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Roma Pass
The city of Rome offers a pass good for three days of public transport plus free admission to two museums and reduced prices for all other museums and major events. The cost of the three-day pass is €30. Buy them at tourist kiosks or museum ticket counters.
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Roma prima capitale d’Europa liberata 1944-2014

Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Rome, the first European capital to be liberated at the end of WWII. More than 500 original and reproduced documents compiled from state archives, international and national newspapers, books, pamphlets and memorabilia offer social-political and historical accounts of events that unfolded over the years of the war, highlighting the engagement of the Italian Army and the contribution of Allied forces.
Palazzo Venezia, Via Del Plebiscito 118 (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday,  10 am – 8 pm; through August 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

Urban Portraits

With focus on the city of Rome, a group exhibition themed around the rapport between man and urban spaces. Three works each from the portfolios of 19 international photographers.
Palazzo Incontro,  Via Del Prefetti 22  (off Via di Campo Marzio, historic center)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7pm; through July 27

Gianni Pinnizzotto- Perù – tan lejos tan cerca
An exhibition of more than 200 images features photojournalist Gianni Pinnizzotto’s discoveries and encounters in Perù. His recent project is dedicated to Operazione Mato Grosso, a volunteer group that assists the young and aging population who live in the Chacas, at an altitude of 3,500 meters in the Cordigliera of the Andes Mountains.
Palazzo Delle Scienze, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Pigorini 
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 14 (l’EUR)
Tuesday-Saaturday, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 9 am -1 pm;
through August 31.


Siria Splendore e Dramma

The Cultural Priorities Association, chaired by Francesco Rutelli, and the Italian Archaeological Mission in Syria - La Sapienza University of Rome, directed by Paolo Matthiae, (in collaboration with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin) host an exhibition aimed at illustrating the unique role that the ancient cultures of Syria played in the development of mankind, highlighting the damage that has already been done and current risks to the cultural heritage of Syria.
Museo Nazionale Palazzo Venezia, Via Plebiscito 118 (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through August 14
Also at this museum:
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.
through February 16, 2015

Irene Petrafesa – Tra terra e mare. Opere 2001-2014
Some 40 works in mixed media, oxidized and waste materials, oils and pastels highlight the path taken by national and international artists alike in their discovery of the use of familiar materials to bring new expression to their work.
Complesso del Vittoriano,  Via Di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm; through September 7

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

The Pink Gaze, Lo sguardo rosa del Giappone contemporaneo

A group exhibition dedicated to four contemporary Japanese artists: Atsuko Tanaka (1932), Yoko Ono (1933), Kazuko Miyamoto (1942), Chiharu Shiota (1972). Despite differences in their backgrounds, areas of research and forms of expression, the works of these women embody the essence of four basic periods of Japanese history: the immediate post-war period, the 1960s, the period of economic boom, and the new millennium. The common thread that binds them is the convergence in their works of art and life. Filtered through their own emotional experiences and fantasies, dreams and disappointments, their works reveal events that shaped the history of contemporary Japan. Painting and drawing, sculpture, installation, video and performance are the media used.
Museo Nazionale D’Arte Orientale, Giuseppe Tucci – Palazzo Brancaccio,
Via Merulana 248 (San Giovanni)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
and Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 5:30 pm


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


Shifting identities.
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

La Gloria dei Vinti. Pergamo, Atene, Roma
Dedicated to a small original bronze sculpture of Pergamon, a gift of Attalus I of the Acropolis of Athens (269 BC - 197 BC) in memory of his victories. Divided into three sections of 17 sculptures each, the exhibition traces the history of the Galatians and makes comparison between the styles and iconography of busts and reliefs from Roman times. The pieces are shown together publicly for the first time.
Museum National di Roma Palazzo Altemps, Piazza Di Sant’Apollinare 8
(near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am - 7:45 pm; .through September 7


