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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Holiday Edition 2017 - 2018

Rome Museums + Galleries + Art Services

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

Egizi Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo dorato
Underlining the commercial and cultural exchange that transpired between the 8th, and 3rd century B.C., this exhibition draws parallels between Egyptian and the Etruscan civilizations, evidenced by the uncovering of ruins during recent excavations at Vulci, one of the most important southern Etruscan settlements. The documentation reveals a profound cultural dialogue between the two civilizations that shared the ideal of regality, symbols of power and religious practices. The show celebrates twenty years since the opening of a dynamic exhibition space that merges art with industry.
Museo Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense 106
Tuesday – Sunda,y 9 am – 7 pm; through June 30



Conversation Piece | Part IV

A series of exhibitions dedicated to the works of Italian and international artists, including Yto Barrada, Eric Baudelaire, Jorg Herold, Christoph Keller, Jakub Woynarowski and Rosella Biscotti whose work is shown here.
Fondazione Memmo – Palazzo Ruspoli, Via Fontanella Borghese 56b (near Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; through March 18


 

Il Tesoro di Antichità. Winckelmann e il Museo Capitolino nella Roma del Settecento
Commemorating the birth and death of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), the founder of modern archeology. This year marks 300 years since his birth and 2018 will mark 250 years since his death, both dates fit into the context of the European events coordinated by the Winckelmann Gesellschaft of Stendal, The Germanic Archaeological Institute of Rome and the Vatican Museums. The show features a selection of 124 works and multimedia devices designed expressly for this occasion.
Museo Capitolini,  Piazza Del Campidoglio 1
Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through April 22

 



Voglia d’Italia. Il collezionismo internazionale nella Roma del Vittoriano

 Shown publicly for the first time, the vast collection assembled by the American couple George Washington Wurts and Henriette Tower at the turn of the 20th century. The collection was donated to the museum at Palazzo Venezia, where it is still preserved. The exhibition illustrates the dynamics of collecting, and the international market juxtaposed against the backdrop of the radical changes experienced during the years of a young Italian nation and its new capital, Rome. The construction of the Vittoriano, begun in 1885 and inaugurated in 1911 on the occasion of the exposition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy, became the emblem that characterized the city at the dawn of the century.
Palazzo Venezia,  Via Del Plebiscito 118
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; through March 4


RomeEuropa Digital Life
The eighth edition of Digitalife - part of the annual RomaEuropa Festival, is dedicated to new technology and digital art. The display offers a reflection on the fragility of representations in reality, deceitful as much as virtual illusions capable of deforming them. Throughout the display rooms visitors are encouraged to interact with complex audio-visual architectures, surrounded and embraced by vortexes of light and sound. The tools with which the installations were selected together with the important gallerist Richard Castelli have been created to offer the artists an opportunity to expand their expressive horizons and to capture and reproduce the changes that are taking place in our environment.
Palazzo Delle Espozisioni,  Via Nazionale 194 (between Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Venezia)
Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 7

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Giovanni da Rimini. Passato e presente di un’opera (172575)
This panel on loan from the National Gallery London is contrasted with the Galleria Barberini’s piece, the Story of Christ. The two works were once thought to be one unified work of art. It is a principal example of the work of artists who, in the late Middle Ages developed the Riminese style, a renewal of Adriatic painting after Giotto’s appearance in the city in 1300.
Galleria Nazonale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini  Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through  February 18.

