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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Friday, October 31 -Thursday, November 6, 2014

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



Secessione e Avanguardia. 1905-1915 L'Arte in Italia prima della Grande Guerra

Focuses on artistic styles and movements in Italy prior to WWI, a period usually defined by political and social disputes and one in which artists and critics questioned concepts of modernity and avant-garde.
The exhibition’s main feature is the recently restored frieze of fifteen panels by Edoardo Gioia, “L’Italia vittoriosa con la Forza e con l’Intelligenza” (1911). The painting shown here is by Umberto Boccioni, a leading exponent of the Futurist Movement.
GNAM - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna,  Viale delle Belle Arti 131 (Parioli)
Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm; October 31 through February 15




Fotografie di Roma dal 1986 al 2006 Donazioni e committenze

Eighty images collected from the portfolios of nine widely recognized Italian photographers. Dating from 1986 to 2006, these images offer a portrayal of Rome’s physical transformation over the past three decades. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary photography and its search for a new iconographical meaning in the city’s urban landscape. Gabriele Basillico, Roberto Bossaglia, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Luigi Ghirrri, Guido Guidi, Robert Koch, Andrea Jemolo and Gianni Berengo Gardin whose photograph is shown here.
Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi,  Via Di San Pantaleo (near Piazza Navona) 
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm;  through March 8



 

 

Franco Fontana – Full Color
The first major retrospective in Rome of Italian photographer Franco Fontana (Modena, 1933 -). A selection of more than 100 vibrant color photographs, characterizes Fontana’s body of work. Known as the inventor of the concept of line, Fontana’s photographs have been used as album cover art for records produced by the ECM jazz label and in scores of advertising campaigns.
Since his first show in 1963, Fontana has participated in more than 400 group and solo exhibitions. His work is collected privately and is held in approximately 60 museum collections worldwide.
Palazzo Incontro, Via Dei Prefetti 22
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm; through January 11




Una storie italiana. Le ceramiche Roma – designer Ambrogio Pozzi 1931-2012

Pozzi  designed Rometti ceramics, which combine technical knowledge with the heritage of pottery-making. A selection of 17 ceramic pieces from the Rometti Collection are on view.
Casino Delle Civette – Villa Torlonia Via Nomentana
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through January 4






Sergio Ceccotti – La vita enigmistica
Some 80 works executed from 1958 through 2012 lend a sweeping overview of the two artistic styles that dominated Sergio Ceccotti’s paintings: the neo-cubist style begun in the late 1950s, and works from later decades, identified stylistically as realismo ceccottiano.
Casino Dei Principi – Villa Torlonia Via Nometana 70
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am -7 pm; through January 11




Luigi Rossini (1790 -1857) incisore. Il viaggio segreto

An exhibition dedicated to the series of Roman engravings of Luigi Rossini (Ravenna 1790 - Rome 1857), architect and engraver. After Giuseppe Vasi and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rossini is considered the last great illustrator of the wonders of Rome. Along with selections from the Institute’s permanent collection, the exhibition hosts watercolors, drawings,  preparatory sketches and prints loaned from the private collections of Rossini heirs.
Istituto Nazionale Per La Grafica – Calcografia Via Della Stamperia 6 (Fontana di Trevi)
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; through January 11




Gianni Berengo Gardin / Elliott Erwitt – Un’amicizia ai sali

In collaboration with Fotografia, International Photography Festival, an exhibition featuring the works of two veteran dark room photographers; Gianni Berengo Gardin and Elliott Erwitt. A selection of 120 photographs chronicle the individual careers of both photographers from the early fifties to their most recent projects: Berengo Gardin's voyage on large vessel to Venice and Erwitt’s photos of Scotland. E
Auditorium – Parco della Musica Viale Pietro De Coubertin 34 (Flaminio)
Monday – Thursday, Sunday, 12:30-8:30 pm and Friday, Saturday, 12:30-10 pm; through November 2

 




Memling. Rinascimento Fiammingo

A monographic never before realized in Italy highlights the sublime quality of one of the foremost protagonists of the Flemish Renaissance.  In the second half of the 15th century, following the death of Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling became the most important painter in Bruges. The exhibition examines every aspect of Memling's work, from monumental altar pieces to small portable triptychs as well as the famous portraits, a genre in which he perfected the style that sets the sitter against a landscape backdrop - a style which was to have a major influence on numerous early 16th century Italian artists.
Scuderie del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirnale Via XXIV Maggio 16 (Quirinale) Monday – Thursday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:30 pm;  through January 1

