Archive for month: December, 2015

ACCENNI / ALLUSIONS – Emma Wieslander – Room #2

28 Dec
December 28, 2015



Emma Wieslander is a Swedish artist based in the UK and Sweden. Exhibitions include On Landscape # 1 at Guest Projects, London (2014), Distracted and Bewildered, Galleri Pictura, Sweden (2013), Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania (2012), GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art, London (2010), Women in Art Photography, Taschen Gallery, London (2010), and deep-north – transmediale 09, Berlin (2009). Her work is included in the collection of Yinka Shonibare and has been published in BON Magazine, Photomonitor, deep north-transmediale 09 and The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography. Recent awards include the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award (2014), SWEA London Culture Grant (2014) and Culturefund for Sweden and Finland (2013).



2005 – 2007 Royal College of Art, MA in Fine Art Photography, London, UK

2001 – 2004 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Ba Photography, Rochester, UK


Selected Exhibitions / Screenings

2015 Mijn Vlakke Land (My Flat Country), Foto Museum Antwerp, Belgium

2015 Turtle Salon in the Project Rooms, Screening hosted by the Artist Colony, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2015 On Landscape #2, in collaboration with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor, Matèria Gallery, Rome

2014  Turtle Salon in the Forest, Screening hosted by the Artist Colony, Duved, Sweden

2014 The Sunrises, Obsolete Studios Summer Artist Residency Exhibition (solo), The Old Lookout, Broadstairs, UK

2014 On Landscape #1, in collaboration with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor,  Guest Project Space, London, UK

2013 Distracted & Bewildered, exhibition with Sara Bjarland, Galleri Pictura, Lund, Sweden

2013 Cool Stories III, screening, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, USA

2012 Breathe in Photography, Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania

2012 Artists in Residence Exhibition, Galeri Miz, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Cool Stories III, Artport_making waves, touring screening program, screenings include Film Society of Lincoln Centre, NY, Swiss Architecture Museum, Switzerland

2011 New Work, The Photo Gallery (solo), Bristol, UK

2010 Women in Art Photography, curated by Humble Arts Foundation, Taschen, London, UK

2010 Landscape, The Photo Gallery, Bristol, Uk

2010 God is in the Details, Primo Alonso, London, UK

2010 Nowhere In Peculiar, Five Hundred Dollars, London, Uk

2010 Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie Hartmann, Essen, Germany

2010 AA2A, The Camberwell Space, London, UK

2009 Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2009 Internationale Fotografier II: into LANDSCAPE, Galerie Hartmann, Vienna, Austria

2009 Orange for Autumn, Lorem Ipsum Gallery for Horne and Harvey (solo), London, UK

2009 NOW, Phillips de Pury, London, UK

2009 Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie Hartmann, Essen, Germany

2009 Humble Arts Foundation, Online Solo-show,

2009 transmediale 09 – deep  north, Berlin, Germany

2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam, screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Wirklichkeit ist immer anders, Galerie Hartmann, Vienna, Austria

2008 transmediale 09 – deep north, preview screening, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2009 Aurora, screening, Norwich, UK

2008 The Museum of Snow, Gallerie Hartmann (solo), Vienna, Austria

2008 A Field of Study, exhibition together with Johanna Laitanen, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki

2008 Right Here, Lorem Ipsum Gallery, London, UK

2008 Anticipation, curated by Catriona Warren & Kay Saatchi, Ultralounge Gallery, London, UK

2008 “00 Nature, Comment Art, London. UK

2008 Where Did You Go, Lorem Ipsum Gallery, London

2008 Work Of Friends We Like Vol.II, screening, Plan B Projects, Amsterdam

2007 Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2007 Circles and Loops, House Gallery, London, UK

2007 Kinoskipos, screening, Hadspends Gardens, UK

2007 The Great Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2007 Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Prix Leica, Paris

2006 Could be about Landscape, KunstKlub, Berlin, Germany

2006 Interventions/Speculations, The Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Film 9, screening, Arbetets Museum, Norrköping, Sweden

2006 Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2004 Impressions of Humanity, Pargas, Finland

2003 Human Nature, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK

2003 Changing Room, Spitalfields Market, London, UK


Grants / Residencies

2015 Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, Travel Grant, Sweden

2014 Obsolete Studios Summer Artist Residency at the Old Lookout, Broadstairs, UK

2014 The Arts Council England, grant for the project and exhibition On Landscape #1, UK

2014 SWEA London, Culture grant, London, UK

2013 Bergskraft, Artist residency, Kopparberg, Sweden

2013 Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, grant for the exhibition Distracted and Bewildered

