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Week of Friday, February 10 - Thursday, February 23, 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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Annette Messager  - Messaggera 
The first solo exhibition in Italy by Annette Messager, one of the most famous, innovative and nonconformist French artists on the contemporary art scene. The exhibition, curated by Chiara Parisi is the first among a new series of contemporary art exhibitions featuring women artists will present major shows with works for the most part not seen in Italy before. Each show will highlight the expressive force of the artist's vision.
This show combines the most remarkable works of a prestigious career with new ones specially created for the Academy. Annette Messager offers an imaginative, dreamlike itinerary that sets up interaction between the interior and exterior spaces of the splendid Renaissance architecture. In an exploration of the revolts led by women, their fears and fantasies, the artist raises the issue of prejudice with a single intention: transforming taboos into totems.
Born in 1943 and laureate of the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Biennale, in 2016 Annette Messager received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for sculpture. Not only sculpture, however, but also drawing, painting, photography, writing and embroidery, are the instruments she uses in her installations.
French Academy - Villa Medici,  Viale Trinità dei Monti 1
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; February 10–April 23

Leonardo e il Volo

This 3D presentation, analyzes Leonardo Da Vinci's experiments and studies of birds in flight, based on documentation in the Codice da Vinci. The Codex, written about 1505, is comprised of 18 pages measuring 21 x 15 centimeters. It x begins with the flight behaviour of birds and proposes mechanisms for flight by machines. For the first time, Leonardo notes that the center of gravity of a flying bird does not coincide with its center of pressure.
Musei Capitolino, Palazzo dei Conservator,i Piazza Dei Campidoglio
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 17

Also at this museum:

El Greco - L’Annunciazione
del Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza di Madrid

A rare opportunity to view one of many magnificent paintings executed by El Greco (Dominikos Theotokopoulos, Crete, 1541) in Toledo, Spain, where he lived at the end of the 16th century (1596-1600). Only a conservative number of his paintings are present in the permanent collections of Italian museums, which is interesting in light of the fact that after leaving Greece, the artist sojourned first in Venice, 1567 and later in Rome from 1570-1576, but El Greco was given few commissions during his years in Italy., perhaps due to his ill-advised criticism of Michelangelo’s merits as a painter. While living in Venice El Greco became a follower of Titian and student of Tintoretto, Veronese and Jacopo Bassano. There, he mastered the craft of Renaissance painting, perspective figural construction and the ability to stage elaborate narratives, a Renaissance trademark.
through April 17


Francesco del Drago: Parlare con il colore
The first retrospective dedicated to the Roman artist since his death in 2011 presents a selection of abstract works that trace his thoughts and practices.
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera Di Villa Borghese,
Viale Fiorello La Guardia 4 (Borghese Gardens)
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm; through March 26

Also at this museum:

Archittura Invisibile

Focusing on an artistic style practiced among Italian and Japanese radical avant-garde artists during the 1960s and '70s. Contemporary Italian and Japanese colleagues view the project's ideas through a new lens and offer a fresh interpretation.
through March 26


Artemisia Gentileschi e il suo tempo
Tracing the artistic path of one of the foremost influential female painters in history, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 -1653). She is legendary for having sued Agostino Tassi for rape, and losing the case in court. The daughter of painter Orazio Gentileschi, a grand artist of the Caravaggio school, the Carvaggio style is pervasive in her art. The paintings executed in her bottega during the Neapolitan period, when she while was under the protection of the nobleman Don Antonio Ruffo (1610-1678), illustrate the professional rapport she had with her Neapolitan colleagues; Jusepe de Ribera and Francesco Guarino Massimo Stanzione, Onofrio Palumbo and Bernardo Cavallino, which is apparent in works such as her Annunciation painted in1630,
Palazzo Braschi , Piazza San Panteleo 10 (Piazza Navona
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through May 7

Also at this museum:

I pittori del ‘900 e le carte da gioco. La collezione di Paola Masino
Seen publicly for the first time decks of playing cards from the original collection of Paola Masino (1908-1989), commissioned designs by many leading artists of the last century including Carla Accardi, Alberto Burri, Consagra, Primo Conti, Carrà, Campigli, Capogrossi, Cagli, Fautrier Jean Cocteau, Carlo Levi, Renato Guttuso, Prampolini and Fausto Pirandello. The exhbition will be accompanied by portraits of Ms Masino realized by De Pisis, De Chirico, Mario Sironi as well as a display of docments and photographs.
through April 30


