from 2013-12-20 to 2014-03-31
Esiste unâaltra cittÃ oltre alla Roma Classica e a quella Barocca. Il Secolo dei lumi, grazie allâabilitÃ e allo spirito innovativo dei suoi architetti, ha contribuito non poco alla creazione dellâimmagine della cittÃ .
I disegni esposti* nella âSala della graficaâ sono stati selezionati dalla raccolta del Museo di Roma e provengono in gran parte dalla collezione di Antonio MuÃ±oz. Testimoniano le varie tipologie architettoniche presenti a Roma nel Settecento, secolo che ha contribuito notevolmente alla creazione dellâimmagine della cittÃ che oggi ci appare cosÃ¬ organica.
Accanto ai progetti per opere monumentali commissionate dai pontefici, come la fontana di Trevi, la facciata di San Giovanni in Laterano, San Paolo fuori le mura, troviamo quelli per la cosiddetta âedilizia minoreâ: piccoli altari, oratori, fontane e soprattutto case di abitazione. In sostituzione dei grandi palazzi seicenteschi nasce, infatti, una nuova tipologia di edificio: il palazzo ad appartamenti, che contribuisce a cambiare radicalmente lâaspetto cittadino segnandone lââimborghesimentoâ.
I disegni, sia di grandi architetti (Ferdinando Fuga, Nicola Salvi) sia di altri meno conosciuti (Andrea Francesco Nicoletti, Girolamo Toma), vengono sempre realizzati con fantasia e sono estremamente curati dal punto di vista grafico, soprattutto quelli di presentazione del progetto al potenziale committente, unico mezzo a disposizione dellâartista per promuovere il proprio lavoro.
Gli architetti impiegano un vasto repertorio di soluzioni compositive, facendo ricorso sia alle innovazioni barocche della tradizione seicentesca, sia alle opere dei grandi maestri del Cinquecento, ispirate allâantichitÃ e ai canoni classici.
Schizzi, fogli di studio, disegni accademici, progettuali o di pubblicazione permettono, inoltre, di seguire e meglio comprendere importanti dibattiti dellâepoca relativi allo âstile modernoâ del Barocchetto romano contrapposto al piÃ¹ austero âstile anticoâ o alla differenza tra riproduzione e imitazione.
*Lâattuale esposizione sostituisce un precedente allestimento, sempre dedicato ad opere su supporto cartaceo che, come Ã¨ noto, a motivo della loro fragilitÃ e del fatto che non possono essere esposte alla luce a lungo, non sopportano allestimenti prolungati nel tempo. PerciÃ² il Museo presenta a rotazione il vasto patrimonio di disegni, acquerelli e incisioni che conserva.
from 2013-12-18 to 2014-01-26
Prima importante mostra in un museo pubblico dedicata a Paolo Picozza, artista romano nato nel 1970 e scomparso prematuramente nel settembre del 2010. Lâesposizione, a cura di Achille Bonito Oliva, raccoglie circa quaranta opere dellâartista, tra cui tele di grandi dimensioni, opere su carta e alcuni tra i suoi ultimi lavori inediti; in mostra anche unâintervista video inedita.
Nelle grandi tele e nei fogli di carta preparatori Paolo Picozza rappresenta la sua cittÃ , Roma, tra vedute urbane e periferie possenti, oltre a paesaggi di campagne arcaiche. La natura viene interpretata dallâartista in tutte le sue possibili metamorfosi, tramite il recupero di uno spirito espressionista e nordico, mettendo in risalto il cupo dellâatmosfera notturna. Lâimmagine si costruisce con tutta la forza del gesto, le figure acquistano tridimensionalitÃ sulla superficie grazie alla scelta dei materiali e alla scala cromatica e tonale.
from 2013-12-22 to 2014-01-26
Prima importante mostra in un museo pubblico italiano dedicata a Roberto Bosco, artista romano molto apprezzato allâestero. Lâesposizione, a cura di Tommaso Strinati, presenta sei lavori editi e una settantina di opere inedite, tra cui una ventina di trittici e altri lavori su tela di grandi dimensioni pensati appositamente per lo spazio del Museo, che fanno parte del progetto OLTRE CONFINE, iniziato dallâartista nel 2012 con le mostre al Today Art Museum a Pechino e alla Georgia Berlin Galerie a Berlino.
Roberto Bosco nasce a Roma lâ8 luglio 1951. Giovanissimo parte per Parigi e inizia, tra tante difficoltÃ , la sua attivitÃ artistica dividendo le sue giornate tra pittura e letteratura. Eâ il 1968: la metropoli francese Ã¨ lâepicentro della contestazione studentesca, simbolo di un periodo pieno di sollecitazioni culturali e politiche. Qui Roberto Bosco muove i suoi primi passi e trascorre le sue giornate immerso nello studio e nellâapprofondimento delle diverse tecniche compositive. Tornato in Italia collabora, come autore radiofonico, con la RAI per la quale scrive, nellâarco di venti anni, decine di radiodrammi, curandone, talvolta, la regia. Negli anni Settanta i suoi quadri vengono esposti con successo a Londra e a Parigi, mentre alcuni mercanti li acquistano per proporli a diverse gallerie del mondo. Negli anni Ottanta e Novanta soggiorna diverse volte a Parigi trovando un punto di riferimento nella galleria Man Art che vende le sue opere soprattutto ad americani e giapponesi. Sebbene la pittura figurativa Ã¨ messa in ombra dallâarte astratta e concettuale del periodo, Roberto Bosco continua la sua ricerca sul colore e sulle forme di ascendenza classica, rielaborando moduli espressivi e formali che raccontino la complessitÃ umana e storica della fine del ventesimo secolo. Lâincontro con Leopoldo Chizoniti produce una serie di occasioni espositive culminate nel progetto OLTRE CONFINE, che prevede tre mostre: al Today Art Museum di Pechino (2012), alla Georgia Berlin Galerie di Berlino (2013) e, prossimamente, al Brooklyn Museum di New York (2014).
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La mostra collettiva, curata da Ludovico Pratesi, riunisce le opere di sette artisti italiani - Vittorio Corsini, Daniela De Lorenzo, Eugenio Giliberti, Carlo Guaita, Nunzio, Alfredo Pirri, Marco Tirelli - per riflettere sulle diverse espressioni della scultura contemporanea degli ultimi decenni in relazione con lo spazio architettonico, inteso sia in senso fisico ma soprattutto storico e simbolico, allâinterno del Museo delle Mura, ospitato nellâantica Porta San Sebastiano.
Le opere, collocate nelle due sale circolari al secondo piano in corrispondenza delle torri e nella sala rettangolare che permette il passaggio fra le torri, costruiscono un itinerario che presenta tipologie di sculture, mettendo a confronto linguaggi, materiali, forme e stilemi dissimili. Si comincia con opere di carattere piÃ¹ espressivo, caratterizzate da elementi di forte impatto, per proseguire con lavori di carattere rigoroso e minimale, per indicare la capacitÃ della scultura contemporanea di abbandonare la pesantezza di materiali tradizionali per indicare invece aperture verso letture simboliche, concettuali o oniriche.
Si tratta di un percorso espositivo che collega le due torri attraverso una ridefinizione della percezione visiva e fisica dello spettatore, che si trova di fronte ad un dialogo tra tradizione e contemporaneitÃ , basato sul rapporto tra opera dâarte e sito storico.
from 2013-12-19 to 2014-04-30
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Esecuzione Ã¨ una doppia video-installazione in cui i fratelli De Serio, partendo dal loro essere gemelli e dal paradosso dellâessere allo stesso tempo soli e inevitabilmente legati, mettono per la prima volta in gioco se stessi indagando il tema dellâidentitÃ , attraverso un linguaggio ibrido, tra messa in scena e performance.