2012 Galeri Miz, Artist residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 AA2A Artist residency, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2006 Nominated for the Helen Chadwick Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Critique of the Alps, exchange L’Ecole, Lausanne, Switzerland

2006 Make Poverty History, commission, London-Mozambique

2002/2005 Centre de Sculpture, Artist Residency, Montolieu, France



On Landscape Project

Project together with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor exploring representations of landscape. The first exhibition by On Landscape Project took place throughout March 2014 at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London, generously funded by the Arts Council of England. Work in the show included Urban Vistas by Minna Kantonen, Wish You Were Here by Emma Wieslander, Constructed Landscapes by Dafna Talmor and a site-specific installation by invited artist Minna Pöllänen.


The Artist Colony

The Artist Colony is a place for artists to come together. With no requirement of  ‘producing’ a group of artists meet to talk about art and explore subjects located outside of the trajectory of their own practice. The group meets once per year in different locations.


Artist Lectures

University of East London, London, UK / University of the Arts, Camberwell, London, UK / London College of Communication, London, UK / Southhampton Solent University, Broadstairs, UK / Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre, Lund Sweden / University for Architecture, Lund, Sweden / University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK / Amersham & Wycombe College, London, UK



BURNT. Venice/Rome ( Wish you were here) - Digital C-Print 2015

BURNT. Venice/Rome ( Wish you were here) – Digital C-Print 2015


UNTITLED 4 ( Wish you were here) - Pigment Print 2010

UNTITLED 4 ( Wish you were here) – Pigment Print 2010

Wish You Were Here In Wish You Were Here, the focus is whether it is possible to construct a vastness within the confined space of the studio. The images in this series are built upon the idea of a faltering illusion. If the illusion works at all, it quickly falls apart when inspected closely. The means used for the construction confirms the flaw: a dirty floor, skirting board, and a cord with light bulbs with varying colours and light temperatures. As the images were shot, the actual sun set and the studio gradually darkened, resulting in two parallel sunsets within each image, where the real and the constructed collide. This duality is somewhat an attempt to reflect the spatial experience of the actual moment, enabling the possibility to transport or extend that same space into a space of desire or longing.

Burnt (Rome/Venice)

“In Burnt, Wieslander has used a magnifying glass and sunlight to burn the sun out of a series of sunset photographs. The centre of each image becomes a blind spot, a void. The charred edges of the holes are resolutely anti-illusionary while maintaining a romantic charge. As in the light bulb images, the means of production are clumsy, almost absurd, yet the results are elemental. It is difficult to look at the glow of these impossible, doctored suns without feeling their warmth and power.”

Lucy Soutter


Studio Pivot – Art Hunting and Counseling

13 Dec
December 13, 2015


Studio PivotArt Hunting and Counseling takes an alternative approach to exhibiting and marketing art, curating a programme of exhibitions, cultural events and initiatives in unconventional spaces across Rome.

From its inception in 2012, the association has promoted and supported young contemporary artists, reviving public interest in contemporary art in the process.

Inspired by the French ‘pivot’, meaning hinge, the Studio places an emphasis on the collaborative steps that make up artistic projects. Founded by four specialists from the fields of art history, writing, architecture, and events administration, Studio Pivot offers a strong commitment to art in Italy’s capital city.

Vittoria de Petra, Elisa Gavotti Basilj e Beatrice Roccetti Campagnoli con sfondo un'opera dell'artista Chiara Lupi

Vittoria de Petra, Elisa Gavotti Basilj e Beatrice Roccetti Campagnoli con sfondo un’opera dell’artista Chiara Lupi


Vittoria de Petra, Flavia Lo Chiatto

Vittoria de Petra, Flavia Lo Chiatto


Proud to be partner of Studio Pivot




GNAM, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

11 Dec
December 11, 2015
GNAM Cavallo al trotto, Edgar Degas by Nicolas Vadilonga source Flickr

GNAM Cavallo al trotto, Edgar Degas by Nicolas Vadilonga source Flickr


The GNAM, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, was created to contain and display all the works collected in the Exhibition Palace after the Exhibition of Fine Arts in Rome in 1883. Only since a few years Italy was one unitary state and so there was the need to tell of  this new era through art, unifying all the so-called Regional Schools, to be finally an Art of the State.