Giovanni Prini – Il Potere del Sentimento

Italian sculptor, painter, and craftsman Giovanni Prini (1877 – 1958)transferred to Rome from Genova at the onset of the 20th century. He coined friendships with some of the leading artists of that era; Duilio Cambellotti, Umberto Boccioni, Cipriano Efisio Oppo, Sibilla Aleramo, Gino Severini, Ettore Ximenes, and Antonio Maraini. He was a leader in forming a significantly important group of sculptors in the early decades of the century.
Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Via Francesco Crispi 24 (Via Sistina)
Tuesday – Sunday, through March 26



Trastevere. Intrecci d’arte e di vita

A selection of vintage photographs documenting cultural and social scenes in the Trastevere throughout the last century.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere Piazza Sant’Egidio 1/b
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through February 26


Il Museo Universale. From Napoleon’s Dream to Canova
Dedicated to 200 years in the history of European civilization and culture, focusing particularly on Italy as it marks the anniversary of the Papal States' masterpieces of art and archaeology which were returned to Rome in 1816, after the Napoleonic confiscations. The aim of this exhibition is to retrace the salient phases in these historical events and indeed above all, to offer a critical interpretation capable of stimulating today's audiences to appreciate the value that our national cultural heritage acquired in those years, when it was seen for the first time as a key tool for education and played role in developing a common European identity.
Le Scuderie del Quirinale Scuderie del Quirinale
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through March 12


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, extended through February 26


All’ombra delle piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer
Reconstruction in hierglyphics of an Egyptian funerary chapel.
Museo Barracco, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166
Tursday -Sunday , 10 am -4 pm; through May 28



Conversation Piece 1 Part 3

The third in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Italian and international artists who who are currently working in Rome, including works by Piero Golia, Magali Reus(Dutch fellow at the American Academy in Rome), Claudia Wieser (fellow at the German Academy in Rome) and Jonathan Baldock, whose work is shown here.
Fondazione Memo, Palazzo Ruspoli, Via Della Fontanella Di Borghese 56 (near Piazza di Spagna)
Wednesday – Monday, 11 am -6 pm; through April 2


Manzù. Dialoghi sulla spirituality, con Lucio Fontana
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the theme of sacred art was amply represented in art, although often tinged with ambiguity. In this context, The work of Giacomo Manzu (Bergamo, 1908 - Rome, 1991) ushered in a new visual dimension. In 1949, Manzù won the competition to design a bronze door for the Porta San Pietro at St. Peters Basilica at Vatican City.
The following year, Lucio Fontana (Rosario, 1899 - Comabbio, 1968), another iconic artist of the period, also confronted the problem of creating sacred work in contemporary terms when he competed in a competition for the design of doors for the cathedral of Milan. This exhibition bridges the theoretical and visual dialogue between Manzu and Fontana, aiming to shed light on the artistic challenge that was pervasive throughout the Christian world at that time.
Castel San Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 – 7 pm; through March 5

Caravaggio e il maestro di Hartford
This exhibition investigates Caravaggio’s role as the principle protagonists of the iconographic and conceptual revolution that influenced painting in the late fifteenth century and beyond. Research identifies the starting period as 1597-1598 when Caravaggio painted the Canestra della Pinoteca Ambrosiana di Milano. One of the most important findings focuses on the birth of a new genre of still life which can also be characterized as a period of evolution in the paintings of Caravaggio prioritizing representational painting as opposed to naturalism.In a comparative analysis of two artists, it becomes evident that as Caravaggio turned away from the archetype of Italian still life, the Master of Hartford – a painter active in the circle of the Cavalier d’Arpino — was inspired by the works of the Lombard genius which earned him a role of fundamental importance for the diffusion of new iconography, being the oldest and most important specialist in still life active in Rome between the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Galleria Borghese, Piazza Sciprione 5
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through February 19


Time is Out of Joint

With emphasis on reinterpreting its collection, the National Gallery reopens in a newly renovated space, which represents a radical shift toward abandonment of viewing art from the perspective of historical linearity.
GNAM – Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna,
Viale delle Belle Arti 131 (north end of Borgehese Gardens)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 30

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



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.


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

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

Please Come Back.
The World as a Prison?

Twenty-six artists and over fifty works present prison as a metaphor for our technological, hyper-connected, shared and increasingly controlled societies. The exhibition addresses exponential development of digital technologies, the advent of social networks and how the use of data has progressively and inexorably changed our societies, bringing with it, the collapse of social and urban philosophies of sharing. A new way of interacting ushers in the establishment of new regimes that threaten to stripe us of privacy in the name of security.
through May 21

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.