 

 


I Bassifond del Borocco. La Roma del vizio e della miseria

A selection of more than 50 works executed during the first half of the 17th century by artists from across Europe -Claude Lorrain, Valentin de Boulogne, Jan Miel, Sébastien Bourdon, Leonaert Bramer, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Jusepe de Ribera and Pieter van Laer - reveals a nearly unknown side of of Rome, infested with vice, misery and excesses of all kinds.
Accademia di Francia a Roma, Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti  
Tuesday -  Sunday, 11 am -7 pm; 7 through January 18




Mario Sironi 1885 – 1961

A major retrospective of the oeuvre of one of the greatest masters of 20th century Italian art. Through a selection of more than 90 works, the exhibition surveys Sironi's artistic career as painter and illustrator, graphic designer, architect, sculptor and decorator. Works selected trace the painting styles he developed, starting with the Symbolists at the time of Pointillism, the Futurist period to metaphysical, Italian mural painting  and works executed during the WWII. A selection of sketches, magazines and documents are also included in the show.
Complesso del Vittoriano (Sala Verdi), Via San Pietro in Carcere
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through February 8

 

 

Da Guercino a Carvaggio, Sir Denis Mahon e l'arte italiana del XVII
Commemorating the 100th birthday of art historian, critic, collector and philanthropist, Sir Denis Mahon, known for his erudite al research on the Baroque period and writings of the Bolognese School of Painters -  Guercino, Domenichino, Guido Reni and others. The exhibition includes 45 paintings from his private collection, as well as works by Poussin, Carracci and Caravaggio from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
Palazzo Barberini , Via delle Quattro Fontane 13 (Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday - Sunday,  9:30 am - 7:30 pm; through February 8

 


Tiepolo: I colori del disegno

The Tiepolos. Giambattista, and his sons Giandomenico and Lorenzo were among the greatest draughtsmen, painters and printmakers of 18th century Venice. This exhibition, the first in Rome, includes an impressive number of large-format works in drawings, paintings and etchings, gathered from museums, foundations and private collections.
Musei Capitolini,  Piazza Del Campidoglio  
Tuesday - Sunday,  9 am - 8 pm; through January 18

 

 

Destination Hope
A group exhibition featuring photographic works documenting health issues on a global scale from Africa to Asia, and from the Americas to Europe.  Images by Simone Cerlo, Alessandro Gandolfi, Sergio Ramazzotti funding as a funding source., Paulo Siqueira, and Bruno Zanzottera. The exhibition the first in Italy to announce crowd-funding as a source of finance.
Palazzo Braschi,  Piazza Pantaleo  10 (Piazza Navona)
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm; through January 7


Escher 
 A major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Dutch artist MC Escher (1898-1972), the draftsman, engraver and printmaker famous for his lithographs. Escher’s three-dimensional, optical illusions and magnified images of earth, the cosmos and water, spill onto each other in an artistic language that illustrates the bond of seemingly irreconcilable universes in which surface, depth and reflection are placed on a single plane, merging with the sub-conscious world. The exhibition encompasses some 150 works including his most famous masterpieces: Hand with Reflecting Sphere, Day and Night, Other World Il and House of Stairs. Escher's works are much loved by scientists, logicians, mathematicians and physicists who appreciate his rational use of polyhedra and geometric distortions. 
Chiostro di Bramante, Arco della Pace (near Piazza Navona)
Monday – Friday, 10 am -8 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm; through February 22, 2015

Henri Cartier Bresson
A retrospective of the work of Henri Cartier Bresson (1907-2004), who was one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, features over 500 pieces including photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents. The exhibition, which covers his entire career, is the result of years of research carried out at the of Cartier-Bresson archives.
Henri Cartier-Bresson began his travels the age of 22, and continued throughtout his lifetime. Evident in his oeuvre is the wide range of places he visited, the historical events he witnessed and the artistic influences he rarely failed to identify. This exhibition aims to show the diversity of Cartier-Bresson’s photography, through the prism of his affinity with the Surrealist movement in the 1930s, the antiwar sentiments evidenced in his a documentary photography of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, his work as a photo-journalist in the 1950s and ‘60s, and the more intimate work he shot in the ‘70s.
Museo dell’Ara Pacis Lungotevere in Augusta (Ponte Cavour)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through January 25, 2015