Il video Ã¨ un doppio autoritratto, realizzato attraverso il montaggio sequenziale dellâazione di fotografare se stessi (e lâaltro) come di fronte ad uno specchio, muniti entrambi di una polaroid. I protagonisti mostrano in questâazione meccanica e in questo costante slittamento temporale, lâincertezza nel riconoscersi nellâaltro, e la difficoltÃ nel mostrare con chiarezza la propria individualitÃ . Nellâopera permane quindi un elemento ambiguo che evidenzia la struttura aperta dellâopera. Lâesecuzione della foto diventa lâesecuzione che li uccide come identitÃ , li identifica nella loro comune âmascheraâ, e li reitera nel loop.
from 2013-12-20 to 2014-03-09
Renato Mambor (Roma, 1936) â tra i protagonisti di quel particolare filone creativo sviluppatosi negli anni Sessanta in ambito romano e passato alla storia come Scuola di Piazza del Popolo â si distingue per una ricerca iconica e oggettuale che tende a scardinare codici linguistici precostituiti. La sua opera si pone al confine tra varie forme espressive e, attraverso la sperimentazione di linguaggi diversi e lâabbandono dellâoggetto pittorico in sÃ©, si apre sempre ad un rapporto metalinguistico tra parole, immagini, cose e persone, creando un cortocircuito vitale tra oggetto e soggetto.
Lâesposizione, a cura di Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, rientra nel programma rivolto ai âmaestri del contemporaneoâ â artisti della seconda metÃ del XX secolo â che il Museo ha sviluppato negli ultimi due anni, con progetti speciali dedicati a Vasco Bendini, Claudio Cintoli, Gastone Novelli, Vettor Pisani e Giulio Turcato.
from 2013-12-20 to 2014-05-04
Allestimento inedito di un significativo nucleo di opere â circa 50 â provenienti dalla collezione permanente. Il percorso espositivo si sviluppa in un dialogo tra opere storiche e piÃ¹ recenti, attraverso sei sezioni per approfondire e sottolineare continuitÃ e dialoghi tra le varie ricerche dei singoli artisti: Allâorigine della forma, Simboli e icone, Sperimentazioni segniche, Stimoli illusori, IdentitÃ e confini, Suggestioni urbane.
La collezione del Museo, composta di 1264 opere, Ã¨ in costante crescita grazie alla generosa collaborazione di partner quali Enel, UniCredit e MACROAMICI, che contribuiscono allo sviluppo del patrimonio museale attraverso donazioni e comodati.
from 2013-12-13 to 2014-03-02
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Dalle microscopiche cellule alla gigantesca balenottera azzurra. Un percorso interattivo per esplorare lo spettacolare fenomeno della vita. La mostra propone una visione biologica delle caratteristiche fondamentali degli organismi viventi, tra le quali la struttura cellulare, la riproduzione, la risposta agli stimoli ambientali, lâevoluzione e lâadattamento. Il percorso si articola attraverso esposizioni di esemplari museali ed esperienze di laboratorio che permettono la partecipazione diretta dei visitatori. Con lâoccasione saranno inoltre visibili esemplari delle collezioni museali non esposte al pubblico.
Per ulteriori informazioni e prenotazioni: COOP. MYOSOTIS lunedÃ¬-sabato (10.00-14.00); martedÃ¬-venerdÃ¬ (9.00-18.30). Tel/fax 06-32609200; tel. 06-97840700; cell. 320-2476948.
from 2013-12-22 to 2014-01-26
Figures of desire is an exhibition born from the encounter between two artists of different backgrounds and nationality: Sonia Ros, Italian, and Katja Kotikoski, Finland.
This two-person exhibition presents a cross-section of the international art scene, suggesting the encounter and dialogue between two apparently different geographical and cultural contexts (the Baltic and the Mediterranean areas, the Northern and Southern Europe), but in fact similar to the attention to artistic research and innovation.
Some artists make of desire and its ability to âshape the worldâ the main theme of their work: this is the case of Sonia Ros and Katja Kotikoski. In fact, their artistic research is meant, in a different but complementary way, to investigate the relationship between desire, reality and humanity, staging the âfigures of desireâ seen from opposite points of view in some cases and coinciding in others. It is not just the expressive technique chosen by the two artists (for one of them sculpture, while painting for the other) to be different and complementary in this exhibition, it is the regime of the gaze that investigates the phenomenon and captures different moments of the relationship between
subject, world and desire.
from 2013-12-06 to 2014-01-11
from 2013-12-10 to 2013-12-28
from 2013-11-14 to 2014-01-16
from 2013-12-15 to 2014-01-26
The exhibition presents the figure of Bruno Canova, who in his series "The Art of War" has of intense communicative power and quality devoted to the dramatic historical events of World War II, and to the events and political choices that have determined them.
from 2013-12-04 to 2014-01-06
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Communicating archeology to a non-specialist audience: this is the challenge of this exhibition celebrating the 1900th anniversary of the Trajan's Column.
The Markets of Trajan are a complex of buildings, which are separated by real city streets and articulated on six levels, built in the early second century AD, at the same time the Forum of Trajan. Today, the upper part of the complex houses the Museo dei Fori Imperiali, which aims to present the architecture and the sculptural decoration of the Forum
The complex of the Markets of Trajan and the Museo dei Fori Imperiali were, and still are, the subject of extensive restoration and enhancement, designed to offer the public unusual spaces and materials.
As part of these activities, the contribution of the University of Arkansas Rome Center ( UARC ) is particularly valuable, and through the skill and enthusiasm of their students they helped to bring out from deposits new fragments and present them to the public with the support of new technologies, a sort of " behind the scenes" of the archaeologists' work.
The project Columna. Inside/Exit - A tribute to the Trajan's Column was born from these premises, and in connection with the 1900th anniversary of the Column. An unconventional exhibition taht aims to connect past and present though the use of images, words and feelings, cultural influences and current technologies.
The exhibition consists of two installations, one artistic and multimedia, and the display of the Tabula Militaris Itineraria, the oldest paper travel of the Roman Empire in the first edition in Italian press.
TABVLA MILITARIS ITINERARIA
Exposure of the oldest travel paper of the Roman Empire in the first press edition in Italian
The Cultural Association Giovane Europa presents the work "Tabula Militaris Itineraria", the oldest travel map of the Roman Empire in the first printed Italian edition, from Gianni
Brandozziâs collection of Ascoli Piceno. The Tabula Militaris Itineraria, also known as Tabula Picta, is the first paper where several roads of the world known by the Romans were draw at around the middle of the 4th century; the oldest manuscript copy was made in the 12th or 13th century. It is a parchment, divided into 11 segments, about 7 meters long and 34 cm high, currently preserved at the National Library in Vienna.
The Tabula Militaris Itineraria on exhibit here, it is the first printed edition, published in Italy, in the region Marches, by a Dominican monk Cristianopulo Podocataro, by the will of the bishop of Loreto and Recanati, Stefano Bellini, noble of Osimo. In its accompanying volume published in 1809, Podocataro summarized his latest studies on the Tabula, supplementing and correcting the work of previous centuries scholars. The card, printed in Iesi, in the Piceno area in 1793, is set up by twelve etching sheets, in
relationship one to another. The work is now in the collection of Gianni Brandozzi of Ascoli Piceno who will ensure its preservation and enhancement.
The HyperColumna project is a new approach to communication, since it does not consider visitors as passive culture recipients, but aims to involve them in a personal and
free process of knowledge. The project combines the possibilities brought by information technology with a hypermedia content platform, inspired by the frieze of Trajan's Column: HyperColumna brings to life the relationships between monuments, characters, historical events and places depicted in the very long bas-relief, connecting them with their multiple contexts.