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Altro Rinascimento. Il giovane Filippo Lippi e la Madonna of Tarquinia (172574)
A tribute recognizing the centennial year of the discovery and identification of Filippo Lippi’s piece by noted art historian, Pietro Toesca in 1917. The exhibition includes documentation of the discovery from the State archives and a section dedicated to the artistic situation in Florence during the last quarter of the 14th century.
through  February 18

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Traiano. Costruire l’Impero, creare l’Europa
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Celebrating 1900 years since the death of Roman Emperor Trajan, the exhibition highlights key moments of his life while also focusing on his achievements as the 360° builder. Trajan left behind some of the most illustrious monuments, ones that have been essential to the characterization of Rome and its infrastructure and architectural works. He is also known for social reform, welfare programs, and economic incentives
The exhibition dislplays artefacts from archaeological sites, and the Capitoline Museum, a selection of Trajan coins, statues, and addresses the role of the Imperial woman.
Mercati Di Traiano,  Via IV Novembre 94  (Via Nazionale) 
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm; through September 16

 

Antonietta Raphael Mafal – Carte (172742)
A selection of fifty works on paper most of them shown publicly for the first time, cover the period from 1920 through 1975, the year of Antonietta Mafai’s death. The exhibition is divided into two sections; painting and sculpture, both reveal mostly nude females, portraits, maternity and fertility, recurring and preferred themes of the artist.
These themes are inspired by and in references to family life, to everyday reality, but also to Ms. Mafai’s Jewish roots.
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera Villa Borghese  Viale Fiorello La Guardia 6 
Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4pm and Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; through  January 21

 


 

Artisti all'Opera
Celebrating the collabration of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with some of the iconic artists of th e20th entury: Pablo Picasso, Renato Guttuso, Giorgio De Chirico, Afro, Alberto Burri, Giacomo Manzù, Mario Ceroli, Arnaldo Pomodoro and William Kentridge, whose set for Alban Berg's opera Lulu is shown here.
Museo Di Roma – Palazzo Braschi, Piazza San Pantaleo 10 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through March 11

 

 


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I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica
More than 350 tphotographs taken by some of the most illustrious photographers of the 20th century: Henri Cartier-Bresson , Gianni Berengo Gardin, Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt and many others for whom the Leica was the preferred camera. The show, supported by documents, original magazines, rare books, vintage photographs, and camera models, celebrates 100 years since Leica’s inception. The image shown here is by Elliott Erwitt.
Complesso Del Vittoriano, Via Di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, 9:30 am – 10 pm and Sunday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; through February 18, 2018.

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Lina Passalacqua – Fiabe e Leggende

The artist, inspired by fable literary characters like Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio and Peter Pan, has made them the subject of her new body of work. Being shown publicly for the first time, the show is accompanied by various preparatory sketches. A delightful holiday exhibition for the young.
Complesso del Vittoriano - Sala Brasini di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

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Hokusai - Sulle orme del Maestro
Through some 200 works, the exhibition recounts and compares the production of the master Hokusai with that of some of the artists who have followed his footsteps, giving rise to new lines, shapes and color balance. Hokusai (c. 1760 – 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by Sessh? T?y? and other styles of Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (shown here). Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fine Wind, Clear Morning, that secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. As historian Richard Lane concludes, "Indeed, if there is one work that made Hokusai's name, both in Japan and abroad, it must be this monumental print-series". While Hokusai's work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition. n 1811, at the age of 51, Hokusai changed his name to Taito and entered the period in which he created various etehon, or art manuals. These etehon, beginning in 1812 with Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing, served as a convenient way to make money and attract more students. Manga (meaning random drawings) included studies in perspective.
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotever Augusto (near Piaza del Popolo)
9:30 am - 7:30 pm through January 14.


Elizabeth Peyton / Camille Claudel – Eternelle Idole
The third edition of the UNE exhibition cycle combines the works of two female artists: portrait paintings by American artist Elizabeth Peyton (1965) and sculpture by French artist Camille Claudel (1864 – 1943). Born a century apart, their works interact to reveal their distinct approaches to portraiture, myth, and gesture. The exhibition coincides with the centennial of the death of Auguste Rodin, hence the show’s title refers to one of his most powerful sculptures.
Villa Medici – Accademia Di Francia Viale Della Trinità Dei Monti 1
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through January 7

 



