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Week of Friday, May 27 through Thursday, June 2, 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.
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Bansky - War, Capitalism & Liberty
An exhbition, unauthorized by the artist, presents a survey of one-hundred and 150 works by Banksy, the England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. All artworks in the show are loaned from private collections. Bansky’s satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. While he has taken shelter behind a concealed identity, he advocates a direct connection between the artist and his constituency. Bansky believes that this is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people, and adds, “we need to make it count.” This exhibition echoes themes and motifs that form the core concept of his artistic vision.
Fondazione Roma Museo –Palazzo Cipolla Via del Corso 320 Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7pm; through September 2


Domon Ken – Il Maestro del realismo Giapponese
A retrospective dedicated to the veteran photographer, and pioneer of Japanese realism, a pivotal figure in the history of modern Japanese photography. The exhibition is comprised of more than 150 images shot from the 1920s to the 1980s, documenting the path of social realism prior to and during WWII. Some images in the portfolio trace the tragedy of Hiroshima.
Museo Dell’Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (near Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through September 18


Benvenuto Ferrazzi (1892-1969)
The first retrospective in Rome of paintings works by Benvenuto Ferrazzi , an artist little known outside the perimeters of the Roman School of which he was a key exponent during the first half of the 20th century.
Casino Dei Principi - Villa Torlonia Via Nomentana 70 Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; September 25



Antonio Meneghetti

A retrospective of more than 100 works in painting, sculpture, objects and jewelry show the range of artistic talent and scientific research of artist, scientist, philosopher and educator, Antonio Meneghetti (1936 -2013). Meneghetti, sometimes referred as an "evil genius," created a project called Ovopedia, envisioning the creation of a multimedia encyclopedia that would have rewritten history according to his own creed. Today, the cult continues to be strong in Italy, Brasil and Russia, where Meneghetti was revered by his followers and treated as a guru.
Complesso Del Vittoriano, Ala Brasini Sala Giubileo, (near the Capitoline).
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm,
Friday - Saturday, 9:30 – 10 pm and Sunday, 9:30 – 8:30 pm; through June 26


Dialogo sulla Misericordia. Dal Seicento all’Ottocento
Ten paintings on loan from the Hermitage Museum in Moscow, underscore the concept of Mercy, which is the theme of this year's jubilee., Italian and Russian masterpieces from the seventeeenth century Euopean perspective through Italian painting in the nineteenth century when emphasis was placed on religious,mystical, historical and social themes.
Complesso Monumentale di San Salvatore in Lauro, Piazza Di San Salvatore in Lauro 15
(off via dei Coronari near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30 am – 1 pm and 4-7 pm; through September 25


Camille Henrot – Monday
Henrot’s work blurs the traditionally hierarchical categories of art history. She is best-known for her videos and animated films combining drawing, music and occasionally scratched or reworked cinematic images. Her recent work, in sculpture, drawing, photography and, film, considers the fascination with the "other" and "elsewhere" in terms of both geography and sexuality, reflected in popular modern myths that have inspired her, such as King Kong and Frankenstein. The artist's impure, hybrid objects cast doubt on Western history and highlight its borrowings and grey areas. Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Chisenhale Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, the Musée d’Art Moderne, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, and the New Museum in New York. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in Washington, DC, where she produced the video Grosse Fatigue awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Fondazione Memmo – Palazzo Ruspoli, Via Della Fontanella Di Borghese 56 ( near Lungotevere Augusta)
Wednesday – Monday, 12-7 pm; through November 6

Barbara Salvucci. INK
Recent works by Roman artist Barbara Salvucci, a series of wall hangings in zinc.
Museo Carlo Bilotti (Aranciera di Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday, Sunday, 10 am – 3:30 pm;
through June 26

Also at this museum:

Salvarsi dal naufragio – Fraddosio/Marini

The works of Antonio Fraddosio and Claudio Marini address the issue of migrant-shipwreck population caught between the throes of conflict in their plight to find a better way of life.
through June 19


Calligrafia e arte calligrafica del Pakistan
Still e tendenze contemporanee

A selection of contemporary caligraphic artworks executed in Arabic by well-known Pakistani artists. Caligraphic motifs have had an important decorative function in Islamic architecture. Often, caligraphy is integrated with the ornamental style of arabesque.
Museo Nazionale D’Arte Orientale Giuseppe Tucci – Palazzo Brancaccio,
Via Merulana, 248 (San Giovanni)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 am – 2 pm and Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 9 am – 7:30; through July 10

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; through October

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

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


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

Gianni Berengo Gardin. Vera Fotografia.

The exhibition reviews the long career of Gianni Berengo Gardin (Santa Margherita Ligure 1930), the photographer who has managed to capture the Italian spirit and era better than any other over the past fifty years.  His life and work depict a straightforward portrayal of Ithe Italian social landscape.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale 194
through Augusto 28

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


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 

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.