Within the installation at the Trajanâs Markets - Museo dei Fori Imperiali a pilot version of the system will be hosted, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Rome Center. Furthemore the platform aims to a new kind of access to the technological interface. It is a first taste of the project, in order to give an idea of the flexibility and of the interaction and involvement potential for the user, who can wander freely within the narratives and related contents to fulfill his own various interests, driven by the curiosity and by the pleasure of first-person discovery and enjoying an innovative cultural experience. HyperColumna restores all its original communicative value to the Trajanâs Column as a
spatial and chronological access key: through it, the visitor will see the surrounding archaeological heritage through different eyes: no longer as a silent witness of the past, but
as part of a talk that reaches his present.
COLUMNA MUTÄTIO - ITINERARIA PICTA
The paper installations drawn with graphite âColumna mutÄtio - Itineraria pictaâ, that the artist created for this occasion, with an exhibition designed by the architect Pietro Bagli
Pennacchiotti, are inspired by itineraria picta, volumina and triumphal paintings, reference sources of Apollodoro of Damasco, designer of Trajanâs Column and of the columnâs
frieze. The âconnotedâ papyri, light since they are âemptied of substanceâ, infinite since theyâre fragments without beginning and without ending, suggest the compositional
pretext of the rolled up tape, wandering horizontally and vertically in the Great Hall. The contamination of the picture of the friezeâs representation through the interpretation of her artistic research, customized by metamorphosis and by mutation, takes place through pictures joined in a flowing course, continuum of evocations in an almost ritual
progression. The digital prints and the bas-relief pictures become power points in informal relationship with the original column, supposedly coloured. The new âitineraria pictaâ
create selective courses on the various themes represented: the harmony of the human body, roman and dacian physiognomies, their clothes, the recognizable sarmati-roxolani, Trajan, Decebalus, the bridge over the Danube, the military clothing, the war marchines, the god Istro-Danube, the military camps, the landscape, the animals, as the cow, the pig, the horse, the bull; the god Jupiter, the night, the river, the trumpets, the eagle, the cities, the games, the Dacian women, the kids, the military doctors, the battle scenes, the wheat harvest, the names of the Dacian localities and the use of essential elements as fire and water. The Trajanâs column represents the first visual tale of history, born to celebrate the conquest of Dacia by the Romans and she has become through time it has become the symbol of an inseparable historical link between Italy and Romania in the new Europe. This change of meaning acquired a strong multicultural value, as a source of inspiration
for the ânew historyâ created on the research of a common denominator of past and present values.
from 2013-12-06 to 2014-04-06
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Largely conceived and produced specifically for this exhibition, the works recreate and relive the rarefied and stylish atmosphere of a suspended time that fed itself on beauty.
The exhibition goes through the magical and mysterious world of emotions. Stolen from nature, returned from life, they welcome the visitors on a journey of contemporary art from the dreamlike and night space of Dependence. A sensory and emotional experience that relates to symbolism and history, looking at the stars and following the thoughts that shape the future.
from 2013-12-14 to 2014-05-04
La piÃ¹ grande mostra antologica del fotografo giapponese Kazuyoshi Nomachi e la sua prima assoluta in Occidente. Con circa 200 scatti il percorso espositivo articolato in 7 sezioni ricostruisce il viaggio di una vita attraverso la sacralitÃ dellâesistenza quotidiana, unâesperienza vissuta dallâartista in terre tra loro lontanissime, ma accumunate da quella spiritualitÃ che dÃ un ritmo e un senso alle condizioni di vita piÃ¹ dure.
Kazuyoshi Nomachi Ã¨ sempre stato un fotografo documentarista, sin dal suo primo viaggio nel Sahara quando aveva venticinque anni. In Africa Ã¨ rimasto affascinato dai grandi spazi e dalla forza della gente che vive in ambienti cosÃ¬ difficili. Per oltre 40 anni, intorno al tema âdella preghiera della ricerca del sacroâ, ha rivolto la sua attenzione alle piÃ¹ diverse culture tradizionali che sono lâespressione di popoli che abitano nelle terre piÃ¹ aspre, ai quattro angoli del mondo. Raccolte in 12 grandi edizioni antologiche, le sue fotografie sono pubblicate in tutto il mondo e appaiono nelle principali riviste di fotografia, come The National Geographic, Stern e GEO.
La mostra Ã¨ promossa dall'Assessorato alla Cultura, CreativitÃ e Promozione Artistica di Roma Capitale, dal MACRO - Museo dâArte Contemporanea Roma e da Civita, con il sostegno di Canon e con la collaborazione di Crevis e della Fondazione Italia in Giappone.
from 2013-12-07 to 2014-01-19
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from 2014-02-18 to 2014-07-20
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The exhibition, organized by the European Chamber of Haute Couture, aims to show 60 years of the history of Italian costume, through the style of the Presidents of the Italian Republic.
Starting from 1948, the year in which De Nicola became the first President of the new Republic, Italy went through periods of crisis and recovery, major political and cultural goals, natural disasters and major political tragedies.
Our Presidents have accompanied, in their institutional role, along this journey, the profound changes in politics, society and culture. Their clothes, attitudes, verbal and physical, etiquette, and the relations with Italian people, are symbolic of this journey.
Fashion, as a social phenomenon, and particularly the great school of Italian Haute Couture, is certainly the best language to represent these years.
from 2013-11-08 to 2014-01-15
from 2013-11-22 to 2014-01-31
from 2013-11-08 to 2013-12-31
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-03-02
The National Museum in Palazzo Venezia is housing the first anthological exhibition to be devoted to the Venetian artist Carlo Saraceni, one of the first and most important disciples and interpreters of Caravaggio.
Arriving in Rome aged about twenty, at some time between 1598 and 1600, in the day when it was the capital of the Papal States, Saraceni worked there intensively for two decades, acquiring a substantial reputation before returning to his native Venice just a few months before he died there, aged only forty, in 1620. A gentleman painter, cultured, affluent and tending to the French taste according to several sources, Saraceni achieved a profound interpretation of the artistic culture of his day. Ranging from large altarpieces to tasteful little copperplates, his extensive artistic output is linked to the leading religious and aristocratic patrons of the time, as well as to several important painting projects, such as his work on the large fresco decoration of the frieze in the Royal Room in the Quirinale Palace, commissioned by Pope Paul V Borghese, providing us with a priceless cross-section of figurative culture in the early seventeenth century, especially in Rome.
The result of years of painstaking work, this exhibition was conceived by Rossella Vodret and is curated by Maria Giulia Aurigemma, assisted by an international academic committee chaired by Maurizio Calvesi and comprising scholars from the world’s leading museums and institutions. The exhibition focuses on both the evolution of the painter’s style, from the northern naturalism of his first landscapes to the style of Caravaggio, and the lively context in which he worked, investigating several notable aspects of his creativity, the fine balance of his composition, his pasty colours and his use of light, in works produced both for private patrons and for public altarpieces, achieving a keen sense of dialogue between the personalities depicted.
The works, some of which have been restored for the occasion, are on loan from churches, museums and international collections. Some of them, chosen from numerous countries in Europe and the United States, are now being shown in Italy for the first time. Their restoration means that these paintings can now be admired in all the splendour of their renewed colours, offering visitors new opportunities to interpret the various aspects of this great Venetian artist’s work.
The catalogue is published by De Luca Editori d'Arte.
from 2013-11-14 to 2014-04-06
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-01-07
from 2013-11-13 to 2014-02-16
In the bicentenary of the Battle of Leipzig (16-19 October 1813) the Napoleonic Museum in Rome is planning a small exhibition focusing on an important piano dating from the second decade of the nineteenth century, belonging to the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome.