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

Daniele Lombardi – Ascolto Visivo
Paintings by composer, pianist and visual artist Daniele Lombardi integrate the lyricism and expressionism of both music and the visual arts.
through March 26



Daniela Perego – Arrivederci

In her recent works, Daniela Perego continues to explore the delicate organisms which are the construct our collective memories. Floral patterns of the margherita have been a recurring theme in her artworks. The artist lives and works in Rome and Viterbo.
through March 26

Nanni Balestrini – La Tempesta Perfetta (the perfect storm.)
Foremost among his contemporaries, Nanni Balestrini’s exhibition-concept takes c inspiration from Giorgione’s iconic painting of "The Tempest" to confront the current cultural, social and economic situation.
through April 17

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


Anish Kapoor
One of the most acclaimed artists on the international scene, Anish Kapoor returns to exhibit in an Italian museum after more than 10 years absence. Kapoor (b. 1954) who was born in Bombay, has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved there to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
through April 17


Via Orazio Giustiana 4
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm

Luca Padroni – i valori personali

Padroni accumulates stories, settings and people. Employing a variety of painting techniques, he explores a reality characterized by a multifacted nature that is in opposition to his indiviual existence, juxtaposing places, persons and settings that are not always in touch with each other. In this balancing act, Padroni creates an alternate universe in which tantric lovers, flying cats, people pass by in search of answers. Padroni.
through March 26


Rafael Y. Herman – The Night Illuminates the Night

A selection of recent works created from 2010 to 2016. Herman has developed a dialect between darkness and light, which allows his large environmental installation to emerge from the darkness of the exhibition space in a revelation of light.
through March 26

Li Chevalier – Trajectory of Desire

Li Chevalier’s installation is the second in an edition of installations from the 2016 Venice Biennale scheduled to show at MACRO.
though March 26



Boundary Issues
A group show featuring the work of Simon Callery, Maia Morganti, Paolo Parisi, Gerwald Rockenschaub and Marco Tirelli investigates the concept of boundary through the work of a generation of artists, born beteeen 1950 and 1965, who pushed their research off the thresholds of pictorial minimalism by reflecting back on the relationshp between the work and space and the effect the environment has on both, while exploring the pictorial surface’s material and plastic features.
1/9unosunove Palazzo Santacroce
Via degli Specci 20 (Largo Argentina)
Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm and Saturday 3-7 pm;
through March 18

Caterina Silva – Munster

An exhibition that lends new interpretation to and event that took place in Munster in 1534 when the Anabattists took control over private properties, and forced shared wealth and polygamy on the city's citizens. The artist considers her art practice a struggle with language and its system of classification but uses painting to expplore the obscure parts of the mind.
Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Via Del Portico D’Ottavia 13 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm

Walled Gardens in Insane Eden

Art most often gives a visual voice to a catalyst for social change. Borrowing a phrase from The Drowned World, J.G. Ballard’s first science fiction novel and one of his London-based dystopic tales, this group show has been formed around works that portray the world we live in today. Looking at the various events over the last year, some of the tworks assembled for this exhibition may be viewed as expressions of skepticism; from Marie Jacotey’s text-based drawings screaming No!, to Gabriella Boyd’s painting of a man holding a glass half empty, or the concept of the silver lining in Rhys Coren’s cartoon-like cloud-shaped painted marquetry work. Zadie Xa’s hanging textile work represents a symbol of magic and cleansing in her personal supernatural narratives inspired by Korean shaman lore. Continuing this theme of art as therapy, Florence Peake will actively channel both physically and orally the personal losses and political concerns of various audience members at her performance of Voicings on March 10th , acting as a conduit between imagined and material place as she embodies the collective spirit of the audience. A site-specific installation is dedicated to a sculptural labyrinth similar to the London milieu of Ballard’s The Drowned World. 
Z2o Sara Zanin Gallery Via della Vetrina 21 (Piazza Zanardelli – Via Coronari)
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm; through March 25


The Triangle Project
A group exhibition featuring the works of Vanessa M. Palomba, Michelle Rogers and Ayesha Sultana commemorates the hundreds of female factory workers whose lives were lost over the span of a century, in the U.S., Ireland and India. All three incidences occurred from either massive fires or the collapse of a building.
The works of Vanessa Palomba and Michelle Rogers, English and Irish respectively, are shown here. Both artists live and work in Rome. Ayesha Sultana lives and works in Dhaka.
Sala 1 – Centro Internationale d’Arte Contemporanea;
Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 10 (San Giovanni)
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm; February 20 through March 15

Thayaht, Un Futurista Eccentrico, Sculture, Progetti, Memorie

This exhibition pays tribute to Ernesto Michahelles, known artistically as Thayhat, an important exponent and forerunner of the new creative sensibilities brought onto the artistic landscape at the onset of the twentieth century by the Futurist Movement. Working across multiple disciplines, from painting to sculpture, photography, fashion, the applied arts, set design, illustration, graphic advertising, and jewelery to furniture, his work is distinguished by his creative application of lines and synthetic forms, and through precise geometry express an exquisite elegance.
Galleria Russo,  Via Alibert 20 (Trastevere)
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 7:30 pm; through March 2