 

Kaisu Koivisto  / Claudia Peill - Intersections
An installation and video projection by Finnish artist Kaisu Koivisto, and unique works in mixed media on canvas and photography by Italian artist Claudia Peill. The show evolves around intersections in the artistic styles, and media employed by the two artists, both of whom engage in a visual dialogue with Henrik Christian Andersen’s monumental sculpture works which are installed on the museum’s ground floor. Though Peill and Koivisto originate from different artistic and cultural experiences, their works often intertwine. Their work questions the value and meaning of utopia, megalo-mania and the idea of large illusion.
Museo H. C. Andersen  Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20 (Piazzale Flaminio)
Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm; through January 19




La Leggendarie tombe di Mawangdu 

Rare ancient manuscripts, fine silks, and objects found in the legendary tombs of Mawangdui reveal the archeological achievements of China in the 20th century. Mawangdui was the burial place of Li Cang, the first Marquis of Dai, Xin Zhui his wife and one of their children. The works on display represent the private world of an aristocratic family of the time, offering a glimpse into daily life, while echoing the philosophical-religious traditions of Chinese civilization two thousand years ago during the Han period.
Museo Nazionale Palazzo Venezia, Via Plebiscito 118 (Piazza Venezia) 
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm;
through February 16, 2015



 

Yoshitaka Nakamura
A selection of contemporary sculpture by Japanese artist, Yoshitaka Nakamura
Fondazione Venanzo Crocetti, Via Cassia 492
Monday – Friday, 11 am – 1pm and 3-7 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm; September 19 through October 24










I Papi della speranza. Arte e religiosita nella Roma del ‘600

More than one hundred master works reflecting  the religious environment in 16th century Rome. The exhibition is divided into three sections: Roma Sancta, works from early Christianity, highlighting the transformation of Rome through the four important Jubilees (1575, 1600, 1625, and 1650); 17th-century devotional art; worship of relics and canonization of the saints. The exhibition includes works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Pietro da Cortona, Alessandro Algardi, Orazio Borgianni and others.
Castel Sant’Angelo,  Lungotevere Castello 50
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:30 pm; through November 16
Also at this museum:


Castel Sant’Angelo e la Grande Guerra
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first World War, 1914-1918. This exhibition highlights the role of Castel Sant'Angelo both during the war years and isubsequently, as a place of commemoration as reflected in its collection of military memorabilia and custodian of military flags. The exhibition is divided into five sections: war technology, war tales, photojournalism, monuments to the fallen and war relics.   
through January 11, 2015


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EXHIBITIONS AT THE PALAZZO DELLE EXPOSIZIONI
Via Nazionale 194 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm


Numeri – Tutto quello che conta da zero a infinito

An inter-active exhibition for all ages. Laboratories and activities designed for children and school groups.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale 194 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm; through May 31

 




Il mio Pianeta dallo Spazio: Fragilità e Bellezza
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of European cooperation in space, ESA, the European Space Agency, has designed and created this exhibition, which allows visitors travel to the most beautiful and remote places on Earth through satellite images and videos. Satellites provide us with images of an ever changing Earth: glaciers melting at increasing speeds, sea levels rising, rivers drying up so that they no longer reach the sea, rainforests threatened by deforestation, growing desertification affecting agriculture, and uncontrolled urban sprawl. While these images are beautiful, they dramatically contrast with the reality they represent, inviting us to reflect on the fragility of our planet and the threat posed by climate changes.
The exhibition will also provide visitors with the opportunity to view Earth as seen from the International Space Station through the eyes of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano during the mission “Volare” of ASI (Italian Space Agency): the first long-term mission on-board the ISS. Its purpose is also to attract the interest of a wide audience, particularly the younger generation and to increase their awareness of a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
Opens September 30 through November 2

Meteoriti. Quando lo spazio comunica
An exhibition featuring the meteorite collection that is housed in the Mineralogy Museum at the University of Rome La Sapienza, one of the most important in the world.
Through November 28

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EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEO DI ROMA TRASTEVERE
Piazza di Sant'Egidio 1b
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm




Scatti  di Memoria Rwanda 1994 – 2014

This exhibition chronicles twenty years of genocide that devastated the history of Rwanda. It is a testimony to the recent and dramatic past of Rwanda and a source of reflection on its future.
Through November 1, 2015