The piano lid, designed by the Viennese manufacturer Joachim Ehlers, represents the battle taken from a watercolour by the German painter Johann Adam Klein. The work of Klein is also known for a series of engraved versions, one of which, by Antonio Verico, is here on display with the painted version on the piano.
To complement the exhibition a series of graphic works depicting the different moments of the battle, some of them belonging to private collectors.
from 2013-11-26 to 2014-01-05
from 2013-11-28 to 2014-03-30
Over 70 photographs from the MAXXI Arte and MAXXI Architettura collections documenting the museum’s long and successful collaboration with one of the greatest interpreters of architecture in Italy: this is MAXXI’s tribute to Gabriele Basilico, a master photographer who succeeded though his work in offering the personal suggestions, reflections and visions of a great artist.
From the images of the Strait of Messina realised for the Atlante Italiano project in 2003, to the shots of the MAXXI construction site for Cantiere d’Autore in 2009 and through to the splendid photos dedicated to the exhibition of Luigi Moretti that inaugurated the museum in the May of 2010, the exhibition Gabriele Basilico. Photographs from the MAXXI Collections pieces together, through the numerous commissions undertaken, a true biography of MAXXI as well as the story of a fruitful partnership.
The show also features a series of photographs taken from the most significant chapters of Basilico’s artistic career, such as the celebrated images of Beirut after the war and a series of portraits of Italian cities that testify to his extraordinary ability to read the urban landscape.
The exhibition is completed by a new documentary film by Amos Gitai devoted to the photographer: a long interview in which Basilico talks about his work and which is being previewed at MAXXI on the occasion of the exhibition.
from 2013-11-23 to 2014-01-12
The exhibition "MEDITERRANEUM" through sculptures, paintings, drawings, large mosaics presents the artistic artist Orestes Baldini around the icon of the "FISH".
This symbol of life, abundance, rebirth has strongly marked the culture of the peoples of the Mediterranean Sea, a source of livelihood but also redeeming food, a silent bearer of divine messages, a sign capable of penetrating and going beyond the unknown.
The exhibition has many influences, reflecting the multi-faceted aspect of the artist: sculptor, painter, set designer but also an actor and voice actor.
from 2013-11-16 to 2013-12-30
from 2013-11-13 to 2014-01-26
from 2013-11-23 to 2014-04-21
from 2013-11-06 to 2014-01-26
from 2013-11-28 to 2014-01-06
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-01-12
On display for the first time in Italy, a rich and complete corpus of engravings by the Serbian artist Veljko MihajloviÄ: forty graphics (a characteristic technique of the Serbian artist) from the extraordinary cycle of Constantine and Elena, consisting of eighty aquatint works made in 2012.
MihajloviÄ has chosen the most representative figure of Christian emperor iconographically associated to that of his mother Helen, the woman who, during a trip to Jerusalem, miraculously discovered the True Cross. The artist represented Constantine the Great and his mother Helena taking his inspiration from the frescoes of the churches and monasteries he visited in Serbia, Italy, Mount Athos, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Hungary.
from 2013-11-07 to 2014-01-07
from 2013-10-29 to 2014-01-27
from 2013-10-25 to 2014-01-31
from 2013-11-01 to 2014-02-02
First monographic exhibition dedicated to the Renaissance painter Antoniozzo Romano (Antonio Aquili) (Rome 1435/40 - 1508), a leading figure of the Renaissance, who was active for almost half a century until the first decade of the sixteenth century in Rome and the Lazio region. The exhibition illustrates the context in which his artistic life developped and the key stages of his production.
About fifty works on display: polyptychs, large altarpieces, small devotional paintings, gold panels, and a cycle of frescoes, along with documents, that offer the public an overview of Antoniozzo's Renaissance "everyday life".
The event, sponsored and organized by the Soprintendenza, is curated by Anna Cavallaro and Stefano Petrocchi.
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-01-19
Mostra finale del programma "Artisti in residenza", in cui i quattro artisti Hilla Ben Ari, Riccardo Beretta, Jacopo Miliani e Sahej Rahal espongono i progetti realizzati durante i quattro mesi di soggiorno al Museo. La mostra Ã¨ a cura di Maria Alicata.
from 2013-10-26 to 2014-01-19
from 2013-10-25 to 2014-01-12
Il progetto fotografico di Matteo Guzzini, African Heroes (2013), indaga usi e costumi dei Samburu, una delle ultime grandi tribÃ¹ semi-nomadi africane del Kenia centro-settentrionale. Lâopera di Sebastiano Mauri, The God MachineTM (2013) Ã¨ una mappatura della geografia spirituale e mentale trattata in chiave pop, come un genere di consumo, un gioco, una scommessa.
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-03-09
Lâesposizione, curata da Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, presenta dodici installazioni di grandi dimensioni ideate dallâartista a partire dai primi anni Novanta fino a oggi â in parte riformulate e allestite in modo inedito â e unâopera pensata appositamente per gli spazi del Museo. Essere o non essere, un lavoro della metÃ degli anni Novanta che dÃ il titolo alla mostra, Ã¨ il tema intorno al quale si sviluppa lâintero percorso espositivo.
from 2013-11-29 to 2014-03-09
Lâartista tedesca, protagonista emergente della scena artistica contemporanea internazionale, presenta per la sua prima mostra personale in unâistituzione pubblica italiana unâinstallazione composta da una serie inedita di sedici lavori su carta di gradi dimensioni. La mostra Ã¨ a cura di Maria Alicata.
Ogni disegno, come suggerisce il titolo della mostra, si riferisce a un capitolo o un estratto del libro di Niklas Luhmann Amore come passione, 1985, Laterza (titolo dellâedizione originale: Liebe als Passion. Zur Codierung von IntimitÃ¤t, 1982, Suhrkamp Verlag). Fedele alla teoria sistemica, lâautore traccia un quadro generale dell'evoluzione della semantica dell'amore che Ã¨ innanzitutto un codice, un mezzo di comunicazione della sfera piÃ¹ intima e profonda della persona.
Partendo dallâanalisi del testo, Jorinde Voigt indaga a sua volta il processo di cognizione e comunicazione delle immagini interiori, individuali e collettive che risultano dal sentimento. Lâartista disegna dei modelli di pensiero, delle mappe concettuali, tramite una struttura di coordinate spazio-temporali e categorie, come la posizione e il movimento del soggetto, i punti cardinali, la velocitÃ del vento.
from 2013-11-05 to 2014-01-29
from 2013-11-12 to 2014-01-05
From the second half of the seventies Fiorella Rizzo tackles the mystery of life with a personal and authentic language.
The exhibition itinerary includes both her main historical works as well as her more recent oeuvres and takes the form of a real journey of discovery of the ego and of its realization through the creative act. This, according to the artist, coincides with the âself-creativeâ process. Her research integrates deep concepts and ideas to the knowledge of materials and means: land, seeds, glass and plexiglas as well as photographs and videos. Art, life and history are an area without borders for her research.