Andy Warhol
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

Frida Kahlo
A retrospective exhibition of the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), undisputed symbol of the exuberance of 20th century Mexican culture, explores Kahlo’s artistic development and her relationship with the movements of the era from Mexican Modernism to International Surrealism. A rebel, revered forerunner of the feminist movement and cult figure, she portrayed the most fascinating period in the history of the last century. Her paintings reflect her personal life, her illness and the accident that befell her at age seventeen, but her art is also fused with the history and spirit of her world, reflecting the social and cultural changes of the period that led up to the Mexican Revolution and continued in its wake. The exhibition brings together important works from public and private collections in Mexico, Europe and the United States — more than 40 portraits and self-portraits, including her celebrated “Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” (1940), seen in Italy for the first time, and her the self-portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress (1926), which she painted at the age of 19 for her beloved Alejandro Gòmez Arias, and in which her elongated neck recalls the aesthetics of Parmigianino and Modigliani.
Le Scuderie Quirinale Via XXIV Maggio 16
Sunday - Thursday, 10 am - 8 pm, and Friday - Saturday, 10 am- 10:30 pm; through August 31 Reservations advised tel 06 399 67500 www.scuderiequirinale.it



Forme e vita di una citta’ medieval. Leopoli Cencelle
A display of archeological finds from the ancient city of Cencelle. Founded in the ninth century by Pope Leone IV, t he city was built to protect the citizens of Civitavecchia from the Saracens, who carried out raids along the Tyrrhenian coast. It was rediscovered in 1994 by a group of archaeologists, anthropologists and historians from La Sapienza University in Rome, D’Annunzio in Chieti, and the universities of Perugia and Tuscia.
Mercati Di Traino Via IV Novembre 94 (Piazza Venezia)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm; through July 27


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


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

Also at this museum:
Gabriele Stabile – Refugee Hotel

An exhibition of photographs by Gabriele Stabile documenting the journey of newly arrived refugees in the United States. Stabile show how tens of thousands of refugees spend the first hours starting with their stay at the airport motel to begin the difficult process of integration in a new land.
This year alone, 47,000 Refugees arrived in the U.S. to escape religious, political, sexual or ethnic persecution.
The show comprises fifty black and white and koda-chrome photographs taken from 2006 to 2012 during the period in which Stabile worked with migration and human rights groups in several states photographing refugees from Cuba, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Stabile is based between Rome and New York.
through September 2


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

Geografie Italiane

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


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

Giacinto Cerone  - il massimo orizzontale. Lavoro su carta

A retrospective of the work of Giacinto Cerone (1957-2004) ten years after his death, includes works on paper, many seen publicly for the first time. Cerone also worked in sculpture. Large-scale works like the series of Ophelias and the Argonauts, show a continuous and relentless experimentation, and his ability to transform a flowering shrub, the tangles of a cloth, a faceless figure into a vision of alchemy.The emotional strain and the physical expression of his sculptures emerge with the same disruptive tendency in his painting: nervous signs, profiles and lumps of vibrant color counter the cuts, lacerations and twists that distinguish the artist’s work. In support of the works, the exhibition presents a body of documents; photographs, letters, writings and publications from the Archives of Giacinto Cerone. Curated by Benedetta Carpi De Resmini.
through September 7


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

A site-specific sculptural-installation, adapted to music, a collaboration between visual artist Licia Galizia and composer Michelangelo Lupone. The work is based on Planephones, a particular technology conceived by Lupone and developed at Centro Ricerche Musicali (CRM), capable of producing and distributing sound that emanates from natural and synthetic materials (metal, wood, paper, glass and derivatives of these same materials).

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


Artists in residence # 5. Studio shows
The fifth edition of the Artists-in-residence program. Artists William Castelli, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Anna Franceschini and André Romão, present new works projected during their four-month residency stay that began in February of this year. The Artists in Residence program is the first to be sponsored by an Italian public museum and is an integral part of the programming of MACRO.
through August 24

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

Cecilia Luci - Made in water

Twenty-five works combine personal visual imagery with a clever use of the camera. After abandoning the study of the human figure, the artist has embarked aimed at the reconstruction of inner landscapes through a combination of everyday objects arranged in transparent liquids such as water.
through September 7

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



Andrea Silicati – Incontro
Silicati uses Japanese paper – light but resilient and often handmade – as the basis for his work, gluing the paper in layers to the canvas to add depth and richness to his painting.The underlying canvas, often pre-prepared with images of trees, flowers or foliage, provides a shadowy background for the superimposed papers.
Silicati’s trademark evanescent images are created with a mixture of oils, enamels, acrylics and self-made pigments, reduce figures to their essence, delineated in line but fragile and weightless with an aura of ambiguous eroticism.
Born in Jesi in Le Marche in 1970, Andrea Silicati is a graduate of Macerata’s Academy of Fine Arts. He has been exhibiting his work regularly since 1992, and ten years ago founded an art school where he teaches drawing, painting and engraving.
RvB Arts, Via delle Zoccolette 28 (near Campo de’Fiori)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; through July 31 tel 335 1633518 www.rvbarts.com Closed Sunday and Monday.