 


Also at this museum:
Trevi - Una capitale allo specchio
Focusing on the district where the Trevi Fountain lies, this exhibition looks at the process of modernization of an area as the key to understanding the transformation of Rome, Italy's capital city.
Through November 1, 2015


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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


Fair play. Arte, sport e video oltre limiti e confini

Focusing on an emerging generation of artists who are breaking the rules of video idioms in search of a different narrative, its critical and poetic possibilities, exploring and subverting the televisual genres.
through November 9


Open Museum, Open City
An installation that can be visited throughout the entirety of the museum's space, this exhibition will examine crucial topics of our times by means of "sound." The project offers am opportunity to rethink the relationship between artistic production and architectural intervention.
through November 30

 





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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 0704000





Fotografia. Festival Internazionale di Roma: Portrait XIII

The thirteenth edition of Fotografia, Festival Internazionale di Roma, is dedicated to portraiture, understood not only as a genre that has accompanied the history of photography since it beginning, but the function of the portrait as an analytical tool in contemporary society. The theme will be addressed by reconstructing the historical path and its role in contemporary art, literature and film, emphasizing the interdisciplinary links between photographaphy and the fields of anthropology, philosophy, sociology and semiotics.
through January 11, 2015

 

 

SHOUT!
Introducing works of 11 emerging Indonesian artusts, curators Bryan Collie and Santy Saptari aim to highlight the dynamism and vitality of the young talents. On display, works Andita Purnama, Aditya Novali, Angki Purbandono, Bestrizal Besta, Erika Ernawan, I Gusti Ngurah Udiantara, Gatot Pudjiarto, Gusmen Heriadi, Maria Indriasari, Sigit Santoso and Yudi Sulistyo, including sculpture, painting, drawing and installation in varying forms and modes, depicting the styles, languages, codes and creative horizons of Southeast Asia, where intersecting cultures, religions and traditions of numerous ethnicities  co-exist.
through November 11

 



Tobias Rehberger. Wrap it Up

Rehberger is one of the most acclaimed young German artists working on the international scene today. The exhibition reveals aspects of his oeuvre little known to the public and offers an overview of his drawings, collages, prints and works on paper, all from the private collection of Deutsche Bank, dating from 1991 to 2003. The artist has also selected works on paper from other private collections, dating from 2003 to the present for this show. This exhibition is part of a partnership formed in 2012 between Deutsche Bank and MACRO for the purpose of showcasing contemporary art and young artists. The project has served as   a model to further similar synergies between public and private institutions.
through January 11, 2015





Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam - Harmonic Motion /Rete dei draghi

The 11th edition of Enel Contemporary installations features Japanese artist Horiuchi MacAdam's enormous handwoven textile sculpture, an interactive project conceived as a complex series of interwoven networks, weaving together art and play, tradition and modernity, color and movement.
through December 31, 2014

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Vangi. Works 1994 – 2014
An exhibition of 30 small and large sculptures and 30 drawings.
Since receiving the Praemium Imperiale prize in 2002, Vangi has been considered the greatest figurative sculptor in contemporary Italian art. He works in range of materials from lime wood, to marble, bronze, and granite. Internationally famed architect, Mario Botta designed the exhibition space and Raffaele Simongini created the accompanying documentary film. Giuliano Vangi (Barberino di Mugello, FI -1931-) produced his first sculptures in crystal, iron and steel while living in Brazil from 1959 to 1962. Upon returning to Italy, he continued to produce sculpture for public spaces, museums, and churches throughout the country, including works for St. John the Baptist in Florence, La Lupa in Siena, the new altar for the Cathedral in Pisa, and the entrance sculpture at the Vatican Museums.
MACRO - Museo D’Arte Contemoranea Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4
Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10 pm; through January 18 tel 06 671 0704000

Also at this museum:

Digital Life 2014
The fifth edition of this annual techno-sound exhibition is dedicated to digital art play and sound. Ten installations are themed around the concept of movement, interaction and listening.
Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10 pm; through November 30

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Eritrea. Il paese rosso (The Red Country)  
A multicultural African country that overlooks the Red Sea, Eritrea has a history of more than a thousand years during which exchanges and with outside populations enriched its culture and tradition. The exhibition is the story of a polyphonic country and  the archaeological discoveries land scientific explorations that have taken place there.
Palazzo Delle Scienze  - Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Pigorini
Piazza Gugliemo Marconi 14  (l’EUR)
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm; through November 26