From the lightness of matter that characterized her first works of the seventies, unified by the common element of the seed, she passes to dense mixtures of red earth. This becomes, in the eighties, the artistâs usual medium, linked to an intense physical and spiritual relationship with her Southern origins.
from 2013-09-17 to 2014-01-19
from 2013-10-19 to 2014-01-12
from 2013-10-16 to 2014-02-16
from 2013-10-14 to 2014-02-13
from 2013-12-08 to 2014-12-31
Installazione site specific realizzata dallâartista giapponese Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Un'opera interamente realizzata e intrecciata a mano, dal sapore tradizionale che rievoca lâantica lavorazione allâuncinetto abbinata a forme contemporanee dai molteplici colori, sospesa nella grande Hall del Museo, a rappresentare un ideale fil rouge tra lâedificio storico e lâarea museale progettata dallâarchitetto francese Odile Decq. Un'installazione dove poter entrare, saltare, rotolare, arrampicarsi, strisciare, rimbalzare, oscillare, appendersi e muoversi attraverso livelli successivi, per vivere unâesperienza sicuramente insolita.
from 2013-10-26 to 2014-01-26
from 2013-10-23 to 2014-02-23
Rome is the only European city to host for the first time an exhibition of the masterpieces of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
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The exhibition Gems of Impressionism. Paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington was born from the collaboration of two great institutions, Roma Capitale - Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Towards the end of the 19220s, the American banker, businessman, industrialist, Andrew W. Mellon, started what would become one of the most important art collections in the world, with the ambition to embrace the best of European art from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. After his death in 1937, his offspring (Paul and Ailsa) carried on his legacy, cultivating the same passion of his father, enriching what is now known as the Mellon Collection, which is kept as a result of a donation, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
French artists in general and the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in particular, have always had a great importance in the Mellon collection, not surprisingly it includes some of the most precious masterpieces of the period. The New exhibition space Ara Pacis will host artworks by arists such as Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Boudin, Pissarro, Bonnard, Toulose-Lautrec, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Seurat.
The exhibition proposes a focus on the works of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection. A unique exhibition of its kind, and made possible thanks to the loan of 68 artworks, with the intent to present not just an exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, but one that aims to present a different and exclusive point of view, that of a private art collection, with works purchased according to the personal and intimate taste of the collector, but with the communicative power that only the great masterpieces possess.
from 2013-10-04 to 2014-01-19
from 2013-10-10 to 2014-01-30
from 2013-10-16 to 2014-01-12
Emilio Greco, one of the great iconic sculptors of the twentieth century, was born one hundred years ago in Sicily and died in Rome in 1995, is the protagonist of an exhibition at the Museo di Roma, hosted in the halls of the ground floor of Palazzo Braschi. The exhibition includes drawings and sculptures that offer a sampling of the style and themes explored by the artist, especially related to the female body and expression.
from 2013-10-02 to 2014-01-04
From 2 October 2013 to 4 January 2014, for the first time in over two hundred years, an exhibition will bring back to life in the Vatican the charm of the eighteenth-century collections of the Profane Museums at the time of Pius VI, before the Napoleonic requisitions. It offers a unique opportunity to see reunited, in their original museum context, works previously exhibited in the Museum and now conserved in prestigious international cultural institutions. The exhibition will open simultaneously with the new display of the historical collections of the Profane Museum.
The Profane Museum, the original nucleus of the collections of profane antiquities in the future complex of the Vatican Museums, was created by Clement XIII (Rezzonico, 1758-1769) and enriched with further collections and furnishings under Pius VI (Braschi, 1775-1799). The conclusion of this demanding restoration project, which involved the entire collection and its context, is an opportunity to imagine a momentary "homecoming" of a nucleus of antique gems and cameos, mounted in elaborate Neoclassical settings at the end of the eighteenth century, and a valuable numismatic collection of Greek, Etruscan and Roman exemplars. Involved in the dramatic wartime events of the Napoleonic period, these works were transported to France as a war indemnity following the assassination of General Mathurin-Léonard Duphot in Rome in 1798.
Curated by Guido Cornini and Claudia Lega, curator and assistant in the Department of Decorative Arts of the Vatican Museums, the exhibition Precious antiquities: The Profane Museum at the time of Pius VI – presented in the evocative surroundings of the Room of the Aldobrandini Wedding – displays for the first time in over two hundred years works such as the Augustus Group, with its splendid portrait of the emperor in chalcedony, the famous Carpegna Cameo of magnificently engraved onyx depicting the Triumph of Bacchus, the “Delle Paste” Group, with a glass cameo pinax depicting the loves of Bacchus and Ariadne, and other Groups and cameos masterfully reinterpreted and infused with new life by Luigi Valadier, celebrated silversmith in Rome at the time of Pius VI.
Of particular note is the extraordinary Gonzaga Cameo, an exquisite Hellenistic creation portraying Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his wife Arsinoë, the final great acquisition of Pope Braschi in Rome still under the ancient regime. It was sequestered by Napoleon for Josephine Beauharnais, who subsequently gave it to the Tsar Alexander II of Russia, and is now one of the most admired pieces in the Hermitage. These works are accompanied by the beautiful copper plate engravings illustrating the collection of the Profane Museum, produced in the eighteenth century and held at the National Institute of Graphic Design, and a selection of coins from the Carpegna collection in the Vatican Numismatic Cabinet, alongside other pieces from the same original collection now held in the Cabinet des Médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Alongside these, there is the rare Etruscan coin from the "Valle Fuino" votive deposit near Cascia, unearthed at the time of Pius VI.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published in three languages by Edizioni Musei Vaticani, which will present the works on display and their history, focusing on the Profane Museums during the pontificate of Pius VI, the period in which the collections reached the peak of their splendour.
from 2013-10-19 to 2014-01-12
This world-premiere exhibition presents the extraordinary work of Lee Jeffries, a self-taught photographer strongly influenced by the religious or spiritual and tolerant aspect of the city of Rome, where he took many of the most significant images on dispaly. Jeffries gave these people something more than personal dignity. He gave them a light in their eyes that depicts transcendence, a glimmer of light at the gates of Eden, so to speak.
Lee Jeffries, 41, lives in Manchester in the UK.
A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changes his artistic approach forever. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The photographer knew that the young girl had noticed him but his first reaction was to leave. He says that something made him stay and go and discuss with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changes. They become the subject of his art. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: Â«Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.Â» From then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world.
Until now, the photos were availble online only, where they have achieved fame, honors and awards.
from 2013-09-27 to 2014-02-23
from 2013-10-03 to 2014-01-06
The seventieth anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Italy with photos of the great war photographer on display at the Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi.
The exhibition aims to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Italy. The exhibition presents a selection of images taken by the Hungarian photographer and LIFE magazine reporter between July 1943 and January 1944 in the wake of the troops heading from Palermo to Monte Cassino. These photographs - previously unpublished - capture different moments of the military advance, such as the surrender of Palermo or the Four Days of Naples.
On 3 December 1938 Picture Post introduced 'The Greatest War Photographer in the World: Robert Capa' with a spread of 26 photographs taken during the Spanish Civil War.
But the 'greatest war photographer' hated war. Born Andre Friedmann to Jewish parents in Budapest in 1913, he studied political science at the Deutsche Hochschule fÃ¼r Politik in Berlin. Driven out of the country by the threat of a Nazi regime, he settled in Paris in 1933.
He was represented by Alliance Photo and met the journalist and photographer Gerda Taro. Together, they invented the 'famous' American photographer Robert Capa and began to sell his prints under that name. He met Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, and formed friendships with fellow photographers David 'Chim' Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
From 1936 onwards, Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War appeared regularly. His picture of a Loyalist soldier who had just been fatally wounded earned him his international reputation and became a powerful symbol of war.
After his companion, Gerda Taro, was killed in Spain, Capa travelled to China in 1938 and emigrated to New York a year later. As a correspondent in Europe, he photographed the Second World War, covering the landing of American troops on Omaha beach on D-Day, the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1947 Capa founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, George Rodger and William Vandivert. On 25 May 1954 he was photographing for Life in Thai-Binh, Indochina, when he stepped on a landmine and was killed. The French army awarded him the Croix de Guerre with Palm post-humously. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award was established in 1955 to reward exceptional professional merit.
from 2013-10-31 to 2014-01-12
from 2013-10-18 to 2014-01-12
Danubius is a photographic journey searching European identity after the enlargement to the east. It is a trip through the 2.860 kilometers of the river, from the source to the Delta, passing through several cities (Ulm, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Vukovar, Belgrade, Tulcea) and small villages, great plains, wide landscapes, different people, customs and languages.
