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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
November 25 - December 8

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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.
www.romapass.it
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MUSEUMS

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





Antonio Ligabue

Over one-hundred paintings document the long artistic career of Italian painter Antonio Ligabue, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1899 and died in Emilia Romagna in 1965.
Complesso del Vittoriano Via di Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday, Saturday, 9:30 am – 10:30 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am – 8:30 pm;
through January 8

 



350 anni di creatività
The French Academy founded by Louis XIV in 1666, celebrates its 350th anniversary with an exhibition that includes over a hundred works dating from 1666 to the present by artists associated with the Academy, including Fragonard, David, Ingres, Berlioz, Garnier, Carpeaux, Debussy, and Balthus. The exhibition brings together paintings, drawings, statues, prints, musical scores, and archival material as testimony to the sheer artistic variety the institution has produced. Some of these works come from the Academy's own collection, notably portraits by residents and plaster statues. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of events presented on Thursdays—screenings, conferences, and concerts.
Villa Medici – Accademia Di Francia Viale Dellla Trinità dei Monti 1
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through January 15



Rinascere dalle distruzioni. Ebla, Nimrud Palmira
(162961)
Reassembled fragments from ancient sculpture works destroyed in Syrian and Iraqian cities of Palmira, Ebla, and Nimrud, Iraq during recent conflicts.
Anfiteatro Flavio – Colosseo, Piazza Del Colosseo
Monday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; through December 11



Quadriennale d’Arte tempi, altri miti
The 16th edition of this important national rendez-vous devoted to Italian art, the result of an agreement between the Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma and the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo.  Eight years since the last edition in 2008, the show has been designed in an innovative manner, yet with the determination to maintain its institutional identity untarnished —an exhibition tasked with exploring the most significant trends in the panorama of the contemporary visual arts in Italy. The Quadriennale will be the product of multiple visions entrusted to ten different curators selected through a "call for project.” The projects as a whole envisage the presence of approximately 100 artists participating with a wide range of works, accompanied by a full calendar of events.
the painting shown here is by Marinella Senatore
Palazzo delle Esposizioni , Via Nazionale 194 (Piazza Venezia – Piazza della Repubblica)
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 8



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



Picasso Images

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

 

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Edward Hopper

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
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Love. L’arte conemporanea incontra l’amore

A group exhibition by international artists who have executed works that evolve around a common theme: Love.
Works by Gilbert & George, Vanessa Beecroft, Hans Berg, Francesco Clemente, Tracey Moffatt, Marc Quinn and others.
Chiostro Del Bramante Arco Della Pace 5 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, through January 19



Jean Arp
Fifty years after his death, an exhibition celebrating German-French poet, painter, sculptor, abstract and collage artist Jean Arp (1886-1966), one of the most significant artists from the early decades of the twentieth century until his death in the late 1960s.
Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme Di Diocleziano, Viale Enrico De Nicola 79 (Piazza della Repubblica)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am -7:30 pm through January 15



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Mimì Quilici Buzzacchi – Tra segno e colore

Fifty artworks include paintings, graphics, engravings and documents, displayed in three exhibition spaces, retrace the long artistic activity of Mimi Quilici Buzzacchi (Mendole 1903-1990), which began during the late 1920s in Ferrara and continued in Rome until her death in 1990. A section will be dedicated to works of artists who were closely associated with Buzzacchi during her long career —Tato, Carlo Socrate, Filippo De Pisis, and Virgilio Guidi.
In the 1930s, Buzzachi participated in important national and international exhibitions. Together with the artists of the “officina ferrarese,” she worked on the decoration of the Villaggio Coraddini chapel (1938-40) in Libya while that country was under the governance of Italy during WWII.
Galleria D’Arte Moderna Di Roma Capitale, Via Francesco Crispi 24 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am - 6:30 pm through November 27

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Antinoo. Un ritratto in due parti
This exhibition retraces the history behind the celebrated Antinoo portrait sculpture. Two pieces: face and torso, reconstruct
the original and trace the research that has identified the two fragments as part of a single sculpture. Both are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museo Nazionale respectively.
Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps
Piazza Di Sant’Apollinare 8 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:30 pm; through January 15

 

 

 

Gustavo Aceves – Lapidarium
A traveling public sculpture exhibition by self-taught Mexican-born artist, Gustav Aceves. Also known as Skeletal Horses, the exhibition comprises 22 bronze and marble horse statues that are broken or cracked and unfinished in appearance. The installation addresses immigration and was first installed at the Bradenburg Gate in Berlin in 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Sculpted human skulls depict immigrants who died during their journeys. The work will be installed with minor expository adjustments in other cities around the world throughout 2017.
Mercati Di Traiano, Via IV Novembre 94 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through January 8




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
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Tesori per l’aldilà La Tomba degli Ori di Vulci.
Dal sequestro al restauro

