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; September 20 through February 22, 2015
IlHenri 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; September 26 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; September 19 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
Gianni Testa Antologia
A retrospective exhibition traces the artist's development through a survey of 40 works. Mostly figurative in style, they represent themes from the Divine Comedy depicted in scenes and images ranging from landscapes to horses, still life, and portraiture. Testa (1936 -) lives and works in Rome, his natal city.
Complesso Vittoriano (Sala Giubileo,)
Via di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 – 7:30 pm; through October 12
Also at this museum:
Luce. L’immaginario italiano
Hundreds of photographs, film and documentation from the archives of the Istituto Luce, the oldest public instruction organization, founded in 1924 by Luciano del Feo with the aim of educating an illiterate Italian population, the majority of whom lived and worked in the countryside. It was the institute’s objective to portray a country, unified only sixty years before. The exhibition offers an overview of the development of Italy across a broad-spectrum of public works and institutions beginning in the fascist period and promulgated by Mussolini.
Complesso del Vittoriano Via Di San Pietro In Carcere
Monday – Sunday, 10:30 am – 9:30 pm; through September 21
Keys of Rome: City of Augustus
Organized on an international scale by the European network of Virtual Museums, this exhibition celebrates the bimillenial of death of Emperor Augustus. Through the use of multi-media tools, visitors are guided on an interactive journey to discover the city of Augustusand the Roman Empire, seen and experienced from the perspetives of the Imperial Forum Museum, Rome; the Bibliotheca of Alexandrina in Alexandria; Amsterdam’s recently renovated Allard Pierson Museum and Sarajevo’s newly restored City Hall.
Imperial Fora Museum, Via Foro Imperiale
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; September 24, 2014 through October 10, 2015
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
Made in Italy. Una visione modernista.
Johnny Moncada, Gastone Novelli – Achille Perilli
Photos documenting the collaboration between fashion photographer Johnny Moncada and artists Gastone Novelli and Achille Perilli for the production of catalogs and fashion collections for the Luisa Spagnoli line, 1956-65. On display are 60 images, selected from among the 600 found by Emanuele Condò, thoroughly cleaned and restored by photographer Corrado De Grace, and about 20 works on canvas and paper representing the backgrounds created for photo shoots, as well as vintage garments and a video curated by Valentina Moncada and Maria Chiara Salmeri, recreating the historical context of the birth of the Made in Italy brand.
Museo Nazionale Etrusco Di Villa Giulia – Villa Poniatowski
Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9 (Parioli)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8.30 am – 7:30 pm; through September 30
EPVS It’s my Way
An exhibition of recent sculpture by Gianluca Martians, who is also an art critic and the show's curator. The sculptures are installed throughout the museum’s interior space and on the terrace.
Museo Carlo Bilotti, Viale Fiorello La Guardia (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Friday, 1-7 pm; through September 14
Also at this museum:
Dreamings. The Australian Aboriginal – Art Meets De Chirico
A selection of contemporary Australian Aboriginal works in acrylic from the Missana Sordelllo collection, focusing on issues of cultural identity and territory. The works were largely created during the last decade in isolated desert communities of Western and Central Australia, with a section devoted entirely to post-conceptualist Imants Tillers, who was acclaimed as Australia’s most important artist in the 1980s. Curated by Ian McLean and Erica Izett.
through November 2.
Painting or How to get rid of it
A group exhibition brings together the works of four artists of different nationalities: Italian, Fabio Mauri and American, Marcia Hafif ( who lived and worked in Rome), French artist Martin Barré and Swiss Olivier Mosset (both long time residents of Paris). The exhibition’s title, which was inspired by Eugène Ionesco’s play "Amédée or How to Get Rid of It", poses the question of the end of painting, an idea that has obsessed artists since the birth of abstraction at the beginning of the 20th century.
Academie de France - Villa Medici Tinita’ dei Monti (top of the Spanish Steps)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:45 a.m and 12:00-7 pm; through September 14
Artiste del Novecento tra visione e identità ebraica
Some 150 works gathered from Jewish artists, travellers and protagonists in 20th-century Rome. The exhibition aims to amplify awareness of the emancipated female, placing emphasis on the experience of Jewish women, who were able to transform the social condition of a minority and to affirm their own creative and intellectual independence, helping to enhance the cultural life of Italy.
Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Roma, Via Francesco Crispi 24 (Piazza Barberini-Piazza di Spagna)
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6:30 pm; through October 5
Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Caprese, Arezzo, 1475 –1564), this exhibition traces the life of the great master highlighting crucial aspects of his work and exploring its complexity through a series of contrasting themes, in drawings, paintings, sculptures and architectural models, as well as a selection of autographical writings, including letter and poems is included.