The author takes an inner and dreamlike path, lyric but also documentary overtone. Therefore, the river symbolizes both mystical-philosophical and historical-cultural aspects being at the same time a national, political and social border. It also holds a psychological, cultural and religious significance. Bulgarelli often leaves room for emotions, he focuses on moods, trying to trace different identities in a psychological and timeless dimension. Differences and similarities are the recurring themes of the various chapters. A metaphor of life cycles symbolized by the water of the river. The images were made with slides medium format (Mamiya 7 II) during seven trips in over two years.
from 2014-02-04 to 2014-06-15
from 2013-10-08 to 2014-02-09
On the occasion of the centenary of the first ready-made created by Duchamp (Bicycle wheel, 1913), the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna is organizing, for the autumn 2013, an exhibition where will be presented the fourteen ready-mades donated by Arturo Schwarz to the museum in 1997, accompanied by a selection of important works and original documents, which are fundamental to an understanding of Duchamp's artistic path. The exhibition project focuses on organic and unconventional works, related to the word as a thought formulation: the art of Duchamp is concentrated on the dissociation between the content and the title, because he sees in the development of common objects the metamorphosis of a thought becoming action.
This show also intends to bear witness to the influence Duchamp had on the Italian art scene when, following the solo exhibitions at the Galleria Schwartz in Milan, from 5th June to 30th September 1965 and in Rome at the Spazio Gavina, in via Condotti, in June 1965, the artist gave the opportunity to some Italian artists to come into direct contact with him. In this exhibition are presented also works by: Baj, Baruchello, Dangelo, Patella,ecc.
from 2013-09-19 to 2014-01-19
from 2013-10-30 to 2014-02-16
Promoted by Fondazione Roma and organised by Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, in association with the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro in Naples, the exhibition IL TESORO DI NAPOLI. I Capolavori del Museo di San Gennaro (Naples’s Treasure. Masterpieces from the Museum of Saint Januarius) contains a selection of the most important works donated to this Saint over seven centuries by Popes, Emperors, European Kings and the very devoted people of Naples, which have never been shown before outside the Parthenopean city.
These works have a high artistic value: they were made, using an enormous amount of precious stones, by the most eminent goldsmiths of the time such as Michele Dato, author of the splendid Necklace of Saint Januarius and Matteo Treglia who created of the Mitre adorned with diamonds, emeralds, rubies; both masterpieces, together with many others, will be exceptionally displayed in the exhibition held in Palazzo Sciarra.
This exhibition proposes a critical-scientific approach to examining the Treasure, without overlooking the sensory echo aroused by the sight of its splendour and the historical references that surround its establishment.
During the exhibition the Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei will organise a series of conferences and educational activities for schools and families in order to engage the public in the ancient art of goldsmiths.
from 2013-11-07 to 2014-02-02
Swinging at the Markets of Trajan in Rome. I liked everything of black music: rhythm, harmony, but I especially liked the swing, which I took inspiration from and still I do when I have to do something" (Lelio Luttazzi)
The exhibition "LelioSwing. 50 years of Italian history" - promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion, Sovrintendenza Capitolina and the Fondazione Lelio Luttazzi - is a tribute to this unforgettable Maestro. An exhibition that tells the most important moments and the atmosphere of an era in Italy, from the postwar period through the sixties to the present time: personal objects, from the wooden radio to the television, space design, documents that mark the transition from "giazzo" to jazz. And photos of the post-war and the Dolce Vita periods, images and emotions that tell how a boy from Trieste, a "young fool", has managed to make his dream come true. A chronological path divided into 8 Halls and 7 Sections.
from 2013-09-26 to 2014-01-26
from 2013-12-13 to 2014-01-10
from 2014-03-20 to 2014-07-13
from 2013-09-28 to 2014-02-02
from 2013-12-17 to 2014-03-02
Almost two hundred exhibits by one hundred Italian and international artists serve to explore the art of a decade and of a city in a lively tangle of varied artistic trends and approaches. Rome in the 1970s was a crucible of experimental art, a city that welcomed with open arms all the different visual cultures that ended up forging a unique identity while continuing to reflect what was going on in the outside world.
With this exhibition, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni is continuing to pursue the exploratory journey it began back in the 1990s with a series of events devoted to Rome between the end of World War II and the 1970s, offering visitors an exhibition that also aims to act as a litmus test for an earlier phase of study and research.
The 1970s are seen by historians with increasing clarity to have marked a watershed: many of the changes that either began or came up to speed in that era are very much in the forefront of the news today, making it more interesting than ever to explore and to question them. The 1970s was a controversial decade that is generally identified with conflict and clash, but today we may interpret it as an extremely fertile and constructive era. In the visual arts, particularly in Rome, the 1970s were marked by a plurality of approaches to art which this exhibition sets out to illustrate by balancing historical investigation with interpretation.
Rome's importance in the 1970s may be attributed largely to the lively activity of the galleries and cultural associations that played such a crucial role in promoting and hosting contemporary Italian and international art: Fabio Sargentini's "L'Attico", Plino De Martiis' "La Tartaruga", Gian Tommaso Liverani's "La Salita", the International Art Encounters founded in 1970 by Graziella Lonardi Buontempo and chaired by Achille Bonito Oliva, Gian Lorenzo Sperone and Konrad Fischer, Massimo D'Alessandro and Ugo Ferranti, and many others besides. To this list of galleries and cultural associations we may add the activities of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna and of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni itself, as well as the work performed towards the end of the decade in venues "self-managed" either by the artists in person - Gap, Jartrakor, La Stanza, S. Agata dei Goti and Lavatoio Contumaciale - or by such feminist groups as the Cooperativa del Beato Angelico. These players and institutions gave the city a frenzied programme of exhibitions, performances and debates in a rapid succession of events that allowed artists to immediately verify the impact of their work on the general public, and that turned the city into one of the world's leading centres of contemporary art.
But the importance of art in Rome in the 'seventies was due first and foremost to an exceptional string of artists, many of them from Rome itself, many others from outside the city but who chose to reside in the city and numerous foreigners who lived, and showed their work, in Rome throughout the decade. Their work, the undisputed star of this exhibition, was all either produced or shown in Rome in the 'seventies. Much of it is now in private or public collections while some of it is still owned by the artists themselves.
The exhibition hosts a multitude of different artistic trends, ranging from Arte Povera to the artists of the so-called Roman school, from Conceptual Art to Anarchitecture and art seen as collective participation or as political militancy, and from Narrative Art to the work that triggered a planetwide revolution in painting revolving around the Transavantgarde whose epicentre was in Rome.
Each room in the exhibition has been put together on the basis of a different leitmotif: not a theme as such but a trend, a discipline, a mindset, a key word, an intuition borrowed from a critic or the title of an exhibit. The way these leitmotifs have been choreographed has led to a basic division of the exhibition into two parts corresponding to the first and second halves of the decade. But we urge visitors to take our indications as mere suggestions, remembering that each exhibit is a repository of unfathomable complexity and that the arguments selected on each occasion for the plot of the narrative can "travel" in the eyes and mind of the visitor from one room to another and from one exhibit to another.
from 2013-07-11 to 2014-01-06
The occasion to dedicate an exhibition to Marcello Avenali, 20th century Roman artist who chose Rome as the centre of his activities, was generated by the donation in 2012 from the family Archives of a number of paintings that perfectly fit the Capitoline collection, established to document the tendencies and artists present in Rome.
The donated works are: Portrait of Anna, a panel painted in 1933 and depiction of absorbed interior contemplation that evokes the artistic culture of Novecento; Villa Borghese of 1938, a view of Rome of intense lyrical and expressive tension that denotes his adhesion to the Roman School; Angelina, a canvas painting of 1953 where, albeit with the force of the colour, we can detect that delicate moment of transition â from figuration to abstraction â that is characteristic of Avenaliâs art and, in general of Italian art in the middle of XX century.