A superb collection of jewellery and other finery from a sixth century Etruscan tomb excavated in Vulci, which have have been restored to their original splendour. 
Museo Nazionale Etruscan Di Villa Giulia
Villa Poniatowski Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9
(at Via delle Belle Arti, Parioli)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7 pm; through December 31

Capolavori da scoprire
This unusual museum in a former public works facility juxtaposes shiny modern equipment with ancient artefacts. The addition of three new acquisitions enrich the museum permanent collection. These include three mosaics depicting the rape of Proserpina and the funerary trousseau of Crepereia Tryphaena, a young girl deceased days prior to her wedding. Discovered in the excavations during the late 1800s, the finds included gold jewelry, precious stones and a doll made of ivory with inlay, believed to be have been crafted in Egypt in the 2nd century AD.
Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense 106
Tuesday– Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through January 8

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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

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.



Basim Magdy.
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.

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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

Laboratorio Prampolini.
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






Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma XV edizione: ROMA, Il Mondo

This year’s fifteenth edition of Rome’s International Festival of Photography pays tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of Goethe’s publication of “ Viaggio in Italia" which underlined Rome’s role as as a point of encounter, the cultural crossroads of Europe and the only city to inherit the Grand Tour.
through January 8

 


 

Yi Zhou – Fragments of Rome, past, future, parallel worlds
Chinese born artist Yi Zhou lives and works in Rome, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He creates large multimedia installations in which he combines cinematography, digital animation, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing and compositions of contemporary music representing the new interdisciplinary generation of talented artists. In the Macro hall Yi Zhou introduces a multimedia installation with 3D animation which makes literary and historical references to Rome and its ruins.. The videos are projected on marble plates to recreate an interactive environment.
At the 2011 Biennale Venezia, Yi Zhou collaborated with Ennio Morricone whose composition accompanied the installation. through November 27

 

 

Roma Pop City 60-67
A retrospective covering one of the most exciting chapters in contemporary art in the city of Rome, a period of intellectual and experimental stimuli engendered by the intense artistic and cultural activity of the artists collectively known as the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo: Franco Angeli, Nanni Balestrini, Titina Maselli, Jannis Kounellis, Mimmo Rotella and many others. The show comprises 100 works in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, film and documentary.
through November 27

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EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO TESTACCIO
Via Orazio Giustiana 4
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm


Reaction Roma

The first video of its type viewing Rome from the vantage point of the man on the street offers an unconventional perspective. A collective of images taken by non-professionals using iPhone, Tablet, smartphone, or videocamera.
Spazio Factory. Through December 11



Francesco Cellini – Disegni e strumenti del progetto di architettura

Dedicated to Cellini’s architectural projects from the early 1970s to the present.
Padiglione 9/B, through January 8



Alvaro Siza – Sacro
Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza presents drawings, projects and objects revealing his relationship with the sacred. Projects that are religious in nature are flanked by others where the theme of religiosity is more obscure. Religious objects designed for the Holy Father alternate between figurative drawings and architectural projects in Italy and elsewhere, while on the walls are projected photos of a number of his projects taken by six international photographers: Fernando Guerra, Nicolò Galeazzi, José M. Rodrigues, Leonardo Finotti, Luìs Ferreira Alves and Mimmo Jodice.

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Alternative Exhibition Space
Ettore de Conciliis Sub specie aeternitatis
A selection of recent paintings by Ettore de Conciliis, one of Italy’s most internationally-renowned contemporary artists. He has developed great skill in a wide range of media, including oil painting, murals, sculpture and land art monuments. For the past 30 years, de Conciliis has focused on landscapes. His inspiration has come mainly from the Tiber River Valley north of Rome. The church’s altar in wood is also realized by the artist. In 2009 de Conciliis had a personal retrospective exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The artist has shown in distinguished art galleries in Rome and Milan, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In 2009 the Academy of Fine Arts Museum in St. Peterburg, Russia hosted a retrospective of his work. His paintings are in major collections worldwide. The exhibition is curated by Claudio Strinati.
Chiesa San Giuseppe dei Falegnami, Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro 15 (off Via dei Coronari)
Monday – Sunday, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 3:30-6:30 pm; through January 10

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GALLERIES


Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince

A group show featuresworks inspired by Oscar Wilde’s, the Happy Prince and other fables by one of the last century’s literary giants. The exhibition includes works by; Maiti, Justin Bradshaw, Lorenzo Bruschini, Lucianella Cafagna, Chiara Caselli, Allessandra Gasparini, Simon Gasperini, Orietta Mengucci, Miriam Pace, Sergio Padovani, Alvaro Petritoli, Giulio Rigoni, Vera Rossi, Alessandro Sicioldr, Serena Vignolini, and Xia Ying.
RVB Arts, Via Delle Zoccolette 28 (off Via Arenula)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1:30 pm and 4.7:30 pm; opens December 1 through January 14








