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Week of Friday, April 29 through Thursday, May 5, 2016

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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

World Press Photo 2016
For the past 59 years, the World Press Photo Awards have been the most important in the realm of photojournalism. For this edition, 42 photographers from 21 countries — Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey and the United States were given awards in eight categories.. This year’s top prize winner, chosen from the category of Spot News wasAustralian Warren Richardson for his photograph, titled "Hope for a New Life," which portrays a Syrian immigrant helping a child through a barbed wire fence in Hungary..
Museo Di Roma in Trastevere Piazza Di Sant’Egidio 1b
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am -8 pm; through May 29

Also at this museum:

Patagorica:Paesaggi dalla fine del mondo
A series of black and white photographic images representing a personal vision of the most known and important of the natural heritage locations in Patagonia, one of the last sanctuaries of unspoiled nature. Each work reflects the photographer's search for light and shadow, and absolute purity of the forms in nature.
through June 12



Baldo Diodato – Opere 1965-2016

The first retrospective dedicated to Baldo Diodato, executed in the half century between 1965 and 2016, retraces the artist's experiments with the variety of materials that have shaped his work: copper, aluminum, wood and canvas. The 35 pieces on display include performance videos and works on canvas.
Gnam – Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna Viale Delle BelleArti 131 (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through May 29



Manoscritti latini e romanzi da Carlo Magno

Over 180 Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts bear witness to the plurality that characterized the origins of modern Western culture.
Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei – Palazzo Corsin,i Via Della Lungara 14 (Trastevere)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am -1 pm and Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm; through July 22

 

Alphonse Mucha
The first major retrospective of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) with more than 200 works including paintings, posters, drawings, decorative works, jewelry and furnishings, tracing the creative path of this most celebrated exponent of Art Nouveau. At the turn of the end of the nineteenth and onset of the twentieth centuries, Mucha was broadly known for his style of combining images of seductive women into compositions and using innovative typographical layouts to create original posters. He ushered in a new and affordable artform that flourished in Paris’ Belle Epoque. His style was soon to expand to a series of graphic works and decorative home furnishing that appealed to art lovers in Paris and other countries. In 1904, during a visit to the US, the media hailed Mucha as the greatest decorative artist in the world.
While his fame increased internationally, Mucha developed a strong desire to contribute to the independence of the Czech people. Mucha believed in the universality of art, and its inspiring power to communicate, calling for the creation of a spiritual union of the Slavic peoples and, ultimately, of the entire human race. The Mucha doctrine was love of territory and utopian ideals as manifested in his masterpiece, The Slav Epic (1911-28).
Complesso Del Vittoriano Via Di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm,
Friday - Saturday, 9:30 – 10 pm and Sunday, 9:30 – 8:30 pm; through September 11
Also at this museum:

Barbara. The Icon
The celebrated life of the Barbie doll that has expressed the aesthetic and cultural transformation of society since it entrance on the market more than half a century ago. Unlike other myths of modernity that were crushed by the passage of time, the Barbie doll has been privileged to resist the passing of years, its image, represented in over fifty nationalities, reinforces cultural identity and serves as a global i mirror.
through October 30


Mario Giacomelli – La figura near spetta il bianco
The first retrospective in Rome of photographic works by Mario Giocomelli (Senigallia, Le Marche, 1925 – 2000) features two-hundred original images. Giocomelli was a self-taught photographer and painter. Influenced by the neo-realist films of Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini, he eventually developed a style characterized by bold compositions and stark contrasts. Much of his photography documents the aftermath of the streets and fields devastated by the horrors of World War II. His most celebrated portfolios — Scanno, The Landscapes and I Pretini, a transcription of the everyday life of priests — are represented in the exhibition. Giocomelli’s works are part of the permanent collections of international museums such as Castello di Rivoli, Turin; The Brooklyn Museum, MOMA, and  the Metropolitan Museum of New York; The Art Institute of Chicago.
Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi Via di SanPantaleo (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through May 29