These works are displayed together with the existing works in the collection, a result of previous acquisitions from Roman exhibitions and of other works from the sizeable Roman archive of his daughter Roberta, that have been expertly selected to testify the articulated abstract phase of the latter period of the artists production.
Within a limited exhibition space, the aim was to present a significant testimony of Marcello Avenaliâs entire production, his inexorable pursuit of expressive alternatives and technical solutions, an artist present in the main national exhibitions and with interesting experiences at an international level, enthusiastic teacher dedicated to his hole at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where he shared with his students his immense experience.
A display of documentation lent by the Marcello Avenali Archive and by the Quadriennale di Roma foundation, completes the exhibition with photographs, letters, memorabilia, and sketches, showing the picture of an artist and of a period.
from 2013-06-21 to 2014-03-20
from 2013-10-05 to 2014-02-02
from 2013-10-12 to 2014-02-02
The Egyptian Museum of Turin, the Vatican Museums and the Capitoline Museums. The National Museum of Rome, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Egyptian Museum of Florence. Not to mention the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The world’s most important museums have joined forces to loan out numerous prestigious pieces for several months, giving rise to one of the most fascinating and spectacular exhibitions of the year. Cleopatra returns to Rome after 13 years: the last major exhibition devoted to the Queen of Egypt was in 2000, when the Memmo Foundation paid tribute to her, bringing a record-breaking number of visitors to an exhibition in the Italian capital. A clear sign of the undoubted appeal that Cleopatra still holds: two thousand years after her death, the allure and charisma of the Egyptian Queen remain very much alive.
Produced by Arthemisia Group with DART Chiostro del Bramante, and curated by Giovanni Gentili, who previously curated the memorable exhibition devoted to Julius Caesar, the Cleopatra exhibition not only explores her life but for the first time examines her relationship with Rome. She was barely 20 when she seduced first Julius Caesar then Mark Anthony, interlacing sex and power in a way that has been instrumental in shaping world history ever since.
It is an intriguing coincidence that the city is hosting an exhibition on Augustus, Cleopatra’s arch enemy, in the very same period: the two enemies appear destined to be eternally intertwined.
The 180 masterpieces on show include some leading highlights: the so-called “Nahman” portrait of Cleopatra, on show in Italy for the first time; an extraordinary portrait of Octavia, the wife of Mark Anthony and sister of Augustus, in the guise of Cleopatra, on show for the first time anywhere in the world; a portrait of the Queen of Egypt when very young, probably when she rose to the throne in 51 B.C., and also a world first; the “Guimet” portrait of Alexander the Great from the Louvre, a masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture; an extraordinary bronze, never previously exhibited, depicting Alexander Helios, the son of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, and the spectacular but little known mosaic of the Nile from the Museum of Priverno.
Lastly, two special treats for visitors: the internationally renowned archaeologist and writer Valerio Massimo Manfredi will be telling the story of Cleopatra and laying her secrets bare, and the audio guide to the exhibition is available to all free of charge.
from 2013-05-31 to 2014-01-12
An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes organized in collaboration with the Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, with models he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.
This exhibition presents Archimedes - a key figure of universal culture - to the wider public for the very first time. The staggering significance of his writings matched by his phenomenal intuition in the field of mechanical technology made Archimedes the precursor of the genius and inventor. His name is still synonymous with invention and innovation in industrial production and design.
This prompted the idea for an exhibition that would offer concrete testimony not only of his studies but of the city where he lived and of the technical and scientific civilisation that gained ground in the Mediterranean area in the 3rd century BC - and of which Syracuse was a splendid example. In the background are the relations between Syracuse and Alexandria in Egypt, a city visited by Archimedes and many learned figures in the 3rd century BC.
Archimedes' death at the hand of a Roman soldier during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC was an epoch-making moment for the Ancient world and, paradoxically, marked Archimedes' rebirth, as the Romans started the process that turned him into a legend and celebrated the "divine genius" behind the concept of machines never previously seen.
The exhibition then narrates the second rebirth of Archimedes, commenced in the 13th century with the gradual rediscovery of his writings. After catalysing scholars, artists and scientists, Archimedes became a point of reference for the leading lights of the Scientific Revolution, who employed Archimedes' writings to lay the bases for the new science popularised in the 17th century.
The exhibit is divided into eight sections:
- Syracuse, Archimedes' Birthplace;
- Syracuse and the Mediterranean Area;
- Archimedes and Rome;
- Archimedes and Islam;
- The Western World Rediscovers Archimedes;
- Leonardo Vinci and Archimedes;
- Galileo Galilei and Archimedes;
- Archimedes and Geometry.
from 2013-04-23 to 2013-12-31
from 2013-04-18 to 2014-01-26
The exhibition reveals some unseen works by an extremely talented painter, still little known to the public of major art exhibitions.
The work documents, as in a cinematic sequence, the oil production chain: from the location of the wells to oil extraction and refining. A concatenation of images suspended in a rarefied light, with the logic of the Renaissance frieze. The impressive machines of the Centrale Montemartini, preserved in the Boiler Hall, is the backdrop to the painting, interacting in a natural way with the tangle of pipes, masts and drills that Bueno has imagined as a background for the figures of "Oil", creating an exciting relationship between the framework and the museum that houses it. The intent of Xavier Bueno is celebratory and dreamlike at the same time: "Oil" transforms the concreteness of the oil processing in an emblematic image of the industrial process, the effort of the workers: they become solemn figures and transmit the memory of Italy's Boom.
from 2013-02-12 to 2014-01-10
from 2013-02-28 to 2014-01-12
The artworks of the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome will offer a new and ideal reading of the correspondence between visual arts, literature and poetry in Rome, from the end of the XIX century to the 1960, when artists and writers worked together in a continuous exchange of ideas.
The exhibition aims to present to the public suggestions and ideas for a new reading of this intense and extended period, suggesting an easy journey through visual and sound materials.
The exhbition spans on the three floors of the museum presenting approximately 100works, including paintings and sculptures - including 85 works from the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and others from the Civic Museums or private collections - which interact with some writers, presenting an intense reading of the intense relationships and interactions between visual arts, literature and poetry, developed in Rome, from the beginning of the last century until the 1960s.
Each of the six thematic sections of the exhibition is dedicated to an important Italian author of the XX century (Gabriele D'Annunzio, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Bontempelli, Luigi Pirandello, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Alberto Moravia), recounted through the works of art, magazines, books, and multimedia devices.
GABRIELE DâANNUNZIO BETWEEN SYMBOLISM AND DECADENCE
Works by: Nino Costa, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Antonio Discovolo, Enrico Coleman, Camillo Innocenti, Adolfo De Carolis, Sigmund Lipinsky, Duilio Cambellotti, Enrico Lionne, Alessandro Pigna, Umberto Prencipe, Giovanni Prini, Renato Brozzi, Attilio Selva, Leopoldo Silva, Adolf Wildt, Costantino Barbella;
FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI E AND THE FUTURISTS
Works by: Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, Gerardo Dottori, Sante Monachesi, NandÃ¹, Enrico Prampolini, Tato, Virgilio Marchi;
MASSIMO BONTEMPELLI AND MAGICAL REALSIM
Works by: Felice Carena, Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Mario Broglio, Felice Casorati, Gisberto Ceracchini, Carlo DâAloisio da Vasto, Francesco Di Cocco, Antonio Donghi, Riccardo Francalancia, Roberto Melli, Alberto Savinio, Luigi Trifoglio, Francesco Trombadori, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Emanuele Cavalli, Filippo De Pisis, Arturo Martini;
LUIGI PIRANDELLO AND THE SELF IN THE MIRROR
Works by: Roberto Melli, Afro, Contardo Barbieri, Nino Bertoletti, Cesare Breveglieri, Nino CaffÃ¨, Felice Casorati, Ferruccio Ferrazzi, Guglielmo Janni;
GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI AND THE ROMAN SCHOOL
Works by: Amerigo Bartoli Natinguerra, Leonetta Cecchi Pieraccini, Renaro Guttuso, Guglielmo Janni, Mario Mafai, Scipione, Alberto Ziveri, Carlo Quaglia, Pericle Fazzini, Nino Franchina, Antonietta RaphÃ¤el Mafai;
ALBERTO MORAVIA AND THE ARTSIST
Works by: Carlo Levi, Adriana Pincherle, Toti Scialoja, Corrado Cagli, Fabrizio Clerici, Tano Festa, Fabio Mauri, Franco Angeli, Mario Schifano, Lorenzo Tornabuoni, Carlo Levi, Giulio Turcato, Mario Ceroli.