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

Videocracy # 1: Bruce Nauman / Cheryl Donegan

An exhibition surveying three monumental video works by two iconic artists of the 20th century; Bruce Nauman and Cheryl Donegan. The survey focuses on Nauman’s "Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimater of a Square" (1967-68, 10’ 35” and Donegan’s "Head" (1993, 5’ 56”) and "Sets" (1997, 3’ 16”), making generational, genre, media – film styles and methodological comparisons between the works of the two artists.
through October 2

Segni, alfabeti, scritture.
Percorsi nell’arte contemporanea attrverso la collezione Macro

The exhibition explores the relationship that occured throughout most of 20th century between the visual arts and writing as depicted in art movements from the historical avant-gard to collages, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, the visual poetry of the 1970s, and conceptual art of the 1990s. A selection of non-figurative works from the museum’s permanent collection illustrates the way in which writing can be understood not only in gestural and calligraphic contexts, but also conceptually.
Works of the following artists are represented in the show: Gastone Novelli, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo, Bice Lazzari, Carla Accardi, Pietro Consagra, Gianfranco Baruchello, Nicola De Maria, Domenico Bianchi, Vasco Bendini, Naoya Takahara,Maurizio Arcangeli, Claudio Adami, Luca Maria Patella, H. H. Lim, Claire Fontaine and Carla Accardi whose work is shown here.
through November 2

Appunti di una generazione #3:
Matteo Basilé – Pietra Santa / Gioacchino Pontrelll

The third edition of the museum’s studio project showcases works by two Italian artists who emerged in the the 1990s.. Matteo Basilé presents his new series of photographic works depicting marble quarries of Carrara and Gioacchino Pontrelli selection of works in which paintings of figurative and abstract forms are manipulated in a collage of signs and images.
through October 2

Dall’oggi al domain. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea

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

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

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



Il Mondo Come Appare
Dedicated to Italian photography works of the last ten years and to current followers of the pattern begun by Luigi Ghirri who produced pioneering color photographs of landscape and architecture within the milieu of conceptual art during the 1970s. The show features works by Marcello Galvani, Paola de Pietri, Cesare Ballardini, and Guido Guidi
1/9 Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Via degli Specchi 20 (Largo Argentina – Via Arenula)
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm and Saturday, 3-7 pm; through July 30


Brian Eno: Light Music
The English artist, best known for his pioneering work in electronic and ambient music, and for his association with the glam rock group Roxy Music, exhibits his forays into the visual arts. Two works focused on light, time and sound, boxes in which light plays with infinite combinations of color and intensity, generated by  mounted "speaker flowers" that move along with the music being played.
Galleria Valeria Bonomo, Via del Portico d'Ottavio 13 (Ghetto)
Tuesday-Sunday 3-7 pm through September 30.

Studio Systems
Mythologized as the locus of artistic creation, the studio has undergone a sea change in the past fifty years as artists have reconfigured and diversified the sites of their activity. Conceptual practice since Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades and Andy Warhol’s factory has generated new forms and sites of creative endeavor that often exceed the limits of the studio proper.
In looking at the works of past and recent AAR fellows, this exhibition aims to plumb some of the tensions governing contemporary studio practice issuing.
American Academy in Rome Via Angelo Masina 5 (Porta Prancrazio)
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4-7 pm;


Works by eight Spanish and Sicilian artists in an intense exchange. Images in variety of genres and moods: Nicola Pucci, Evita Andújar, Massimiliano Carollo, Dalila Belato, Luke Crivello, Martínez Canovas, Roberto Calo and Luis Serrano.
RvB Arts, Via delle Zoccolette 28 andRoma Antiquariato Valligiano - Via Giulia 193, 00186 Roma
Opening Thursday-Friday, May 19-20, 6-11 pm. The show remains on view Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am- 1 pm and 4-7:30 pm, through June 18.


In the Stillness of the Landscape Room

A group exhibition featuring works by Paolo Belletti, Giovanni Kronenberg, Alessandro Roma, Andrea Sala, Alberto Savinia and Marco Strappato in a variety of media.
Z2O Galleria Via Della Vetrina, Via Dellla Vetrina 21
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm; through June 10


Paolo Borelli – Dreamers

Twenty works in collage, painting and installation portray the immigrant, a recurring theme in Borelli’s ouvre.,
Sala 1, Piazza Di Porta San Giovanni 10
Tuesday – Saturday 4:30 – 7:30 pm; May 21 through June 15

Tomaso De Luca – Ein reiner Morgen in Amerika
(A clear morning in America)
A body of recent sculpture  by emerging artist Tomaso De Luca.
MONITOR Via Sforza Cesarini (Jewish Ghetto) Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm;
through July 16



Marco Tirelli

Ten years since its inception, Fondazione Cerere celebrates its sixth exhibition cycle. Alongwith Ceccobelli, Dessì, Gallo, Nunzio, and Pizzi Cannella, Tirelli was an exponent and founder of the group of artists who formed the San Lorenzo School.
Fondazione Pasticifico Cerere, Via degli Ausoni 7
Monday – Friday, 3-7 pm and Saturday, 4-8 pm; through July 22


Virginia Ryan – I Will Shield You

In a solo exhibition, Australian-born artist Virginia Ryan, showing for the first time in Rome, presents a series of fifteen shield sculptures. Ryan lived and worked in Ghana for fifteen years, and her work shows the influence of both rural European and African cultures. Her sculptures are fashioned from metal, thencovered with raw wool, found objects, pages of books, writings, photographs and fabrics, knotted or held together by a net. Her works intend to embody the structures of power and authority.
Montoro 12, Via Di Montoro 12 (near Campo de' Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-9 pm; through June 25

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

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

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



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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