Brant's satirical poem Das Narrenschiff, first published in Basel in February 1494 during Carnival with illustrations produced in collaboration with Albrecht Dürer. The text in verse is composed of 112 chapters. Comand’s paintings create an original visual and narrative universe, where floating figures are shown in movement. Twenty preparatory drawings, referring to 20 chapters will accompany the exhibition.
Fondazione RomaMuseo – Palazzo Cipolla Via Del Corso 320 (Centro)
Tuesday –Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through November 12


Totò Genio
Fifty years after his death, an exhibition dedicated to the actor/comedian Totò seek to introducie him to a younger generation simply by bringing attention to his onscreen character and contribution to the interpretation of Italian culture elaborated through the lens of Italian cinema and a selection of photographs and movie clips.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere Piazza Sant’Egidio 1b (Trastevere)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through February 18




L’essenziale verità delle cose Francesco Trombadori

A retrospective tribute to Francesco Trombadori (Siracusa – 1886 – Rome 1961) whose works captures a rare rapport between artist and Rome, the artists’ elected patria since the turn of the twentieth century. Trombadori was a prominent figure among artists from the School of Roman Art.
Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Via Francesco Crispi 24
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am - 6:30 pm; through February 11


Enjoy:L'arte incontra il divertimento

A themed exhibition including amusing works, many site-specific and interactive, by artists Alexander Calder, Mat Collishaw, Jean Tinguely, Leandro Erlich, Tony Oursler, Ernesto Neto, Piero Fogliati, Michael Lin, Gino De Dominicis, Erwin Wurm, Hans Op de Beeck, Studio 65, Martin Creed, Ryan Gander, and TeamLab, curated by Danilo Eccher.
Chiostro del Bramante, via Arco della Pace 5 (near Piazza Navona)
Monday-Friday, 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday-Suday, 10 am - 9 pm; through February 23


Picasso. Tra Cubism e Classicismo: 1915-1925
From a distance of a hundred years, the exhibition will retrace Picasso's 1917 trip to Rome and Naples following Sergei Diaghilev's company Ballets Russes with poet Jean Cocteau and Igor Stravinsky. During this trip Picasso met and fell in love with Olga Khokhlova, the first dancer in the company and his first wife.
Le Scuderie del Quirinale Via XXIV Magggio 16
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8pm and Friday,
Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 21



Picasso – Parade il sipario
On loan from the Centre Pompideau, Paris, a work of monumental dimensions (17 metres long by 11 metres high) rarely travels outside the Georges Pompideau Museum in Paris where it is part of the museum’s permanent collection.
The work was realized by Picasso and conceived by Jean Cocteau for the ballet at Théatre du Chatelet in 1917.
Galleria Nazionale D’arte, Antica Palazzo Barberini,
Via delle Quattro Fontane 13 (Palazzo Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; through October 21

Collosseo – Un’icona
Divided into six sections, the exhibition presents the historical-cultural influences of the amphiteatre from painting to restoration, architecture and urban planning, to entertainment and literature, to sociology and politics.
Anfiteatro Flavio – Collosseo Piazza Del Colosseo
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 – 5 pm; through January 7, 2018


Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Un Uomo Innamorato
Thirty years after his death, an exhibition paying tribute to Renato Guttoso, one of the most significant exponents of Neo-Realism, comprises twenty-three paintings, photographic works and short films. Guttoso, born in Sicily, is one of the most celebrated contemporary Italian artists.
Through November 26




E’ solo un’inzio 68
An exhibition dedicated to paralleling artistic and social movements initiated in Italy in 1968. In both categories the effect on society left an enduring impact. Curated by Ester Coen.

Palma Bucarelli

An exhibition featuring fifty works from the private collection of Palma Bucarelli, legendary Director of the Gallerie Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (1941 – 1976). Works range from Hans Richter's 1917-18, Henry Moore from 1931 to the Italian figurative of the 1930’s and 1940’s; Arturo Martini, Marino Mazzacurati, and Alberto Savinio, as well as a series of graphics and watercolors by Giorgio Morandi. Included are Postwar to Abstractionism of the Prampolini and ex Forma 1: Piero Dorazio, Pietro Consagra, Giulio Turcato. Masson, Tàpies, Hartung and Twombly, of whom in '58 Bucarelli presented the first Roman staff to the Turtle represent the foreign artists of the collection. Of particular importance are the works of Jean Fautrier (shown here).
Through November 26.


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

Showcases styles and trends that have guided interior spaces since the early twentieth century. The complexity of contemporary society is presented through a selection of renderings, photographs, films and video interviews along with models, prototypes and objects that recount the domestic environment, workplaces, reception and commercial spaces, museums and installations, furnishings and accessories.
through October 29



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 07040

Appunti di una Generazione #4 Simone Berti / Coughi Cosello
Two artists hark back to the nineties. Berti conducts esearch moving from the concept of precariousness. His paintings, expressly for MACRO reflects on the relations of the painted form, putting into dialogue sedimentary figures in our collective imagination and abstract signs ,in a play that evokes works of the more remote past and experiments of the painting of the twentieth century.
Cuoghi Corsello is considered one of the pioneers of Italian street art. During the second half of the 1980s he was among the many who created icons of animated figures and graphic signs in Bologna and other Italian cities.
Through November 26