from 2012-12-11 to 2013-12-29
Huge installation specially designed by American artists Mike and Doug Starn in the spaces of MACRO Testaccio, on the occasion of the special edition 2012 celebrating 50 years of Enel. The work of art is a large sculpture-architecture consists of about 8,000 bamboo poles.
from 2012-11-29 to 2013-12-31
La ricerca di Ludovica Gioscia si concentra sullâestetica ingannevole del consumismo di massa. Nel realizzare al MACRO un nuovo esemplare della serie Giant Decollage, l'artista sovrappone sulle pareti carte da parati da lei selezionate e poi, con unâazione repentina, le strappa e le distrugge, riproponendo visivamente lâapproccio consumistico - compulsivo e vorace -, legato allâacquisto e allâimmediato logoramento degli oggetti.
from 2013-10-18 to 2014-02-09
Organised to mark the 2000th anniversary of his death on 19 August 14 AD, the exhibition presents the stages in the dazzling personal story of Augustus in parallel with the birth of a new historical era. The adopted son and great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus was a man endowed with exceptional charisma and political acumen. He succeeded, where even Caesar had failed, in putting an end to decades of bloody internecine strife that had worn the Roman Republic down to the bone, and in inaugurating a new political season: the Empire.
His reign, which lasted over forty years, was the longest in Roman history and the Empire achieved its moment of greatest expansion, covering the whole of the Mediterranean basin from Spain to Turkey, the Maghreb, Greece and Germany.
The end of the civil wars was skillfully peddled as an era of peace, prosperity and abundance: it was then that Rome saw the development of such crucial concepts as pax, pietas and concordia, sung by poets of the calibre of Virgil and Horace, and debated by the intellectuals and thinkers who met in the so-called circle of Maecenas.
The exhibition in the Scuderie del Quirinale, with a selection of approximately 200 exhibits of the highest artistic quality, offers visitors the opportunity to track the life and career of the princeps in parallel with the development of a new artistic culture and vocabulary that is still today the very foundation stone of Western civilisation.
The visual pivot of the exhibition comprises the celebrated statues of Augustus, brought together here for the very first time: Augustus as Pontifex Maximus from Via Labicana, now in the Museo Nazionale Romano, and the Augustus of Prima Porta from the Vatican Museums. This latter sculpture is set alongside its classical model, the famous Doryphoros from the Museo Archeologico in Naples, the standard par excellence of sculptural perfection in the Classical era. Visitors will also be able to admire part of the bronze equestrian statue of the emperor found at the bottom of the Aegean sea, loaned by Athens and on display in Italy for the very first time. While the splendid bronze portrait now in the British Museum comes from Meroë (Nubia, Egypt).
Evoking the flowering of a golden age, the so-called Grimani bas-reliefs depicting wild animals suckling their young are outstanding for their importance and their beauty, and they have been brought together exceptionally for this exhibition from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the Museo di Palestrina. Also of outstanding importance is the group of the Niobids, an original Greek sculpture from a temple front which was set up in the Horti Sallustiani in Rome under Augustus and which has been reconstructed here by setting the two statues from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen alongside the statue of an injured girl from the Museo Nazionale Romano.
The sculptural groups, expressing the new Classicism, are matched by such dazzling examples of decorative art as a large selection of pieces of silver from the treasure of Boscoreale, exceptionally loaned by the Louvre in Paris, and by such masterly representations of power in images of the ancient world as a set of extremely precious cameos from London, Vienna and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, that were used by members of the imperial family as personal gifts.
The exhibition winds up with an unprecedented reconstruction of eleven bas-reliefs, now split between Spain and Hungary, from a public building originally erected in Campania to commemorate Augustus after his death, telling to great effect the story of a naval clash at the battle of Actium in 31 B.C. which put an end to the civil war between Octavian and Mark Anthony and paved the way for the princeps' ultimate triumph.
L'esposizione, realizzata in collaborazione con Alinari Sole24Ore, presenta al pubblico una splendida selezione di immagini tratte dal ricco patrimonio iconografico raccolto nell’Archivio Storico Fotografico di Eur Spa.
Scorci, panoramiche, notturni: vedute inedite dell’evoluzione di un quartiere che rappresenta ancora oggi un modello urbanistico e architettonico imitato ed ammirato in tutto il mondo, riprodotte in oltre 30 scatti rigorosamente in bianco e nero, datati fra il 1938 e il 1960, selezionati a cura della direzione Comunicazione e Rapporti Istituzionali.
Nell’ambito della riqualificazione e rivalutazione degli ambienti dei suoi palazzi storici, all’interno del Palazzo delle Scienze - che già ospita il Museo dell’Alto Medio Evo - EUR SpA con questa mostra ha realizzato negli spazi della cosiddetta “Manica Lunga” un allestimento permanente con stampe attraverso cui è illustrato l’intero periodo della realizzazione del quartiere Eur, selezionate fra 3000 immagini già restaurate e catalogate da Alinari 24ORE di Firenze, che ne gestisce anche la fruizione on-line (www.alinariarchives.it), dal fondo che conta oltre 16.000 supporti fotografici fra lastre, pellicole e diapositive.
In questo modo EUR SpA mette a disposizione di studiosi, studenti e professionisti un importante spaccato storico, che al di là del periodo a lungo relegato solo nei libri scolastici, documenta dal punto di vista sociale e antropologico oltre che architettonico la sofferta crescita del “pentagono” romano, innestandola nella più vasta storia di Roma.
from 2009-04-30 to 2015-04-30
The Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition in Rome – The genius and his inventions – celebrates the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci by presenting about fifty full scale machines: flying machines, like the precursor to the parachute, a bicycle, a hydraulic saw, and many other inventions. They are all fully operational and they can be touched and set them in motion, to grant a deep interactive experience of understanding the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
The machines are grouped into 5 sections. The four elements of nature - water, air, earth and fire and the mechanism section, which includes all those basic machines, with different possibility of application, like the conversion of motion or the endless screw. One of the most interesting project is the Armoured Tank, for the first time in Rome in life size: it weights two tons, and about six metres in diameter, and three metres high.
The Exhibition is inside the historical Palazzo della Cancelleria (Piazza della Cancelleria next to Piazza Campo de’ Fiori) in Rome.
Notes: The exhibition wants to record Leonardo da Vinci’s genius, as an inventor and an engineer, through the display of models interpreting his original projects. The machines on display cover the most various fields, from flying machines to war ones, from mechanical devices to civil engineering. The exhibition shows about 50 machine models by Leonardo, reproductions from Leonardo’s drawing included in the various Codes (Atlantico, Hammer, Trivulziano, Arundel, Madrid, etc.) and reconstructed by very skilled craftsmen under experienced engineers’ supervision.
Connections: Subway A – stop: Flaminio Bus 490, 495 Tram 225