 

Roma Anni Trenta: -
La Galleria d’Arte Moderna e le Quadriennali l’Arte Nazione 1931 – 1939

A panorama of works representing the trends, and characteristics that defined Italian art during the 1930’s. Focus is placed on masterpieces as well as lesser known works of art of significant importance, seen publicly for the first time. The painting shown here is by Mario Sironi.
Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, Via Francesco Crispi 24 (Piazza Barberini-Piazza di Spagna)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6:30 pm

Correggio e Parmigianino
A selection of masterpieces from museums worldwide compare and contrast the  careers of two luminaries, both from the city of Parma, protagonists in the school of painting that made that made the city one of the capitals of the Italian Renaissance: Antonio Allegri known as Correggio (1489-1534) and Francesco Mazzola known as Parmigianino (1503-40).
Le Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16 
Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 8 pm and Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 10:30 pm;
through June 26


Yan Pei-Ming. Roma

This exhibition brings together two distinguished fellows of the French Academy in Rome: the Franco-Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming, who sojourned in Rome from 1993 to 1994 and is considered one of the greatest contemporary artists of our time; and art historian Henri Loyrette, in residence at the Académie from 1975 to 1977. Loyrette was director of the Musée d'Orsay (1994-2001) and President-Director of the Louvre (2001-2013). He is guest curator on this exhibition, which displays. Yan Pei-Ming’s vision of the city of Rome and its long history. His works unite the landscapes of Roman ruins, the portraits of popes and iconic films portraying key moments in Italian political life through a selection of twenty site-specific works in large format. Born in Shanghai in 1960, Yan Pei-Ming lives and works in Dijon, France.
Académie de France Villa Medici Viale Trinità dei Monti 1 (top of the Spanish Steps)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; through June 19

 


I Macchiaioli. Le collezioni svelate
I Macchiaioli collectively represent one of the most important movements in 19th-century Italian painting, a group of painters who painted largely out-of-doors, skillfully capturing the quality of light, shade and color.. A selection of 100 works gathered from private collections. Highlights include works of  Cristiano Banti, Diego Martelli, Rinaldo Carnielo, Edoardo Bruno, Gustavo Sforni, Mario Galli, Enrico Checcucci, Camillo Giussani, Mario Borgiotti.
Chiostro Bramante  Via della Arca della Pace
( near Piazza Navona)
 Monday - Friday, 10 am - 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 9 pm;   through September 4

 

Antoine Jean-Baptiste Thomas e il popolo di Roma
1817-1818

Some 142 original drawings by French artist Antoine Jean-Baptiste depict 19th century Rome, the people, rituals and the daily life of the streets and piazzas..
Museo di Roma Piazza Pantaleo 10 (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm;  through September 11

 



Mito, Memoria, Archeologia
The first public viewing in Rome of a rare selection of archival documents, paintings, engravings, sculptures and unpublished archaeological finds that narrate the urban transformation of the Campidoglio, Rome’s City Hall and the ancient civil and religious core of the city. It is the vantage point from which William Turner painted modern Rome with its ,fields of herding cattle. Works are on loan from the Getty Museum.
Musei Capitolini - Palazzo Caffarelli Piazza del Campidoglio
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through June 19



Patrizia alla Valle – MetaMosaico

A body of sculptural works using mosaic, a technique the artist regards as a modern artistic medium. Alla Valle's works harmonize with the beautiful Liberty-style stained glass windows of the Casina.
Villa Torlonia, Casina Delle Civette, Via Nomentana 70
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through April 30






Toulouse-Lautrec

Some170 works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator, from the collection of the dal Museo di Belle Arti di Budapest. The post-Impressionist who lived and worked in Paris, portrayed the Bohemian life and underbelly of the city through the people of its cafés, restaurants, theaters and circuses. Toulouse-Lautrec, who is perhaps most famous for his posters of the Moulin Rouge, died at the age of 36.
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusto (near Piazza del Popolo)
Daily 9:30 am - 7:30 pm; through May 8