Dai io a noi: la città senza confini
The works of 22 nationally and internationally recognized artists presenting their visions of today’s cities. The works seek to portray the essence of today’s cities. The following artists contributed works: Lara Almarcegui, Botto & Bruno, Maurizio Cattelan, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Jimmie Durham, Lara Favaretto, Flavio Favelli, Claire Fontaine, Alber- to Garutti, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Francesco Jodice, Adrian Paci, Diego Perrone, Alessandro Piangia- more, Eugenio Tibaldi, Grazia Toderi, Vedovamazzei, Luca Vitone, Sislej Xhafa, Tobias Zielony, and Rosa Barba, whose work is shown here.
Palazzo Del Quirinale, Piazza Del Quirinale
Reservations necessary: 06 39 96 7557

 

Arcimboldo
Among the seventy plus works selected for this exhibition of works by 16th-century artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldi (Milan 1526 – 1593), twenty works are drawings and paintings, on loan from museums and private collections being shown publicly in Italy for the first time. Arcimboldo’s career as an artist began at an early age with the execution of designs for stained glass windows at the Cathedral in Milan. He later became known for compositions of imaginative portrait heads created from fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. In 1562, he became the court portraitist to Ferdinand I at the Habsburg court in Vienna and later to Maximillian II and his son Rudolf II of Prague. Some of his more extravagant and avant-garde piece were rediscovered in the early twentieth century by Dadist and Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalì.
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13
Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am – 7 pm; through February 11

 

Mangasia. Wonderlands of Asian Comics
The largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms, many of them rarely if ever shown outside their country of origin. The selection characterises the creative processes that underlie the production process from scripts, sketches and layouts to finished pages. The exhibition offers a survey across the entire realm of the new comics continent of Mangasia, showing artworks from Japan, North and South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, as well as emerging comics cultures in Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Mongolia and Vietnam. Thematic sections will contrast the diversity of fantastical folklore, real history and daring experimentation in comics from across the entire region. The exhibition will explore precursors of comics found in Asia’s visual narrative traditions and their continuing impact beyond the printed page on live-action and animated film and television, music, games, fashion and contemporary art. The show is curated by Paul Gravett and a team of over twenty advisors.
Palazzo delle Esposizione, Via Nazionale 194 (Piazza Veneia and Piazza della Repubblica)
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 20

 

Monet
Claude Monet was a key exponent who large extent became the most iconic figure in the Impressionist movement. His paintings are firmly characterized by their depiction of landscape and leisure activities in Paris and its environs as well as the Normandy coast where he was grew up. He was introduced to plein-air painting by Eugéne Bourdin, transforming it into a lifelong ritual. Monet's artworks captured the prevailing themes of plein-air, natural scenes and the many varied atmospheric elements of nature. He succeeded in transforming colors into pure energy, dissolving the rational unit of nature into an indistinct, ephemeral, flawless flow with no confining borders. Monet may well have given freedom to the concept of painting. The exhibition features sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris. They are the same works the artist kept at his home in Giverny which were donated to the museum by his son Michel.
Complesso Del Vittoriano Via Di San Pietro in Carcere
Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am – 10 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am – 10 pm
through February 11

 

Totò Genio
Fifty years after his death, an exhibition dedicated to the actor/comedian Totò seek to introducie him to a younger generation simply by bringing attention to his onscreen character and contribution to the interpretation of Italian culture elaborated through the lens of Italian cinema and a selection of photographs and movie clips.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere Piazza Sant’Egidio 1b (Trastevere)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; through February 18

 






L’essenziale verità delle cose Francesco Trombadori

A retrospective tribute to Francesco Trombadori (Siracusa – 1886 – Rome 1961) whose works captures a rare rapport between artist and Rome, the artists’ elected patria since the turn of the twentieth century. Trombadori was a prominent figure among artists from the School of Roman Art.
Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Via Francesco Crispi 24
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am - 6:30 pm; through February 11


 