L
a collezione dei marmi antichi nelle fotografie di Massimo Listri
Listri is known for his mastery of perspective of interior spaces. Photographs for this exhibition are taken from the 2011 Vatican Museums guided tour catalogue of its ancient marble collection.
Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano (Vatican)
Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; through December 2


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GALLERIES




Piero Pizzi Cannella – Galleria del vento

A selection of new paintings by Piero Pizzi Cannella (1955), an exponent of the neo-avant-garde, a movement that surged in the mid 1970s.  In  the 1980s  Cannella joined a group of fellow artists to form the new Roman School, better known as the School of San Lorenzo at Pastificio Ceres.
Galleria L’Attico – Fabio Sargentini , Via Del Paradiso 41 (near Largo Argentino)
Monday – Saturday, 5-8 pm; through December 19

 

 

Giorgio Griffa – Danza dei neuroni
A series of recent paintings by one of the most radical and articulate artists working in Italy today. Griffa (1936-) has never received formal art instruction but began painting as a child. In 1968, he abandoned figurative painting in favor of the abstract format that characterizes his work to this day. Painting with acrylic on raw un-stretched canvas, burlap and linen, Griffa nails his works directly to the wall along their top edge. When not exhibited, the works are folded and stacked, and the resulting creases t create an underlying grid for his compositions. In keeping with his idea that painting is "constant and never finished", many of the works display a deliberate end-point that has been described as "stopping a thought midsentence." Art critic Roberta Smith wrote, “his art deserves a place in the global history of abstraction.” Giorgio Griffa, who lives and works in Turin, has long been associated with the Italian avant-garde and the Arte Povera movement. He has exhibited throughout Europe, in the United States at the Casey Kaplan Gallery and at the Sonnabend Gallery in N.Y. and Paris.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill,  Vicolo de' Catinari 3  (near Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Cairoli)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm; through November 21  tel 06 688 92980

Susana Serpas Soriano - Anumula vagula blandula
In collaboration with Fotgrafia Festival di Roma, Ital-El Salvadoran photographer and visual artist, Susana Serpas Soriano presents a selection of work concentrated on the rapport between art, the body and prospective. Soriano lives and works in Rome. She has collaborated with well-known contemporary photographer, Claudio Abate and has shown in Rome, Florence and Milan.
Sala 1 Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni 10
Tuesday - Saturday, 4:30-7:30; through November 30

 

Jan Fabre Jan Fabre –
Is the Brain The Most Sexy Part of the
Body?
Flemish visual, theater artist and author Jan Fabre uses his solo exhibition to pay homage to curator and friend, Jan Hoet whom he describes as a man “imbued in every fiber of his body with the necessity of art.” The body remains a central theme in Fabre’s research. It is continually proposed throughout his relentless pursuit and artistic experimentation that aims to go beyond any expressive barrier as seen in the video, “Is the Brain the most Sexy Part of the Body” where Fabre is interviewed for fifteen minutes on the sense of beauty, ethics, sexuality and life.
The video is accompanied by six drawings in pencil. Also included is an installation of four earlier works; Eisentein, Wittgenstein, Frankenstein and Gertrudestein.
RAM – Radio Arte Mobile Via Conte Verde 15 Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm; November 28

Alessio Deli /
Francesco Spirito – Encounters

Dedicated to an artistic bond between two personalities and to the sensibilites theough which their works invite a confrontation between the aesthetics of nature and its extravagances. Deli dedicates his new cycle of works to plants. Using his signature technique of welding, cutting and twisting, his works portray the elegance and vitality of plants, articulating their recognizable form. Spirito's paintings research the intrigue of the pomergrante.
Alessio Deli, born in Rome (1981) has established a reputation on the Italian art scene for his manipulataion of assemblage and modeling of recycled materials. His works are placed in the ancient Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, the MACS in Catania and private collections.Franceso Spirito is the founding member of the Castrimeniense Marino. He lives and works in Albano Lazio.
RVB Arts, Via delle Zoccolette 28  (off Via Arenula near Campo de’Fiori)
tel 335 1633518 www.rvbarts.com
Closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Barry McGee/Clare Rojas
In a project created specifically for Galleria Bonomo, artists Barry McGee and Clare Rojas team up to show a selection of works on paper and canvas, drawings, photographs and objects that blend the styles of the two artists.
Barry McGee (1966) Lives and works in San Francisco where he is considered one of the most influential artist in the Bay area. Clare Rojas is also known as singer and musician Peggy Honeywell, uses mainly painting on canvas and paper employing a variation of figurative styles, inspired by the fairy tales of Eastern Europe, and the geometry in the Amish and Native American applied arts.
Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Via Del Gesù 62 (near the Pantheon)
Tuesday – Friday, 12-7 pm; through February 1