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Exhibitions – Palazzo delle Esposizione
Via Nazionale 194
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm


Caravaggio Experience

An original video installation adopts a contemporary approach to artwork in its exploration of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's artistic career. The use of a sophisticated multi-projection system on a massive scale, combined with an original musical score and fragrances, takes visitors on a sensorial journey based on total immersion in the art of this 17th century master.   through July 3


Botero – Via Crucis. La Passione di Cristo
The Way of the Cross.  The Passion of Christ, a cycle of works created by Fernando Botero between 2010 and 2011 comprised of 27 oil paintings and 34 works on paper, manifesting a theme that has been a feature of Botero's work since his childhood and early youth in Colombia, a world abounding in religious images in both the public and private spheres.
Botero's work offers multiple levels of interpretation.  It is always an expansive take – never a purely imitative revisit – on some of the leading players in Western art history such as Paolo Uccello, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, to name but a few.  With a signature style of sumptuous, abundant forms that came to maturity in the 1970s, he builds sensual worlds around characters brimming with immense pleasure and happiness. What we see here is a crossroads where memories of his native city, Antioquia, in the heart of Medellin and of his homeland, are strongly marked by forms of worship deeply ingrained in the culture and conography.  The soft features, the ideas and the forms that seem so stable, are contradicted by the upheaval in which grief and tragedy take shape, adopting the figurative language that is a hallmark of the Colombian artist's work, yet without abandoning his uniquely distorting gaze.
through May 1

Il Giardino del Matisse
The idea for this exhibition came from a book inspired by the work of Henri Matisse, and interpreted by Samantha Friedman, with collages by Italian illustrator Cristina Amodeo. The playful light-heartedness that characterizes Matisse's work is contagious and makes you want to indulge in the game of association - to recompose the great French painter's simple shapes and colours.  Matisse's Garden , a collaborative venture launched by the Museum of Modern Art and the Fatatrac publishing house, comes to Rome from New York.
The book, published to coincide with the exhibition of Henri Matisse: the Cut Outs, is the first in a new venture by the New York musueum involving the publication of an album for every major exhibition associated with its collection and the dissemination of new titles in other countries in cooperation with various publishers. 
through May 22
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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

SuperStudio 50
One of the most influential groups in the Italian radical architecture movement, SuperStudio was founded in 1966 by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, who were later joined by Gian Piero Frassinelli, Roberto and Alessandro Magris, ,and Alessandro Poli. The group's style can be described as metaphysical, innovative and outré. This exhibition is largely deoted to videos along wiht a selection of drawings, photomontages and installations.
through September 4


Amos Gitai - Chronicle of an Assassinatin Foretold
Gitai's work chronicles the assassination of Israeli prime minister Itzhak Rabin in 1985 by a young Orthodox Jew at the end of a major political protest. Rabin was one of the founding fathers of the State of Israel, a politician of great standing thanks in part to his attempts at conciliation with the Palestinians. This project for MAXXI resulted from the film "Rabin the Last Day, " presented in its complete version at the Venice Film Festival, conceived not only a tribute to Itzhak Rabin twenty-years after his death, but also as an attempt to portray the growing crisis in the Israeli society of today.
The exhibition includes five video projections, extracts from the film, photographs and documents recounting its making.
through June 5

Highlights / Visions Fujimoto
Prompts a conversation among selected work by Italian and international artists and architects present in the MAXXI collection centered on the theme of vision, the capacity to see objective reality and transfigure it in a subjective dimension. Sou Fujimoto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paolo Soleri, Luca Vitone, Franz West and Chen Zhen. through June 5


Pier Luigi Nervi  - Architecture for Sport 

A selection of drawings, photographs, documents and models from more than 60 projects for sports facilities, many of them taken from the Nervi Archive in the museum's architectural collections. 
through October 2 

 


Istanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury

Continuing the exploration of the culture of the Mediterranean Basin, an exhibition illustrating the art, society and conflicts of modern day Turkey. Beginning with the recent demonstrations, the show is divieded into five thematic sections: uban transformations; political conflicts and resistance; innovative models of production; geopolitical urgencies; hope. More than 40 Turkish artists and architects have been invited to participate.
through April 30



MAXXI Collection

An entire gallery space is devoted to the museum's permanent collection, with continuously evolving exhibitions- This first in the series features works by 20th century masters, young artists and designers in more than 30 works including paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, photographs and 21 architectural drawings, models, photographs and miscellaneous documents recounting the story of each project. Entrance to this sala is free to the public from Tuesday through Friday.

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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



Dall’oggi al domain. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea
(158925)
A selection of more than 70 works comprised of painting, photography, video, journals, music, and digital creations by Italian and international artists who reflect on the language of cultural expression as an instruments of time that effect and characterize our daily lives. The work shown here is by Guido Paolini.
through October 2

 


William Kentridge – Triumps and Laments
A project begun last March covering the retaining wall along the Tiber River between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini is underscored by a series of initiatives that portray the monumental unfolding of the history of Rome. The exhibition features charcoal figures designed by the Kentridge depicting the iconography of ancient Roman art as well as incorporating images and stories derived from the history of the Catholic Church, including a poignant St. Teresa of Avila, and continue to invoke contemporary history represented by a moving installation dedicated to the murder of poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. In addition to a a selection of works presented at the Venice Biennale of 2015, the exhibition comprises a series of ink drawings and pastels, created especially for this occasion. A large paper frieze measuring over six meters in length reproduces the totality of the sequence of monumental figures realized for the bank of the Tiber project. The exhibition also includes cutouts of figures and objects, seen publicly for the first time. Subsequently, they will be used as standards by the performers for the musical and theatrical event designed by Kentridge in collaboration with Philip Miller, who will be present during the two-day inauguration. Also being shown is video documentation of the preparatory process filmed by the artist over the years, and fundamental to understanding the evolution of the entire project
through October 2

Settima edizione Premio Fondazione VAF
A selection of works by the fifteen finalists competing for this year's Fondazione VAF award.. A piece selected from his or her portfolio will be added to the foundation’s permanent collection. <The VAF award is designed to encourage young Italian artists under the age of forty years whose artwork shows promise of artistic and cultural value that shapes dialogue beyond the borders of Italy and Germany, the foundation’s country of origin. The work shown here was created by Alice Cattaneo.
MACRO Testaccio Piazza Orazio Giustiniani Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm; through May 29

Appunti di una generazione #2: Federico Pietrella – L’ora del tè / Doonatella Spaziani – Febbraio 2016
Artists Federico Pietrella and Donatella Spaziani present two apparently contradictory processes, both of which investigate the relationships among image, time, painting and space, balanced between presence and absence in respect to the artists’ choice of medium.
through May 15


Marisa e Mario Merz –
Sto in quella curva di quella montagna che vedo riflessa in questo lago di vetro.

Two of the most important 20th centrury Italian artists Marissa and Mario Merz, have been steeped in the experience of Arte Povera. Their close relationship and continuous intellectual exchange powered the couple's creativity, without detracting from the clear distinction in their individual work. Together for more than fifty years, they collaborated in the creation of selected works presented in this exhibition, which form a dialogue between sculpture, text, and Marisa’s installations in wax. through June 12

Io E’ Un Altro (auto)ritratti d’artista
A series of self-portraits and portraits by celebrated contemporary artists, many of whom have shaped Rome’s art scene over the past four decades — Franco Angeli, Vito Acconci, Claudio Abate, Ennio Calabria, Candy Candy, Giacinto Cerone, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Plinio De Martiis, Stefano Di Stasio, Mariana Ferratto, Giosetta Fioroni, Gilbert&George, Francesco Guerrieri, Renato Guttuso, Bertina Lopes, Mimmo Jodice, Carlo Levi, Urs Luthi, Carlo Maria Mariani, Nino Migliori, Bruce Nauman, Luigi Ontani, Luca Maria Patella, Cristiano Pintaldi, Arnulf Rainer, Mario Schifano, Sissi, Sten e Lex. These works viewed in a broader context, examine the presentation and auto-presentation of the human face and body.
through May 5