Cinque Mostre 2017 – Visions(S)
Inspired by the multifaceted term Visione, the annual exhibition of current Rome Prize Fellows places emphasis on physical and perceptual aspects, political, supernatural and mystical concepts. Works in the exhibition explore strategies that the artists and scholars employ to reconfigure our perception of the world. Curated by Ilaria Gianni, and co-curated by Xavier Verini. Performances are scheduled for 7 and 8 pm.
The American Academy Via Angela Masina 5 (Porta Pancrazio) 6-9 pm; February 14


Annalisa Fulvi and Flavia Dodi – Della Pittura

Solo exhibitions by Annalisa Fulvi (left) and Flavia Dodi (right).
Fulvi’s works on canvas in acrylic analyze the sharp contrast and contemporaneous effect of structural and environmental intervention on the landscape. The title for her work is inspired by Leon Battista Alberti's well-known treatise from which the artist makes a systematic investigation of the changes that take place in the context of an urban environment that references a traditional anthro-centric Renaissance.

Flavia Dodi's work is a result of the converging voice of poetic concepts from Western and Oriental art. Her images extendbeyond concept to permit the emergence of actions and rituals that articulate our existence.
RVB Arts, Via delle Zoccolette28 and Via Giulia 193
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1:30pm and 4-7:30 pm


Giuseppe Penone – Equivalenze
An exhibition of new sculptures by renowned Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone. A protagonist of the Arte Povera movement, Penone’s distintive oeuvre has evolved through a deeply poetic, active engagement with nature and time, and a belief in the revelatory, transformative power of art. Peneone adheres to the notion that sculpture originates in primal impulses – like filling one’s mouth with water, or making direct gestures with the hands. Giuseppe Penone has shown in museums worldwide. His work is collected publicly and privately.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi 16 (Piazza di Spagna – Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; through April 15

Metafisiche e metamorfosi. Valerio Adami, Csaba Furjesi, Ervin Hervé-Lòràmtj
The first retrospective of Italian artist Valerio Adami in Rome, features paintings from the early phase of his career to the present. Early artworks were inspired by the expressionistic style of Francis Bacon. Installation of a parallel exhibition showcasing the works of Csaba Furjesl, foremost among Hungarian artists and an installation by street artist, Ervin Hervé - both of whom will show for the first time in Rome.
Valerio Adami (Bologna, 1935) lives and works in Paris. Montecarlo and Meina (Lago di Maggiore, Italy). He has exhibited in musueums and galleries worldwide and his painitings are found in private, and public permanent collections. Adami’s works will be shown contemperaneously in two other venues.
Istituto Balassi - Accademia D’Ungheria, Palazzo Falconnieri Via Giulia 1 (near Piazza Farnese)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10 1m – 1 pm; through February 19

Valerio Adami – Metafisiche e metamorfosi
A series of works on canvas, and drawings, fundamental to understanding the poetry and technique that characterize  Adami's work.
Galleria André via Giulia 175 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 -12:30 and 4-7:30 pm; through February 26






Larissa Sansour – In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain
Showing for the first time in Italy, the Italian-Palestinan artist presents her works in video, bronze and photogaphy.
The exhibition portrays an artistic balance among science fiction, archaeology and politics. Juxtaposing real figures and digitally generated images in her videos in order to explore the role myth has played in history, and in shaping national identities.
Montoro 12, Via Di Montoro 12
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through March 4


The Art of the Brick
American sculptor Nathan Sawaya shows seventy sculptures created with more than one million Lego bricks. Returning after a highly popular exhibition here last year.
Auditorium – Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 34
Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm;
through February 26

Il Grand Tour. Alvaro Siza in Italia 1976-2016

In tribute to Alvaro Siza, and in collaboration with the exhibition at MAXXI, a selection of drawings and photographs relative to at least twenty-three projects executed by Siza during the forty years he travelled and worked in Italian territories.
Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Piazza Dell’Accademia di San Luca 77
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6:30 pm; through February 25



Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche – Observing the Mind through Art
Though his work is influenced by French Impressionists, particularly Monet, the true origins of Tibetan artitist Drugu Rinpoche’s - one of the most important spiritual masters of tantric Buddhism - work originates from the classic iconography of a Tibetan figurative and evoled into a spontaneous style where gesture is born out of intuition. His abstract and caligraphic paintings reference diverse states of mediation, contemplation and the insights derived from them as suggested in the show’s title. All proceeds from the exhibition will benefit projects that unite art and spirituality.
Alessandra Bonomo Via del Gesù 62 (Pantheon)
Monday – 2-7 pm, Tuesday –Friday, 12-7 pm


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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