Archive for category: Contemporary Art in Rome

LOVE. Contemporary Art meets Love – Chiostro del Bramante

19 Nov
November 19, 2016

“LOVE. Contemporary Art meets Love” is the title of the exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante from September 29th, 2016 till February 19th, 2017. An exhibition which add to the great names of contemporary art history, the chance to take pictures, “tag” with the hashtag #chiostrolove, and follow the thematic routes with audio guide (included in the ticket price) for adults and children. Peculiarities are the wall of love, where you can leave messages and thoughts, and the kissing point, where you can stop and take a kissing selfie.


Among the artists, there are some of the most famous exponents of Pop Art, such as Robert Indiana with his sculptural poems LOVE, which are also the logo of the exhibition; Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Gilbert & George, Francesco Vezzoli, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Francesco Clemente – star of our Transavantgarde – and Yayoi Kusama whose installation is absolutely amazing: Infinity Mirrored room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, where in a game of mirrors and lights you find yourself completely involved in the work of art itself.


An exhibition not to be missed in one of the most charming exhibition spaces of Rome.


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text & ph. Mary Di Giamberardino

translation Eugenia Milioto


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