Egosuperregoalterego. Volto e Corpo Contemporaneo dell’Arte

An exhibition analysing the face and body of the artist, who is himself the subject of his investigation. In historical terms, this process is known as genre painting, referring to self-portraits and portraiture. In contemporary jargon, the form has been expanded to include the selfie. Included are works by Giorgio de Chirico, Renato Guttuso, Mimmo Jodice, Luigi Alders, Luca Maria Patella, Cristiano Pintaldi, Urs Luthi, Claudio Abate, Franco Angeli, Stefano Di Stasio, Bruce Nauman, Sten and Lex, Mario Schifano, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Francesco Guerrieri, Carlo Maria Mariani, and Candy Candy.
through May 8


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MACRO - Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Testaccio
Piazza della Giustiniani Tuesday – Thursday, 2-8 pm


Cristiano Pintaldi – Daòòa Materia alla Luce

The artist is known and appreciated for his personal technique of pixel decomposition, a process from which he recreates digital images on canvas. through October 1, 2016


 

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GALLERIES



Volver a Cuba

For the first time in more than 50 years, Cuban artist Anita Guerra returns to her native Havana. She retraces her family roots and re-familiarizes herself with her natal city through an intimate diary constructed of drawings, paintings and photographs.
St. Stephen’s Cultural Center Foundation Via Aventina 1 (FAO Metro exit)
May 3 through 17. Inauguration open to the public, Tuesday,  May 3, 5-8pm.
At other times, phone for appointment 06 572 89530


Vivid Meisen

An exhibition of Japanese kimonos celebrating 150 years of cultural and economic collaboration between Japan and Italy.
Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Via Antonio Gramsci 74 (Parioli)
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30-6:30 pm; through June 4

 

Omar Galliani – Estasi mistica e pienezza creative. Per Santa Teresa d’Avila
An exhibition paying tribute to St. Teresa of Avila - a sublime Spanish mystic - celebrating the fifth centenary since her birth.
Italian artist, Omar Galliani confronts two figures of architecture religious experience: St. Teresa of Avila and the Temple of Bramante on the Janiculum, one of the most important symbols of Christianity in Rome, as well as architectural masterpiece.
Tiempetto del Bramante, Piazza di San Pietro in Montorio 3 (Trastevere-Gianicolo off Via Garibaldi)
Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 12:30 pm, through May 30


Mirco Marcacci – l’uomo come Dio e il Dio dentro ogni uomo
In correlation with the Jubilee year, the Italian-Argentinian artist presents eight large works on canvas and a live-action installation. Marcacci offers an alternative view to understanding the concept of mercy.
San Silvestro Al Quirinale, Via Ventiquattro Maggio 10 (Piazza del Quirinale-Quattro Fontane)
Open during church hours, daily 9 am – 12:00 pm and 4-6 pm; through May 8

 

Vera Rossi – Transparency / Gianlorenzo Gasperini – Bronzes
A group exhibition featuring works of the Milanese photographer Vera Rossi and Roman sculptor Gian Lorenzo Gasperini.
Rossi, active as a photographer since 1996, links themes in her work to nature and still-life. Presenting photographic works in large and small dimension, she investigates the transparency and reflective quality of the materials she employs: windows, glass objects, and water surfaces. Her images underscore the relationship between nature and its duplicate image by way of transparent elements.
Gianlorenzo Gasperini shows a selection of sculptures seen for the first time in Rome.  As instability is a recurring theme in his work, he focuses on the surface texture and appearance of his pieces and the phases of erosion of bronze oxidation.
Gasperini was born in Civitavecchia (1967). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he specialized in sculpture. From 2001 to 2012 his works have been part of the permanent exhibition of the Opera Gallery in New York.
RVB Arts Via Dellle Zoccolette 28 Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; through May 7