Enjoy:L'arte incontra il divertimento

A themed exhibition including amusing works, many site-specific and interactive, by artists Alexander Calder, Mat Collishaw, Jean Tinguely, Leandro Erlich, Tony Oursler, Ernesto Neto, Piero Fogliati, Michael Lin, Gino De Dominicis, Erwin Wurm, Hans Op de Beeck, Studio 65, Martin Creed, Ryan Gander, and TeamLab, curated by Danilo Eccher.
Chiostro del Bramante, via Arco della Pace 5 (near Piazza Navona)
Monday-Friday, 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday-Suday, 10 am - 9 pm; through February 23



 

Picasso. Tra Cubism e Classicismo: 1915-1925
From a distance of a hundred years, the exhibition will retrace Picasso's 1917 trip to Rome and Naples following Sergei Diaghilev's company Ballets Russes with poet Jean Cocteau and Igor Stravinsky. During this trip Picasso met and fell in love with Olga Khokhlova, the first dancer in the company and his first wife.
Le Scuderie del Quirinale Via XXIV Magggio 16
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8pm and Friday,
Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through January 21




Collosseo – Un’icona
Divided into six sections, the exhibition presents the historical-cultural influences of the amphiteatre from painting to restoration, architecture and urban planning, to entertainment and literature, to sociology and politics.
Anfiteatro Flavio – Collosseo Piazza Del Colosseo
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 – 5 pm; through January 7, 2018

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EXHIBITIONS AT GNAM
Galleria Nazionale dell’Arte Moderna Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm



Filippo Palizzi  L’universo incontaminato di un artista 
(173260)
Starry skies, woods, flowery meadows and rich springs, animals with an innocent gaze caught in the calm of everyday life and human presence in harmony with nature. This is the universe reflected by Filippo Palizzi (1818-1899), presented in a selection of about 100 works of art, including paintings and studies, sometimes unfinished, from the collection of the National Gallery. During a visit to Paris in 1844, Palizzi was introduced by his brother to the style of painting developed by the Barbizon School. He returned to Paris in 1863 to concentrate on nature studies from life and in the following decade, his research led to the handling of light both in landscapes painted in plein-air and indoors. He was an advocate for the modernization of academic teaching and, together with Domenico Morelli, founded the Real Istituto di Belle Arti di Napoli in 1878.
through January 28


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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


Home Beirut Soundings: The Neighbors

In the current edition of a series of exhibitions focused on interactions across the Mediterranean, 36 artists from diverse disciplines (architecture, film, music, dance, research, and activism) contribute 100 works to a show which seeks to identify the important trends in the creative exploration of contemporary reality, incarnate in the city of Beirut.
through May 20

 

 

 


Corpo , Movimento, Struttura. Il gioiella contemporanea e la sua costruzione

The success of a piece of jewelry often depends on bhow effectively it is able to succeed at conveying and transmitting the traditional aesthetics of the craft.
This exhibition explores jewelry both on a large and small scale while examining certain features of contemporary jewellery highlighted in the work of international masters; Babetto, Bielander, Britton, Cecchi, Chang, Sajet. The jewellry is presented together with preparatory drawings so as to illustrate the development of the design process and the execution of the one-off and limited edition pieces, a process very different to that of industrial jewellery.
through January 14

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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 07040


The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

An audiovisual journey designed by Storm Thorgerson and developed by Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis, who worked closely with Nick Mason (the consultant on behalf of Pink Floyd), this exhibition covers 50 years of one of the most legendary rock bands of all time and offers an unprecedented vision of the world of Pink Floyd. The show comprises more than 350 objects, never seen before, representing the different moments of the group's history, starting from the gigantic reconstruction of the Bedford van that they used for tours in the mid-sixties. Frst shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it was the most visited exhibition of its kind.
through July 1


Rui Chafes – Rumor 
A site-specific installation created by the Portuguese artist Rui Chafes (Lisbon, 1966). The large iron sculpture was donated by the artist to MACRO as a permanent installation. Rumor’s sculpture consists of two vertical elements measuring circa five meters tall was placed in the cavity of the elevator shaft, taking full advantage of the vertical geometry, the body of concrete surfaces and the natural light beamed onto the space. Chafes is foremost among Portugese artists working today. He has exhibited in major European, Asian and South American museums and art institutions.