 

Ofri Cnaani – Not I
The first solo show in Rome of  New York-based artist Ofri Cnaani. The title is inspired by the monologue of the same name written by Samuel Beckett in 1972; a short, dramatic and uncontrollable torrent of words hovering between pain and pleasure, sensuality and transcendence, between the inner and outer self.
Ecstasy is the focus of Ofri Cnaani's artistic exploration. Her idea is to go beyond one’s own body to enter into a state of beatitude and estrangement. The artist assembles an anthology of images and texts from varying cultures and social settings. The show’s environmental installation composed of home-made projectors and light machines, creates a world of shadows and bizarrely-moving elements in a magically proto-mechanical atmosphere
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch , Vicolo Sforza Cesarini 3a (near Piazza del Orologio, Piazza Navona)
Monday Friday, 2-8 pm and Saturday, 4-8 pm; through November 22

Luana Perilli – Solitary Shelters
Recent works by Perilli focus on the relationships between nature and culture, between ideology and ecology. They highlight a common thread running through her work, carried out over the last few years based on the the social structures of animals and their relationships with human societies. Her new sculpture series of sculpture underlines the importance of ceramic production as an artistic expression founded around an ancient and intercultural language, which is compatible with the natural habitats.
The Gallery Apart.  Via Francesco Negri 42 (Porta Latina)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm; through November 22



Malick Sidibé – Studio Malick, Bamako
In collaboration with the Fotografia, Internazionale Festival, the African photographer showing for the first time in Rome, presents a selection or of photographs shot in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Malick Sidibé was born in Mali (1936-). He studied design and jewelry making before beginning a career as photographer, He studied photography with Gerard Guillat-Gulgnard, known as Gégé.
Galleria Del Cembalo,  Largo Della Fontanella Di Borghese 19 (near Piazza Augusto Imperatore)
Wednesday – Friday, 5 -7:30 pm and Saturday, 10:30 am – 1pm and 4-7:30 pm; through November




Dennis Hooper – Scratching the Surface
The first major exhibition in Rome of the work of the late actor, director and photographer, encompasses Hopper’s photographs of the 1960s, his Drugstore Camera series of the early 1970s and continuous screenings of his films and interviews. The famous Drugstore Camera photographs were shot with single-use cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs in Taos, New Mexico where Hopper based himself following the production of his landmark film Easy Rider. The series documents Hopper’s friends and family among the ruins and open vistas of the desert landscape; female nudes in shadowy interiors; road trips to and from his home state of Kansas; and impromptu still lifes of discarded objects. Hopper established his reputation as a cult actor and director with Easy Rider (1969), and maintained this status with gritty performances in The American Friend (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Blue Velvet (1986), Hoosiers (1986), and as director of Colors (1988). During his rise to Hollywood stardom, he captured the establishment-busting spirit of the 1960s in photographs that traveled from Los Angeles to Harlem to Tijuana, Mexico, and which portray iconic figures including Jane Fonda, Andy Warhol, and John Wayne.
Dennis Hopper was born in 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, and died in Venice, California in 2010. His works are in museum and private collections worldwide. This exhibition is in collaboration with 13th International Fotografia Festival.
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crespi 16 (Piazza di Spagna – Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm: through November 8

Disegnare and Collezione – Freidrich Wilhelm von Erdomannsdorff a Roma
An exhibition dedicated to the architect, collector and art teacher Erdmannsdorff (1736-1800). This is the first and most significant exhibition of the series, Le Roman Views. which covers studies and reproduction of architectural and pictorial classical Rome with which Erdomannsdorff was personally involved during his three sojourns here between 1765 and 1790.
Casa Goethe Via Del Corso 18 (Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am -6 pm; through November 16




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
Closed Sunday and Monday.

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