Beatrice Pediconi – Dimensioni Variabili

The artist’s first exhibition after a long hiatus, Pediconi returns to Zanin Gallery presenting a new series of works. Pediconi lives and works in New York.
Z”O Galleria Via Della Vetrina (Piazza Navona) Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm; through January 28

 

 

Jeannette Montgomery Barron – Mirrors
The American photographer presents her third solo exhibition at this venue. The show includes fourteen new works in color, a continuation of the series first shown at Magazzino in 2004, and published in the same year by Holzwarth Publications, with text by Edmund White. Jeannette Montgomery Barron uses mirrors as a metaphor of the self. Each image is, in fact, a self-portrait of the artist. The mirror in its literal sense, but also metaphorical: anything that is projected from the image at the time is captured, as a doubled sight. Each and every mirror also reveals another side, becoming a new and in-depth portrait, where latent aspects are captured. In contrast to the earlier series, those included in this exhibition are based on a gestural approach to photography, resulting in an elusive image where contours almost disappear and reflections come from the most diverse contexts.
Jeannette Montgomery Barron (Atlanta, Georgia) lives and works in Connecticut and Rome. She became known for her portraits of the New York art world in the 1980s, which were later published in Jeannette Montgomery Barron (Edition Bischofberger, Zurich. Her works are in numerous public and corporate collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; The Archivio Fotografico, American Academy in Rome and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. She has shown internationally at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich; Scalo, New York and Zurich; Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta; ClampArt, New York; and Magazzino, Rome.
Magazzino, Via dei Prefetti 17
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm; through December 9



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






Nottetempo Bio Imperiale – Fabio Imperiale

In Imperiale’s recent work, his figures, intangible as dreams, indulge and take refuge in an intimate, yet secret relationship with their bodies. His work takes on an organic texturing, and chromatic neutrality that allows an overlapping of images to emerge on the surface, evoking memory. The action and reaction to external elements like rain and salt combine to create a sense of evanescence that corrodes and dissolves the forms.
RVB Arts, Via delle Zoccolette 28 (off Via Giulia or intersects with Via Arenula)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am - 1:30 pm and 4-7:30 pm; through  November 26



Fotografia 3: Willi Moeg – Otto Steinert

This is the third in a series of photographic exhibition showcasing works of German photography from the 1920’s forward. Works by Moeg and Steinert cover the period from the 1950’s to present.
Villa Massimo – Accademia Tedesca Largo Di Villa Massimo1-2
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5:30 pm; through December 2

 

 






I Collage di Carlo Maria Mariani alla Sala

In partnership with the events of the 16th Quadrennial Outside Quadrennial Art Other times, this exhibition pays tribute to Carlo Maria Mariani and his series of recent works in collage.
Sala 1, Piazza San Giovanni 10
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm; through December 2






A View of One’s Own – Three Women Photographers in Rome
This selection of photographs of Rome and its environs by three women, drawn in part from the Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome, confronts the Eternal City and its urban transformation over more than a century, from the Époque to the present day. The exhibition traces the emergence of photography as an independent medium wielded by women with distinctive viewpoints, as it evolved from a documentary aid to a vehicle for subjective expression. Seen in succession against a photographic landscape defined for the most part by men, the images another way of seeing the city's history. In these photographs, taken by female flâneurs, empirical observations of bricks and mortar progressively dissolve into pure, evanescent experience. The exhibition curated by Lindsay Harris, Peter Benson Miller, and Angela Piga is part of La Quadriennale in città (16° Quadriennale d'Arte) and FOTOGRAFIA, Festival Internazionale di Roma. The exhibition is made possible in part by Richard Baron and Adi Shamir Baron
American Academy Rome Via Angelo Masina 5 (Gianicolum -Arco di San Pancrazio)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4-7 pm; through November 27

 

 


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





Adriana Varjao – Transbarroco

Presented in Italy for the first time, one of Brazil's most renowned living artists, Adriana Varejão is perhaps best known for her incisive reflections on the rich yet conflicted history and culture of her country, embodied in the Azulejão or "big tile" paintings, ongoing since the first iteration in 1988. Transbarroco (2014) is Varejão's only multi-channel video installation to date. This work traces key influences on Varejão's oeuvre in sweeping takes of the dizzying interiors of local Baroque churches, and an accompanying sound collage.
Described by Varejão as "jewels of the mestizo Brazilian Baroque," the four churches that appear in the film are among the most significant examples of local religious architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries:. Transbarroco unfolds across four screens, in scenes entitled Gold, The Blue, Sky and Earth, and China. Panning horizontally and vertically, the camera captures the varied figures, surfaces, and contrasting elements that appear in the church interiors.
Larry Gagosian Via Francesco Crespi 16 (Spanish Steps – Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 am – 7 pm; through December 10


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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