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EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO TESTACCIO
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani (Testaccio)
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm

Mariano Fillippetta / Gianfranco Valleriani – Extended Blu
Inspired by the anniversary of the Yves Klein evidence of New Realism, the two artists collaborate on a mixed-media installation, an experimental project based around art and communication, merging sensibilities and visions in their search for a new visual languages, hybrids and influences, Developed over 12 months, the project revolves around four themes: sacrifice - surfaces - minimal and repeated variations on a seascape and the body.Both Mariana Filippetta (Frosinone, 1964) La Pelanda, through January 7

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GALLERIES

The Secret Garden
A group exhibition featuring works of artists represented bythe gallery. Each year, the Secret Garden exhibition reflects on
a holiday theme based on a literary writing. Pictured here, a work by the artist Fantini.
Via della Zoccolette 28 and Via Giulia 193
Tuesday – Saturday,
11 am – 1:pm and 4 -7:30 pm;
January 25 through February 17

 

 

 


Andreas Gursky – Bankok II 

Showing for the first time in Italy, Andreas Gursky’s exhibition of photographs coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Gagosian Rome gallery. Gursky has demonstrated that a photographer can make or construct—rather than simply take—photographs about modern life and produce them on the scale of epic painting. Initially using the computer as a retouching tool, he began exploring its transformative potential, sometimes combining elements of multiple shots of the same subject into an intricate yet seamless whole, at other timesm barely altering the image at all. Andreas Gursky was born in  Liepzig Germany in 1955. He lives and works in Dusseldorf. His work is in the collections of major museums worldwide.
Gagosian Gallery   Via Francesco Crispi 16  (Via Sistina-Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; through March 3





Jérémy Demester – A Buon Rendere
 
Eight unpublished works, a sculpture and seven paintings , by emerging French artist Jérémy Demester, have ben created expressly for the gallery space. The works seek to capture time, immediacy and the moment. The exhibition is the result of the first in a series of artist residences planned by Mucciaccia Contemporary.
Mucciaccia Contemporary,  Piazza Borghese 1a  
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7 pm; through February 20

 




Part 1
Lulù Nuti, Baldassarre Ruspoli, Simone Pappalardo and Delfina Scarpa, have contributed to this holiday event, titled "Rhythmic Decomposition," the first work in a series of open compositions and sonorous performances originating from the encounter between the artist and physicist José Angelino and the electro-acoustic composer Simone Pappalardo. These random compositions lead us each on a journey within the physical rules that govern the individual instrumental families, using the techniques of timbric emission. In this piece, the artists start from a series of percussive objects / instruments - boxes of cookies and different acoustic drums. The instruments are activated through mpulse systems and feedback signals. Thus, a uniform organized sound flow is reconstructed, within which are inserted the notes by saxaphonist Simone Alessandrini, a special guest musician.
For the occasion, a new edition of Simone Pappalardo's LUR sound opera will be on display.
Visual artist Delfina Scarpa will continue her series of spontaneous and natural sketches of colouful drawings of suspended images.
Alessandra Bonomo  Via del Gesù 62 (Pantheon) (Monday – Saturday, 12-7 pm; through February 1

Matvey Levenstein – New Paintings
Levenstein's third exhibition at this gallery focuses on landscape and still lifes painted in and around his studio on the northern shores of Long Island. His calm and meditative paintings of intimate and familiar subjects combine exceptional technical skills with a profound knowledge of traditional oil painting techniques. These images, some of which take years to complete, look towards precedents like Chardin and Morandi in their use of everyday objects or landscapes as a metaphor for eternal human concerns.
Levenstein was born in Moscow, and after a brief period in Rome and Vienna, settled in the USA, where he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Yale University School of Art.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill,   Vicolo Dei Catinari 3 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am -7 pm; through  January 13

 