Natalie Frank / Rachel Mason – Face to Face
The first solo exhibition in Italy by Natalie Frank, with the participation of the multifaceted artist Rachel Mason. Face to Face is a confrontation between the persona and the subconscious, between the evil of the world and the malaise derived from repressed desires. Frank's paintings and drawings are stages onto which her visionary personages act out hidden fantasies. She defines her mostly female grotesque characters as “portraits of what makes us human”. Her pictorial technique maximizes the tension between the superficial and the profound, between the figurative and the abstract.
The same cruel, clownish world animates Rachel Mason's video of psychedelic folk music in which the artist, performer, singer, sculptress and video maker narrates surreal stories of romance and curiosities. Elaborating on current and historical events, Mason transforms these into intimate and subjective stories through a visual language with a powerful Gothic vein.
Natalie Frank (Austin, Texas -1980 lives and works in New York. She has shown in prestigious galleries and museum’s throughout the U.S. Rachel Mason (Los Amgeles, CA – 1978) lives and works in Los Angeles. She has shown in China and throughout the U.S. in prestigious galleries and museums.
Galleria Marie Laure Fleisch, Via Pallacorda 15 (Ghetto)
Monday – Friday, 2-8 pm and Saturday, 4-8 pm; through September 10

Taryn Simon - Paperwork and the Will of the Capital
Simon's first solo exhibition in Italyfollowing her participation in the 56th Biennale di Venezia in 2015. Her most recent body of work, Paperwork and the Will of Capital comprise 12 unique sculptures and 36 limited photographs. The photographs—large, colorful, and spectacular with a nod to Pop art, custom-framed in mahogany to emulate the style of boardroom furniture,speak to the bombast of national and corporate symbolism; the sculptures—stylized concrete flower–presses containing delicate preserved floral specimens and their documentation—operate in a discrete and classified zone. A storyteller whose grist is the instability of fact, Simon's research-driven approach has produced impactful bodies of work. In Paperwork and the Will of Capital, Simon examines accords, treaties, and decrees drafted to influence systems of governance and economics, from nuclear armament and border issues to oil deals and diamond trading. All involve the countries present at the 1944 United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, which addressed the globalization of economics after World War II, leading to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Gagosian Gallery Via Francesco Crespi 14 (near Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; through June 24



Elaine Byrne – La diritta via

In her first first solo exhibition in Rome, Irish artist Elaine Byrne shows a selection of her most recent works in sculpture, photography and video inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Montoro 12, Via di Montoro 12 (Piazza Campo dè Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through May 7


Francesco Topa - Ladri

Francesco Topa’s first solo exhibition in Rome presents works replicating themes from ancient and medieval Rome. The work that gives the exhibition its name is derived from Latruncoli, which in ancient Latin means thief. Tropa’s still life compositions in bronze evoke the perpetual effects of duality between movement and stillness.
Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Via Del Gesù 62
Monday, 14-7 pm and Tuesday – Friday, 12-7 pm; through May 20

 

Richard Long – River Avon Mud
English sculptor Richard Long is among the foremost British landscape artists, the only artist to have been short-listed four times for the Turner Prize. He was nominated in 1984, 1987 and 1988, before winning the award in 1989 for "White Water Line." Long studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art, going on to create works in various media, including sculpture, photography and text. He currently lives and works in Bristol, England where he was born. His work is on permanent display in Britain at the Tate and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery as well as galleries in America, Switzerland and Australia.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill,Vicolo Dei Catinari 3 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm; through April 30

 



Appunti di viaggio: Barbara Klemm –
Fotografare sulle orme di Goethe

German photographer Barbara Klemm presents a series of images echoing the pen and Indian ink drawings Goethe made during his excursions in Bohemia, Switzerland, German and Italy.
Casa Goethe Via Del Corso 18 (Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; through June 5

 




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