Paolo Echaurren – Contropittura
More than 200 paintings, drawings and collages produced by the artist from the 1970s to the present. A section dedicated to documentation traces Echaurren's stylistic development beginning with his debut works; the application of squares, watercolors and enamels in small dimension reflecting generational myths in politics and music, as well as works reflecting his personal inclination towards the natural sciences.
The focal point of the exhibition is dedicated to his drawings and collages. Seen publicly for the first time, these works relate to the experience of the so-called urban Indians who, in 1977, appropriated the aesthetic language of the avantgarde.
The last section is dedicated to a series of large canvases executed in the 1980s and '90s. These works confront contemporary art events and environmental issues. The exhibition also includes Echaurren’s latest wall paintings.
GNAM – Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna, Viale Delle Belle Arti 131 (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 3
Las Mitocondria – Cultura Domestica
Spanish artists; Alicia and Maria Angeles, began collaborating in 2008 out of a shared interest in creating an artistic platform rhat would represent their work in dance and the visual arts, encompassing, exhibitions, performances and events. Alicia is a dancer and choreographer based in London while María Ángeles studied Fine Arts and has held exhibitions in Italy. In 2009 they realized Midriasis - Cajas Habitadas, a multi-disciplinary project based on the study of memory and emotions.
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Arnaciera Di Villa Borghese Viale Fiorello La Guardia 4 Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through November 29
Mattia Preti – Un giovane nella Roma dopo Caravaggio
In conjunction with events related to the 2015 Roman Jubilee, the exhibition celebrates 400 years since the birth of Mattia Preti (1613-1699) 22 masterpieces from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Carcassonne, the Uffizi in Florence, the National Gallery of Cosenza and the Pinacoteca di Brera, and from private collections in Italy, London and Switzerland trace the artistic career of the artist known as the"Cavaliere Calabrese" beginning with his stay in Rome from 1630 to 1649. The exhibition brings to fore little known aspects of his career as a painter and his training in papal Rome after the death of Caravaggio.
Palazzo Corsini – Gallleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica Via Della Lungara 10
Wednesday – Monday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through January 18
Mario Sironi e le illustrazione per “Il Popolo d’Italia 1921-1940
This exhibition features 345 illustrations, designed for the Fascist party by Mario Sironi, one of the most celebrated Italian artists of the 20th century.
Casino Dei Principi, Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through January 10
URBS PICTA la Street Art a Roma:
Fotografie di Mimmo Frassineti )
Photographs of Rome street art, which pervades public spaces and housing complexes throughout the city, in an exhibition attempting to reframe
the discussion of the importance of the work and its conservation.
Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranceria Viale Fiorello (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Friday 10 am - 4 pm; through January 17
Also at this museum:
Speculum: La material e il suo doppio
A selection of 20 works on canvas in mixed-media by Italian arists Marco Angelini (1971-). The artists, who divides his time between Rome and Warsaw, has said that art should play a vital part in society. This exhibition, curated by Raffaella Salato, each work has a "sister" expressing the same concept in a different way, hence the title which translates "the material and its double."
through December 6
Balthus – La retrospettiva
A major retrospective exhibition in two locations commemorates the 15th anniversary of the death of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known artistically as Balthus (1908-2001), one of the most original and enigmatic masters of his time. His relationship with the Eternal City was decisive in the direction his art was to take. Over a period of six decades, Balthus depicted girls in suggestive poses, capturing an eroticism that meant to both seduce and tease untoward thoughts. At the opening of his retrospective at the Met in New York, Peter Schjeldahl of the New Yorker wrote in 2013, “He strains the moral impunity of high art to an elemental limit, assuring himself an august, unquiet immortality. Some 200 works make up a two-segment itinerary that includes paintings, drawings and photographs from the most important European and American museums, and private collections.
Scuderie Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 31
This second phase of the Balthus commemoration highlights the artist’s’ creative process: his work in the atelier, use of models, techniques and resort to photography with relation to the period during which he lived and worked in Rome. Balthus became Director of the Acadèmie de France, Rome in 1961.