Artisti in Residenza Mostra Finale – Ferreri /Gobbi
Francesca Ferreri (Savigliano, 1981) lives in Turin. Her works shows the parallel between archaeological and artistic practice through an assemblage of found and commonly used objects; deodorants, toys, furnishings, Ferreri fills the empty objects by saturating them with pigmented plaster.
The work of Marco Gobbi (Brescia, 1985), lives in Venice and Frankfurt. His works evolve around his early attraction to a material, a story, an object, resulting in experiments that create new artistic perspectives.
Through October 29



Piazza Orazio Giustiniani (Testaccio)
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm

Segnali di fumo
Artists Cyprian Gaillard, Laurent Grasso, Paolo Icaro, Ann Veronica Janssens, Giovanni Pzzola, Claudio Parmiggiani, Reynold Reynolds, Gavin Turk and Pae White form a group show featuring thirteen works including site-specific installations. The works are concentrated around the theme of smoke as an alternative perception to reality. MACRO Testaccio Piazza Orazio Giustiniani (Testacci) Tusesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm through October 1 Franca Pisani – Codice archeologico. Il recupero della bellezza (franca pisani…) Tuscan artist Franca Pisani shows work that is an integral part of larger exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale (Pavillion 9B) dedicated to Palmira’s The Desert Bride.
through November 26

Franca Pisani – Codice archeologico. Il recupero della bellezza

Tuscan artist Franca Pisani shows work that is an integral part of larger exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale (Pavillion 9B) dedicated to Palmira’s The Desert Bride.
through November 26



Nicole Voltan – Piano Cielo / Piano Terra
Nicole Voltan imagines distant spaces calculated across a timetable of a billions of years that take into consideration the mineralization of matter and the fossil power of the universe. The artists’ thoughts have no bond, no commitment to the present, instead, express a perspective toward primordial origin and a cosmological future.
Mucciaccia Contemporary, Piazza Borghese 1a (Piazza in ’Lucina)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7: pm; through December 5




A group exhibition featuring the sculpture works of Gianlorenzo Gasperini and the photographs of Vera Rossi. Gasperini’s sculptures realized in resin, bronze and plaster are best characterized by their strong sense of line and movement. While irony is an important component of his research, they explore the theme of balance, which allows Gasperini the opportunity to free himself from the heavy burden of tradition and to operate in an instable present, where all certainties dissolve. Gianlorenzo Gasperini was born in Civitavecchia in 1967. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where he specialized in sculpture. From 2001 to 2012, his sculptures were part of the permanent exhibition of the New York Opera Gallery. Rossi's photographs capture splits, cracks and detached plaster by the artist in a series of shots taken on the Aeolian Islands. The material surface of the walls weathered over time from atmospheric elements becomes the pretext for investigating the concept of fracture and crossing. The images show a crumbling reality of which cracks become a poetic metaphor. Born in Milan, Ms. Rossi photographs mostly fall under the genre of still life and natural elements. In 2013 her works were chosen for an installation at the Armory Show in New York and in 2017, she participated in MIA Photo Fair in Milan.
RVB Arts Via Zuccolette 28 (just behind the Lungatevere near Piazza Farnese)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1:30 pm and 4-7:30 pm; through October 28



Fotografia 4: Lotte Jacobi and Alfred Eisenstaedt
The fourth in series of photographic exhibitions focused on the evolution of German photography from the 1920’s through present. Lotte Jacobi's photographs, despite the influence of New Objectivity, in which glimpses of real life prevail, return to the formal language of transition. Her portraits have the effect the soft focus introduced to photography with the production of large formatted works which recall traditional studio photography. Jacobi was born in 1896. Eisenstaedt’s most celebrated photograph shown here is indicative of his keen vision to capture the moment in its significant historical context. Born in 1898, Eisenstaedt documented some of the most salient occasions and personalities prior to and after WWII. He emigrated to the United States in 1933 when persecution of the Jews began under Hitler. Eisenstaedt began his career in the U.S. with the Associated Press. The exbition is curated by Ute Eskildsen comprises of eighteen works by Jacobi and thirty by Eisenstaedt.
Villa Massimo – Academia Tedesca Largo di Villa Massimo 1-2 (Nomentana)
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7:30 pm and Friday, 9 am – 4 pm; through November 24



Davide Balula – Iron levels
At once surreal, comical, and critically engaged, Balula’s works examine the intersection of philosophy, phenomenology, and physics.  For the Rome gallery, he has created an experiential trajectory that responds directly and specifically to the architecture. On entering the exhibition, visitors pass through a sculptural metal detector. A ubiquitous instrument of search and verification, the metal detector makes private belongings into objects of suspicion or potential threat. Its purpose is to reveal the metal, non-bodily material we carry with us each day—keys, coins, cell phone—that which is habitually treat as extensions of the self.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Franceso Crispi 16 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm;
through November 18


Isobel Church – Many Moons

Showing for the first time in Italy, English artist Isobel Church unites traditional techniques and new technology in the creation of her works in ceramics, relief on paper, bronze and a diverse found objects.
Montoro 12 Via Di Montoro 12 Tuseday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through October 28



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

Sala 1
Founded in 1970 by sculptor Tito Amodei, Sala 1 hosts exhibitions featuring contemporary works of art by Italian and international artists working across a broad spectrum of artistic styles and art trends.

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