In 1911, with the occasion of the International Exhibition in Rome, the current building of Valle Giulia was built, and entrusted to the Roman architect Cesare Bazzani. There were various extensions throughout the years, to keep up with the increase in collections for decades. GNAM is currently one of the most important and extensive collections of contemporary art in Italy, with about 4,000 works of painting and sculpture and more than 10,000 drawings and prints displayed in the 55 exhibition halls. Mostly italian artists but also famous interetional ones, such us Van Gogh, Pollock, Picasso, Mondrian and may other impressionists.


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MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo

10 Dec
December 10, 2015
MAXXI Museum  Ph.  by Wojtek Gurak  Source Flickr

MAXXI Museum Ph. by Wojtek Gurak Source Flickr


The latest among the Roman museums (designed and realized by the famous British/Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid) an architectural eye-catcher built on a former barracks. It is very close to the Auditorium designed by Renzo Piano, the Olympic Village and the Palazzetto dello Sport.

The Maxxi is dedicated to contemporary creativity and consists of two museums: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture. The permanent collections of these two museums grow through direct acquisitions, as well as through commissions, thematic competitions, awards for young artists, donations and permanent loans. Settled in the Flaminio district, the museum is easily accessible by tram from Piazza del Popolo.

Where: Via Guido Reni, 4A  00198 Roma

MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

10 Dec
December 10, 2015
MACRO Testaccio. Ph. by Chris Bentley,source Flickr

MACRO Testaccio. Ph. by Chris Bentley,source Flickr


The project of MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, began in the late nineteenth century as a Municipal Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, established by the City of Rome as a result of the many acquisitions of works of Fine Arts Exposition of 1883. It is located in the Nomentano district.

Over the years it has changed many locations, with the consequent transfer of the works, which, at first dispersed, were later gathered and reordered to its present location in the former Peroni factory, made available by the City of Rome as the seat of the Museum.

The expansion of the museum was then entrusted to the French architect Odile Decq in 2001, and the following year two pavilions of the former slaughterhouse in Testaccio were used as a branch office – the MACRO Future or MACRO Testaccio – The reopening final took place in 2010.

The collection of Macro counts about 600 works by Italian artists from the second half of the twentieth century, and that includes artistic movements as Group Form 1, Arte Povera, School of People’s Square, to the latest generation, through the Trans up to Luigi Alders and Piero Pizzi Cannella.

Where: Via Nizza, 136  00198 Roma


Toulouse Lautrec in Rome

06 Dec
December 6, 2015

3 December 2015 – 3 May 2016

Touslouse Lautrec by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr

Touslouse Lautrec by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr

The exhibition at Ara Pacis in Rome “Toulouse Lautrec” celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of this great French artist. Related to Impressionism and its components, he is closer to reality in the following years, those of Post-Impressionism, he is an outsider like Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Munch and others of the same era. Very popular illustrator, Lautrec can be considered one of the inventors of the modern concept of Poster, which was elaborated by him with a personal style, thanks to the influence of the avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and the Japanese prints of Ukiyo-e. Attentive observer of Parisian life, he portrayed in his works stand-up comedians, dancers of the Moulin Rouge, and all the other protagonists of the Belle Epoque, which was actually the modern society.


His works, paintings and graphics canbe enjoyed from 3 Dicembe 2015 al May 3, 2016 at the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016

06 Dec
December 6, 2015
Rione Ponte by Christian Cristiani

Rione Ponte by Christian Cristiani

December 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

III Sunday of Advent

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the Cathedrals of the world.


January 2016 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

World Day for Peace.

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.


Tuesday, January 19, – Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jubilee for the clergy, religious and lay faithful working in Sanctuaries and Shrines.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.


“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


February 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Day for Consecrated Life

Jubilee for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Sending forth of the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Jubilee for the Roman Curia

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


March 2016

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016

“24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica on the afternoon of Friday, March 4.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday

The diocesan day for youth in Rome.


“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.



April 2016

 Sunday, April 3, 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday

Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

V Sunday of Easter

Jubilee for young boys and girls (ages 13 – 16)

To profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy.

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


May 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Italy

Jubilee for deacons.


June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jubilee for priests.

160 years since the introduction of the Feast by Pius IX in 1856.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

XI Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities.

“Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.


July 2016

Tuesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 31, 2016

To conclude on the XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for young people.

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.