Villa Medici – Académie de France Trinità dei Monti 1 (top of the Spanish Steps)
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm; though January 31
Exhibitions – Palazzo delle Esposizione
Via Nazionale 194
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm
Impressionist and Modern. Masterworks from The Phillips Collection
Sixty-two paintings from America’s first museum of modern art. A treasured Washington, D.C. institution opened to the public in 1921by Duncan Phillips. through February 14
Una dolce vita? Dal Liberty al design italiano. 1900 – 1940
Works by the artists who have been deemed the heirs to a great tradition in art and craftsmanship, the decorative arts in early 20th century Italy, which reflected the people's desire to see the march of progress in a country that had only recently been united. Cabinet makers, potters and master glaziers often worked hand in hand with the leading artists of the day, eventually producing a fully-fledged "Italian style" which was to have a major impact on the birth of modern design. through January 17
Russia on the Road
Showcases 60 paintings both from two of Russia’s leading museums: the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum. The exhibition explores a century of Russian art coinciding primarily with the Soviet era. through December 15
Dedicated to Impressionist masters, the exhibition traces Parisian society during the second half of the 1800s as reflected in the artistic, cultural and social evolution that took place at that time. The paintings, on loan from Musée d'Orsay, include works by Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, Bazille, Morisot and others.
Complesso del Vittoriano, Ala Brasini Salone, Via San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm; through February 7
Also at this museum:
A. T. Anghelopoulos / Andrea Pinchi – Tra Materia e Anima. Tra Memoria e Tempo
A dialogue between A.T. Angelopoulos and Andrea Pinchi. whose works demonstrate a strong relationship matter and what it contains. The two artists confront and integrate four important elements key to their theme: material, the soul or anima, and memory and time.
The exhibition’s curator, Prof Claudio Strinati has said that the work is "a community of purpose that does not involve an outward similarity but a profound harmony of creative results ".
through November 25
La forza delle rovine
A selection of one-hundred and twenty works on loan from public and private Italian and international collections follows a wide-ranging discourse on the subject of ruins: sentinels of the past, places of memory, traces of war, and reflection of cataclysmic events provoked in nature but taken as a sign of the damage being done to our environments.
Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant'Apollinare, 46
(near Piazza Navona) through January 31
Raffaello, Parmigianino, Barocci. Metafore dello sguardo
Against the backdrop of Raphael's incomparable works and his influence on art, this exhibition highlights comparative differences between the works of two stellar artists who lived in different times and places. Francesco Mazzola, known as il Parmigianino and Federico Fiori known as Barocci. For different reasons, each is remembered as heir to the artistic tradition of Urbino, first characterized by Piero della Francesco and later accented by Raphael. All three artists were were skilled at experimenting with aspects in which graphics approach the highest conceptual and aesthetic expression.
The exhibition include a selection of drawings, etchings, and paintings.
Musei Capitoline, Piazza Del Campidoglio 1
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through January 10
One of the greatest 20th century sculptors, Moore(1898-1986)h owes his success to his skill and technical ingenuit. Many of the pieces on display denote a special relationship between mass and void. A series of reclining female figures are portrayed as an expression of eternal femininity, and Mother Earth. The 75 works on display are divided into themes —war and peace,"mother and son —and sculptures destined for public spaces. Sculptures, drawings, watercolors and prints are included.
Terme di Diocleziano, Viale Enrico De Nicola 79 (Piazza della Repubblica)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; through January 10
War Is Over. L’Italia della Liberazione
nella Immagini dei U.S. Signal Corps e dell Istituto Luce, 1943-1946
A selection of period war films and 140 images, many seen publicly for the first time. Both visual forms narrate WWII episodes and the various versions of the Liberation as perceived by Italian and American protagonists. These are contrasted with the Istituto Luce’s permanent collection of photographs representing the Italian perspective.
Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi Piazza di San Pantaleo (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through January 10
Illustrator and painter Tissot (Nantes, France – 1836-1902) was one of the most renowned interpretor of of 19th-century Parisian society figures. His art was celebrated for its fashionable style and wide-ranging tastes. He was close friend and mentor to Edward Degas during the 1860s when both studied at Les Ecoles di Beaux Arts in Paris. Tissot’s later paintings show the influence of the exotic style of Japanese prints, fashion and aesthetics he incorporated into his the European contemporary scenes of leisure that characterized his work for almost the entirety of his artistic career. In 1871, he moved to London to pursue his interest in British society. He worked for Vanity Fair and quickly became famous as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women in everyday life, many with the Thames as backdrop. Lesser known are the biblical scenes he begun to paint after a revival of his Catholic faith in 1885. Eighty works on display are on loan from international museums such as the Tate London, the Petite Palais Paris and Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Chiostro Bramante, Arco Della Pace 5 (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, through February 21
Museo di Roma Trastevere, Piazza Egidio 1b (Trastevere)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through November 15
Also at this museum:
Videzoom: Minoranze Legali/Riti Urbani
The Videozoom Project intends to demonstrate the use of contemporary video art throughout diverse territories, and how its rise has been central to developing a new platform from which urban minorities can express the cultural and social challenges confronting them. The works facilitate new opportunities for cultural dialogue.
The exhibition opens simultaneously at Museo di Roma in Trastevere, and at the gallery Sala 1 Piazza Di Porta San Giovanni 10
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30–7:30 pm November 20 through December 5
Tesoro della Cina Imperiale Palazzo
A display of more than 100 Chines art objects, from the Golden Age, which began with the Han Dynasty and contined through the Tang Dynasty. Artifacts on display include a funerary robe constructed of 2,000 strips of jade woven with golden threads, as well as glazed, earthenware and multi-colored vases, gold, silver and jadeite objects, gold and silver utensils decorated with forms and motifs influenced by Western design, ceramic sculptures, funerary statues and copper mirrors. These artworks offer a glimpse of the daily life, customs, culture, spirituality and art of the Chinese Empire in one of its greatest periods.
Palazzo Venezia Via del Plebiscito 118 (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through February 28, 2016
L’incanto della Fotografia. Le collezioni Silvo Negro e Valerio Cianfarani)
In collaboration with Fotografia Festival Roma, an exhibition featuring some six-thousand photographs from the collection of journalist Silvio Negro (1887-1959) and archaeologist, Valerio Cianfarani (1912-1977), now part of the central photographic archives of Museo di Roma in Trastevere. Dating from 1840 to 1911, these works mark the beginning of a historic and critical analysis of 19th century Roman photography.
Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi) Piazza San Pantaleo (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through February 29
Lo Stato dell’Arte: l’Arte dello Stato
An exhibition featuring the Arts and Culture Ministry’s reacquisition of Italian art that in the past had been held or given to the State through purchases, recoveries, bequests or donations.
Castel Sant’Angelo Lungotevere Castello 50
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:30 pm; through November 29
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
Ceasar Meneghetti – Vo_Io e un altro
Through a multidisciplinary approach realised with the Art Workshops of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio, over the course of four years, the research phase of this project has involved more than 200 people with mental disabilities who live in the city of Rome. The project is designed to investigate the concept of boundaries. In doing so, it addresses the contrast of ability versus inability, concepts which are frequently based on prejudices.The research and education process, workshop and creative input had been compiled in a book that accompanies the exhibition. through December 9
In a group exhibition, four artists tackle and define contemporary visual culture, lending space to design and its ongoing dialogue with the arts, architecture and film.