One of the most versatile artists of the High Renaissance, sculptor, painter, architect, poet, exert draughtsman, and engineer, Michelangelo’s influence on the development of modern Western art remains unparalleled. was born
Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 8 pm; through September 14
Identita’ nell’arte contemporanea
delle ultime genrazioni tra Finlandia ed Estonia
Works by 21 Estonian and Finnish artists reflecting on identity. Artists from the two countries have developed complementary points of view, influenced by ethnic and linguistic proximity, and the common influence of the former Soviet Union. Identity changes and fluctuations are analyzed by the artists from political, social, anthropological, geographical, symbolic and personal points of view in media ranging from sculpture to photography and video.
MACRO Testaccio, Via Orazio Giustiniani
Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10 pm; through September 14
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.
Castel Sant’Sngelo Lungotevere Castello 50
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7:30 pm through January 11, 2015
Warhol (1928, Pittsburgh - 1987, New York), was the Father of Pop Art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished in the 1960s.
The exhibition presents more than 150 works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and a series of Polaroids seen in Europe for the first time, from the collection of Peter Brant, an avid collector and advocate for the arts. He has a collection of over 15,000 works, including one of the largest collections of Warhol's work in the world. His Brant Publications owns the magazines "Andy Warhol's Interview, " Art in America," "Antiques" and "Modern."
Palazzo della Cipolla , Via della Corso 320
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm; through September 28
Also at this museum:
Terry O’Neill – Pop Icons
A retrospective dedicated to to British photographer Terry O'Neill (London,1938), features 47 images taken over the past 40 years from his enormous archives of iconic images. O’Neill gained renown for documenting the style created by mythic screen and stage personalities, presidents, prime ministers, sport myths and rock stars during the 1960s and ’70s. His photographic style is characterized by the candid moments and unconventional settings in which he captures his subjects, who ranged from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis and the Beatles to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan. In 2011, he was his longstanding contribution the Fine Art of Photography, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary medal. Terry O’Neill’s is one of the world’s most collected photographers.
through September 18
Luoghi Comuni. Vedusti Tedeschi a Roma tra il XIX secolo
In the 18th and 19th centuries, many Germans felt a genuine passion for Rome, its light and its antiquities, and the countryside surrounding it. The exhibition presents a selection of 80 works made by German artists who lived and worked in Italy during that period .
Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi Piazza San Pantaleo 2 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm; through September 28
Paolo Antonio Paschetto.
Artist, graphic designer and decorator - Liberty to Deco
Paschetto (1885 – 1963) created artworks between the styles of art nouveau and art deco. A selection of works from the artist’s estate in Torre Pellice, on public view for the first time, covers the gambit of his career. The exhibition aims to illustrate the artist’s versatility, including his secular and religious painting cycles, and the entirety of his decorative and advertising works. Passchetto designed official emblem of the Italian Republic, which was adopted in 1948.
Musei di Villa Torlonia, Casino dei Principi Nomentana 70
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm; through September 28
EXHIBITIONS AT THE PALAZZO DELLE EXPOSIZIONI
Via Nazionale 194 (near Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7 pm
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.
Opens September 30 through November 28
EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEO DI ROMA TRASTEVERE
Piazza di Sant'Egidio 1b
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm
Sheila McKinnon – BORN INVISIBLE
A body of compelling photographs shot throughout the developing world, a project conceived in 2007, and inspired by McKinnon’s impulse to give a face to otherwise “invisible” girls and women. These women are too often denied an education, forced into unwanted marriages, deprived of medicine and nutrition, who live without hope of choosing their own destiny or finding self-fulfillment. Canadian photographer Sheila McKinnon worked in the fields of fashion and cinema before devoting her energies to humanitarian projects. She has circumnavigated the globe, shooting on three continents (Africa, Asia, India) and in 30 countries. McKinnon’s work has often been praised for the use of intense color and for the beauty it lends to her compositions, using color to draw the viewer’s attention to the life of the figure in the frame. A long-time resident of Rome, McKinnon has held personal exhibitions in museums, cultural institutions and galleries in Italy, including a 2011 exhibition at the Fondazione Garrone - Palazzo Ducale, Geneva. The exhibition in Rome is curated by Vikki Ericks.
Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza Sant’Edgidio 1b (Trastevere)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; through September 28
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
Gaetano Pesce – Il Tempo della Diversità
A retrospective devoted to designer - architect Gaetano Pesce, traces the artist’s creative process from the early to latest phases of his research, which has evolved along seven thematic paths: non-standard, person, place, default, landscape, body and politics. The exhibition includes drawings, sketches, original models and objects in their actual scale to emphasize the creative and conceptual aspect of Pesce’s, "Fish" project, the most renowned among his works. A video installation of the artist’s Time project, designed expressly for MAXXI, accompanies the exhibit.
through October 5
New Maps of Design - Seven Italian designers from the School of Eindhoven
A group show, the stories of seven Italian designers who have become cultural migrants, showcases works that explain their concepts of physical baggage. The exhibition offers opportunities for reflection on the professional lives of the seven former students of the Eindhoven Design Academy, which is considered a new international capital of design. With tools such as saws, hammers and screwdrivers, the design group realized two geographically distant but ideally close locations. Works by Salvatore Franzese, Gionata Gatto, Giovanni Innella Tal Drori, Francesca Lanzavecchia, Maurizio Montalti, and Eugenia Morpurgo. through September 21
A video installation presenting a kaleidoscope of images that tell the story of Italian cities and their architectural structures through the use iconographical and visual materials that range from drawings to photographs, from film clips to interviews. through October 5
Ettore Spalletti – un giorno cosi’ bianco, cosi’ bianco
Over 70 works and a large environmental installation created specially for this exhibition by the artist, whose work bridges the boundaries between painting and sculpture and confronts the architectural space of the museum. The exhibition travels from Rome to GAM in Torino and Il Madre in Naples.
Ettore Spalletti was a seminal figure in Italian Minimalism and the Arte Povera movement, exploring geometry, precision, and the spiritual power of simple materials in his practice. In his extremely simple, painted columnar forms and monochromatic paintings, Spalletti simultaneously suggests classical structures and explores the formal qualities of paint. Favoring the impasto technique of traditional Italian painting for its depth of color and potential to yield extremely reflective surface textures, Spalletti applies paint to marble and other raw materials to create luminous and sublime three-dimensional paintings.
There is no longer any frame to delimit space.
By removing it, color assumes and invades space. through September 14
Remembering is not enough
This exhibition intends to put forward the dialogues and interactions between the fields of art and architecture and to introduce a new cultural context for innovative debate around the significance of a democratic spirit in artistic creativity.
through September 28
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
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
Global Exchange: Astrazione geometrica dal 1950
A collection of 50 works of geometric abstraction from the Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires. This painting genre has historical importance in Argentina’s artistic landscape. As emphasized by the exhibition's curator, Joe Houston: "Over the last sixty years, geometric abstraction has turned into a formal language that has triggered a multiform vital dialogue between international artists. This art reconfirms the common concepts of innovation, progress and optimism.”
through September 14
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
Tsibi Geva – Recent and Early Works
Showing for the first time in Italy, the important contemporary Israeli artist Tsibi Geva exhibits 30 large scale paintings and a large site-specific installation constructed of iron as well as graffiti created expressly for this exhibition. The amalgam motifs and images in his work are taken from his environment: Israeli and Palestinian landscapes, architecture and urban fragments. Critic Nuit Banai writes: “Since the early 1980s, Tsibi Geva has been interrogating the paradox-riven myths and national symbols that construct Israeli identity in an aesthetic language whose fidelity to abstraction is persistently problematized.”
Geva has had numerous one-person shows in institutions including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Haifa Museum of Art; the ICA, Boston; and Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba.
through September 14
Annika Larsson – Introduction
Swedish artist, Annika Larsson presents her first solo museum exhibition in Italy. Larsson’s most recent video works – Blue (2014) and EAV (2011) - along with a large installation develop the critical discourse and centerpiece of her research into the controversial issues of modern and contemporary social history of the West. Larsson draws inspiration for her video mostly from the novel Blue Sky, written by Georges Bataille in 1935 shortly after the rise of of totalitarian governments in Europe. arsson is currently artist in residence at the museum.
through September 20
Chittrovanu Mazumdar – And What is Left Unsaid
The first solo exhibition in Italy by the French-Indian artist, features the juxtaposition of two large installations in which the dominant colors are black and red monoliths and a video installation.The pieces describe a melancholy and resigned awareness of the inability to express. Using materials such as wood, iron, fabric, flowers, photographs, video, sound and light, the artist creates multiple multisensory stimuli through which he tells fragments of stories.
Chittrovanu Mazumdar (Paris, 1956), lives and works in Kolkata. Present on the Indian art scene for nearly three decades, he has to his held numerous solo exhibitions in Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Dubai and Paris.
through September 20