September 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

XXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – September

Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy


Sunday, September 25, 2016

XXVI Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jubilee for catechists


October 2016 

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday and Sunday after the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Marian Jubilee


November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Solemnity of All Saints

Holy Mass celebrated by the Holy Father in memory of the faithful departed.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

XXXII Sunday of Ordinary Time

In St. Peters Basilica, the Jubilee for prisoners.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time


Closing of the Holy Doors in the Basilicas of Rome and in the Dioceses of the world.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe


Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy. 




Dicembre 2015

Balthus at Scuderie del Quirinale

03 Dec
December 3, 2015

From October 24, 2015  to  January 31, 2016 

Ph by rocor (Flickr)Thérese, 1938. Oil on cardboard mounted on wood

Ph by rocor (Flickr)Thérese, 1938. Oil on cardboard mounted on wood

With a large monographic exhibition, Rome celebrates Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus, fifteen years after his death. He was one of the most original and enigmatic masters of the twentieth century, whose relationship with the eternal City was decisive for the orientation of his art.

About two hundred works including paintings, drawings and photographs from major European and American museums, in addition to prestigious private collections. At Scuderie del Quirinale a retrospective organized around the most famous works, while at Villa Medici an exhibition which, through the works in his stay in Rome, shows the method and the creative process “Balthus”: the practice of working in the atelier, the use of models, techniques and the use of the photograph.


Scuderie del Quirinale

Villa Medici

ACCENNI / ALLUSIONS – Mario Rossi – Library

01 Dec
December 1, 2015



I was born in Naples (ItalyNaples) and now I live in Rome  the city  that I set off from  and the city I go back to. I’m involved in photography since the late seventies years gradually supporting the need for deeper search for a language to identify with.

My point of view is influenced by my painterly vision of a place, which I transform into a photograph. This interpretation derives from my personal study of the modern tradition of the abstract-figurative “-isms” typical of the early twentieth-century avant-garde movements in the arts.

Geometry is certainly an important aspect of my research.

“Forms and trace elements are repeated with an attention to mathematics and music.The composition is arranged in a pattern that produces harmony and refers to a symphonic score of lights and figures interspersed with fragments of stories surprised from analytical look and similar to choreographies”. (S.Petronici)

I have exhibited in several galleries in Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence, Lecce, Naples, Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia and Berlin.

The artwork Travellers # 1 is present in the collections of the Philadelphia University of the Arts and of the France Public Library.

Mario Rossi "Travelers"

Mario Rossi “Travelers”


Main solo exhibitions

Evidence of shape, Officine Fotografiche, Rome, 2001; 

Museografie, International Festival of Rome, Acta International gallery, Rome, 2006;

Walking, Gallerati gallery, Rome, 2007;

Flussi Geometrici, Complesso di Vicolo Valdina, Camera dei Deputati, curated by Loris Schermi, Rome, 2014.

Main group exhibitions

Boundary areas, PrimoPianoLivinGallery, Lecce, 2008;

Fuori3, Gallerati gallery, Rome, 2008;

Expectations NY, The Invisible Dog, New York, 2010;

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2011;

Intimate space/Urban space, BiBox Artspace, Biella, 2012;

Prix de la Découverte, Salon de la Photo, Paris, 2013;

The Photo Review, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2013;

Heist launch, Heist gallery, London, 2014;

Best shots Exhibition Tour, UK, 2014;

Out of norm, Werkkunst gallery, Berlino, 2015;

START Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2015, with Studio Pivot

Main Awards

Honorable mention at the FNAC Attention Talent Photo for the work Evidence of shape, 2006;

selected author for competitions Premio Celeste and Celeste Prize International, Italy, 2009;

Swimming pool, selected artwork for the project Jpeggy, sponsored by AMACI and Telecom Italy, 2009;

overall winner in the category Photography and Digital Graphics in the 2010 edition of the Premio Celeste Italy;

finalist at the second edition of Donkey Art Prize, 2012;

winner at XVI International Art Award Massenzio, Roma, 2013;

winner at The Best Shots International UK, Richmond, 2013;

finalist at the International Fine Art Award at The Gran Prix de la Decouverte, Paris, 2013;

third place winner at The Photo Pholio Review, Philadelphia, 2013; 

honorable mention at Mifa I, Moscow, 2014.


Lounge Mario Rossi

Lounge  with Mario Rossi Artworks


Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #3 2015

Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #3 2015


Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #6 2015

Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #6 2015


Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #2 2015

Mario Rossi Expò mirrors #2 2015


Cured by Studio Pivot