In the deconstruction of boundaries between art and design, Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa, and Italian artist Martino Gamper ,who both live and work in London, collaborate. Franco-Portughese artist Didier Fiuza Fustino and Mexican artist Pedro Reyes transform the everyday into an imaginative contrast; bottom into top, old into new … thus creating newer and more open realities.
through March 28
Sislej Xhafa. Barka
An installation by Kosovan artist Sislej Xhafa addresses the mounting concerns of immigration and migratory peoples, particularly the emergency tied to the numerous boatloads arriving in Lampedusa.
through January 10
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
Lehndorff / Trulzsch – Sirius. Where the Dog is Buried (154368)
Showing for the first time in Italy, the German team of Lehndorff and Trulzsch present a series of photographic works in large dimension and 16 small polaroid works, testimony to the experimental body of work, created at the start of their collaboration in the early 1970s. In the image seen here, a shot of a pile of multi-colored rags forming the photo’s background was transferred onto the body of the model-artist. The process renders a painterly quality to photographic work. Opens November 26 through January 31
Carlo e Fabio Ingrassia
Recent works by twins Carlo and Fabio Ingrassia present their reoccuring theme of the past ten years - the portrayal of a continuous dialogue between drawing and sculpture, subverting tradition while allowing the variations of color and texture of the pencil to take shape and dissolve into the sculptural forrm.
Art Situations II
A private initiative in support of emerging artists. A group exhbition, in whch they collectively propose careful research in the areas of poetry and languages as expressed by the younger generation of Italian and Spanish artists. Opens November 26 through January 31
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.
Opens November 26 through May 8
Gillo Dorfles – Essere nel tempo
The first retrospective of Gillo Dorlles in Rome celebrates his art and philosophy. The exhibition, curated by Achille Boniva Oliva, covers Dorfles artistic production, critical thinking and aesthetic theory. Gillo Dorfles is considered one of a foremost figures in 20th century Italian culture.
Opens November 26 through March 30
Fotografia. Di Festival Internazionale di Roma. XIV Edizione – Il Presente
The “Present” is the overriding theme of this year’s edition of Rome's photography festival.
In a world of constant and sudden acceleration, photographic practice – whose mechanisms of production and distribution are now almost immediate –is an art form capable of capturing and defining the present, observing and delimiting its boundaries. With few exceptions, MACRO will be the main venue for exhibitions associated with this 14th annual edition of the festival. through January
L’Albero della cuccagna. Nutrimenti dell’arte:
Gianfranco Baruchello – Come la quercia
A group exhibition that has travelled throughout Italy brings together more than thirty international artists whose works form a collective reflection on the environment, food and its social implications. Inspiration for the project is borrowed from the Cuccagna Tree, symbol of happiness, abundance and the difficulty in achieving them. Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. through January 1
Artists in residenza
Emanuela Ascari and the collective group known a Gli Impresari: Edoardo Aruta, Marco Di Giuseppe, Rosario Sorbello are the artists selected for this cycle. Their studios, within the museums complex, are open to the publc.
through November 22
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
Evgeny Antufiev – Fusion and Absorption
Tuvan artist Antufiev, showing for the first time in Rome, presents works that interrogate on multiple levels the rapport between today’s art and that of antiquity, the relationship between art and nature and the boundaries between the two. His work explores collective memory, the engine that powers our cultural identities and the incomparable and enigmatic power of art’s immortality.Antufiev lives and works in Moscow. He has shown in Italy, France and at the at the New Museum in New York.
Z20 Galleria, Via della Vetrina 21(near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Saturday. 12-7 pm; through February 6
Michelangelo Pistoletto – Ritratti al tavolo del Terzo Paradiso
Pistoletto’s new work, the Third Paradise is an evolutionary passage in which human intelligence finds ways to live with the intelligence of nature. It is symbolized by a configuration of the mathematical sign of infinity formed by a line that draws three aligned circles twice intersecting.
Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella,1933) is known as an action painter, object artist, art theorist, and one of the leading exponents of Arte Povera. His work mostly deals with reflection and the unification of art and life.
Mucciaccia Arte Moderna E Contemporanea,
Largo della Fontanellla di Borghese 89 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Monday – 5:30-8:30 pm and Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm;
through January 7
My Roots can hear the leaves grow
The exhibition celebrates the earth’s mysterious forces and its creation. Works by Lucilla Candeloro, Nicholas William Johnson, Francesca Longhini, Jorge Mayet, Luigia Martelloni, Dmitri Obergfell, Luca Padroni, Alia Scalvini.