Enrico Castellani, Richard Long and Jeff Wall

A group exhibition featuring works by photographer Jeff Wall; land artist, sculptor, and photographer Richard Long; and Italian painter Enrico Castellani, inaugurates the gallery’s new space in the historic center. Gallerist O’Neill explains, “Long and Castellani share something of a minimalist, conceptual streak that plays well against Wall’s high-concept, carefully orchestrated photos.”
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma,  Vicolo Dei Catinari 3 
(Campo de' Fiori -Largo Argentino)
Monday – Friday, 11 am – 7pm; July 5 through October 6

Summer Group Show
Works by four artists, including an installation by Alessandro Procaccioli, works on canvas and paper by Federico Guerri, photographs by Cariddi McKinnon, neon by Ugo Piccioni and works on paper by Emmanuele De Ruvo.
Montoro12 ,Via Montoro 12 (Campo de' Fiori)
Tuesday-Saturday, 3-8 pm


Gaetano Pesce – One Chair, One Lamp, One Sofa

From a private collection, the first public viewing of twelve works created by architect-designer Gaetano Pesce over the last decade. A selection of pieces from the series Us and Them (2006), La Smorfia (The Sneer) (2005) and Tramonto a New York (Sunset in New York) (1980). This exhibition is in conjunction with the retrospective dedicated to Pesce designs currently showing at MAXXI through October.
One Piece Art, Via Margutta 53b (near Piazza del Popolo)
Monday – Friday, 11 am – 1 pm and 5-7 pm; through July 30




Iconic / Ironic
A group show of works by three illustrators — Neal Fox, Fausto Gilberti and Hell’O Monsters — who pay collective homage to the great masters of art, with a ironic and playfully sarcastic works of desecration-consecration.
The three illustrators attempt to interpret these great artists, praise them and go beyond them with a series of witty laudatory and deconstructive citations. The great masters become a source of inspiration for surreal and dreamlike suggestions, puzzles and paradoxes in a fun and caustic journey.
Neal Fox's works are a melting pot of Pop culture-inspired nightmares in which legendary personalities are idolized and desecrated at the same time. Irreverent and obsessive, his contorted visions portray figures such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalì torn from their habitual contexts and engaged in grotesque, violent episodes. H
The protagonists of Fausto Gilberti's work are his little, monochrome men. These elemental figures with large, round eyes and a droll expression of wonder, impersonate and mime well-known persons and events.
Hell'O Monsters is a Belgian artist collective composed of Jérôme Meynen, François Dieltiens and Antoine Detaille. The three artists successfully blend their individual styles to create an imaginary scenario filled with hybrid characters: monsters with multiple eyes, two-headed human beings, mutant animals inspired by Hieronymus Bosch.
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Vicolo Sforza Cesarini 3 (Ghetto)
Monday – Friday, 2-8 pm; through September 13

Isabell Ducrot – Intorno Giorno

Paintings featuring a range of images from vases to tea kettles by the celebrated artist whose exhibtition “Bende Sacre” was recently shown at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. 
Born in Naples in 1931, Ducrot is a long-term Rome resident who has held major exhibitions in Rome, Milan, Paris, Berlin and New York. 
MAC Maja Contemporanea, Via Di Monserrato 30 
Tuesday – Friday, 3-8 pm and Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm and 3 -7:30 pm 

Elger Esser – AB Olympo

A series by the photographer who often combines architectural elements, showing the observer in an environment where space and time remain suspended. His photographs are re-elaborated to create the effect of painting 
Alessandra Bonomo,  Via Del Gesu 62 
Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 7 pm through September 22

Maurizio Donzelli – Imenigma

A solo show of a recent cycle of works traces the development of the artist’s career and surveys the various methods and techniques familiar to Donizelli's oeuvre of water-color drawings, mirrors, and most recently, his body of work in tapestry.
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 282/284 (near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm and 2:30 – 7:30; through August 2


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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