Gianni Piacentino – Works 1966-2017
A solo exhibition features over thirty works. This exhibition like other reent retrospectives of his work at the Center d'Art Contemporain in Geneva (2013) and the Prada Foundation in Milan (2015-2016) t draws upon his use of elements of continuity, the specificities of individual moments and periods. These works highlight a kind of temporal short-circuit between classism and contemporaneity. The artist describes his vision as one of self-mannerism.
Mucciaccia Arte Moderna e Contemporanea,
Largo Della Fontanella Di Borghese 89 
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7:30 pm

 

Moto Ondoso StaBile
A group show featuring the works of Neil Gall, Rezi van Lankveld, Alessandro Sarra, Jessica Warboys and Jinn Nazzarena Poli Maramotti, whose work is shown here. Collectively, their works represent a reflection on specific aspects of painting media.
Z20 Galleria – Via Della Vetrina  21 (Via Dei Coronari) 
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm;  through February 17


 

Milton Gendel – ritratto d’autore
Twenty photographs in black and white chosen from an archival selection of 7200,  the exhibition is dedicated to writers, Italian saggisti, English and Americans known and frequented by photographer Milton Gendel, who for seventy years has made photography his major activity and his devotion to the Leica as the preferred camera choice.
After the Second World War, Gendel (New York, 1918) settled in Rome where he has lived since 1949. From the start, he was part of the artistic and intellectual milieu of post-war Rome.  Gendel was ART News correspondent and is attributed with having introduced Italian artists to the U.S. art scene. In 1977 he curated the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Biblioteca Nazionale Central,  Viale Castro Pretorio 105 
Monday – Saturday; November 30  through  January 26

 

 


Jannis Kounellis – Impronte

The last graphic works of artist Jannis Kounellis, (1936 –2017), the Greek-born Italian-based artist, who was one of the key figures associated with the Arte Povera movement. In some of his first works, Kounellis stenciled numbers, letters, and words onto his canvases, often reflecting advertisements and signs seen on the street. In 1960 he began to introduce found sculptural objects such as actual street signs into his work, exhibiting at the prestigious Galleria La Tartaruga. His works are found in private and museum collections worldwide.
Istituto Centrale Per La Grafica, Via Poli 54 (Fontana di Trevi)
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-9 pm; through January 7




Sala 1

A selection of works by ten photographers traces the history of the gallery's collaboration with Rome’s International Photographic Festival since the first edition in 2001. The exhibition reviews themes such as immigration, urban contexts, nature, history, performance and family. The works offer a reflection on the medium of photography and its communicative power as seen in the collage works of Francesco Amorosino, and those of Ali Assaf, Stefano Fontebasso De Martino, Tatsumi Orimoto, Guido Orsini, Rax Rinnekangas, Thomas Rousset (whose work is shown here), Susana Serpas, Chantal Stoman, Heinz Stephan Tesarek. Collectively, the works find a new approach to storytelling.
Sala 1 – Centro International d’Arte Contemporanea,
Piazza San Giovanni 10 (San Giovanni)
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm; through January 10


 


ART SERVICES

RvB Arts
A new concept in art acquisition, introducing buyers to rising new talent at affordable prices. The gallery shares space with a delightful antiques shop, the Antiquariato Valligiano, so the art is displayed in a relaxed, home-like setting.Works are offered in a variety of media — oils, sculpture, photography — priced at €200 - €5,000. It’s a treasure trove for first-time collectors, as well as seasoned art aficionados, decorators — anyone with an appetite for original artwork, and it’s a great place to discover new talent. Many of the artists whose work is on display have won prestigious awards, and all of the works offer good investment potential. The founder and director of the gallery, British-born Michele von Büren, graduated from Oxford University before coming to her beloved Italy, working first as a journalist before finding her niche in the art world.
Via delle Zoccolette 28
(off Via Arenula near Campo de’Fiori)
tel 335 1633518 www.rvbarts.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am -1 pm and 4-7:30 pm

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.
www.salauno.com
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