Montoro 12 , Via Di Montoro 12 (near Campo dè Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through December 23
Works of Luca Zarattini and Marco Spaggiari investigate places of coexistence, and the realities that we often see bounded by structures.
RVB Arts Via Delle Zoccolette 28 (off via Arenula, near Campo de' Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7:30 pm; through Novemger 28
Josè Damasceno – Deambulazione e Divagazione
A site specific installation comprised of drawings, objects and sculptures expressly created for the gallery’s space by Brazilian artist José Damasceno. The artist invents new spatial concepts that intercede between minimalism and surrealism, sustained by a representational and imaginary system of places.
Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Via Del Portico D’Ottavia 13 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through January 31
Tevere, una storia che scorre
Celebrates the restoration of a manuscript, a histoiric study of ways in which to make
the Tiber river once again navigable. The manuscript was promoted by Edizioni Charta and has been preserved in the Liberary of the Corsiniana Lincei (Palazzo Corsini), Rome. The cover drawing was executed in 1675, by Gaspar Van Wittel 1675, one of the early veduisti of the Grand Tour epic. The manuscript is divided into four sections and covers the period from the late 1600’s though the mid 1800’s.
St. Stephen’s Cultural Center Foundation, Viale Aventino 17
Appointment only. Contact email@example.com
Michelangelo Antonioni Pittore
A selection of works in acrylic on canvas and works on paper from the private archives of the late filmmaker, Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007), who is credited with having redefined the concept of narrative cinema and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, and drama.In the later years if his life, he turned to painting. Many of the works shown for the first time were begun in 2001. Antonioni died in 2007.
Fine Art Gallery , Piazza Di Pietra 28 (near Piazza Colonna)
Monday – Saturday, 11 am -1 pm and 4-8 pm; through February 29
Menchu Gal. Uno spirito libero
Works of Menchu Gal (1918-2008), one of the foremost Spanish artists of the 20th century, who was the first female to be honored with the Premio Nazionale di Pittura (1958), and represented Spain three times at the Venice Biennale.. A selection of 46 paintings traces her career, beginning with the well-known Blu period, in which the the abstract and cubist movements are represented. The artist is particularly acclaimed for her landscapes and portraits.
Instituto Cervantes, Piazza Navona 91
Tuesday – Saturday, through November 22
Wright is best known for his site-specific, transient works that unite painting with graphic and typographic elements, charging architectural spaces with a fourth dimension of subtle yet extreme optical complexity, and subverting the traditionally static dynamic between painting and viewer. Made directly on the interior surfaces of buildings—at greatly varying scales, in overlooked, interstitial areas as well as on walls and ceilings—his paintings and applied metal-leaf schemes often last only as long as the exhibition.
In Rome, he presents an exhibition of new leaded-glass works.
Gagosian Galllery Via Francesco Crispi 16 ( Piazza Barberini – Piazza di Spagna)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm; through December 18
Bernardi Roig – La Bolannntro
Bernardí Roig, exhibiting for the first time in Rome, uses Caravaggio’s crime as a backdrop to explain the complicated visual illusion and interpretation. Through a new group of sculptures, drawings and videos, Roig draws a parallel between the event of 1606 and a more recent one of 1981. Reflecting on the meaning of play, violence, transgression and isolation, he establishes a connection between what one sees, the memory of a place, and historical events, comparing the two against reality. Bernardí Roig (Palma di Majorca, 1965-) lives and works between Madrid and Benissalem. He has exhibited in prestigious gallery and museum spaces worldwide.
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Via Pallacorda 15 (historic center )
through November 28
Lady Hamilton: eros e attitude.
Culto della bellezza e antichità classica nell’epoca di Goethe
Dancer, singer, femme fatale and muse Lady Emma Hamilton is celebrated in an exhibition marking 250 years since her birth and 200 years since her death. One of the most renowned female figures of 18th-century Europe, Lady Hamilton was known for her artistry and her contribution to the diffusion of neo-classicism. Her classical beauty was said to have reflected the dancers portrayed In Pompeiian frescoes .
Casa di Goethe Via Del Corso 18 Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; through January 17