Contemporary art in Rome
God is just another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He does not have a true style: he does nothing but try different things.
The term contemporary art is refers to what has been painted, sculpted, created, after the post-modern period to this day. As with literature, contemporary art is orphaned by the past, but also the daughter of ancient Greece, Renaissance, and the movements of the eighteenth century. It is the construction and destruction of all that preceded it, the affirmation of the true and the false, the contradiction of itself. Transforming it into another, adapting to the speed, the atrocities, the disintegration of the individual and collective son of modern times. Contemporary art tells us by surprise, by default, by provocation, but by mistake the weird and crazy times we are experiencing. There was a ruthless, deformed and deforming mirror of our reality.
In Rome, ancient and modern, sacred and profane, contradictory city by definition there is a path between places where contemporary art is celebrated, shown and lived.
MACRO- Museum of Contemporary Art
The MACRO of Via Nizza is located in the Salario-Nomentano Roman district and is part of the complex that until 1971 the Company Birra Peroni used for its production activities. The MACRO hosts exhibitions of foreign and emerging artists in its exhibition spaces, marking the pace with the new trends of the contemporary scene. MACRO has a continuous and varied schedule of appointments - including book presentations, lectures, conferences and screenings - suitable for a heterogeneous audience of every generation, including 2.0. The property features the signature of Odile Decq and extends over an exhibition area of almost 4,350 square meters, plus the areas dedicated to services and the public: the large terrace, the conference room, the bookshop, the restaurant, the bar, Parking and the didactic area. Until October 1, 2017 will host the Cross the Streets exhibition dedicated to street art and writing, celebrating the most important artists that have marked the fundamental stages of this movement at the international and local level.
MAXXI- National Museum of the Arts of the 21st Century
MAXXI is the first national institution devoted to contemporary creativity. Its irregular spaces were designed by the visionary and unforgettable Zaha Hadid and extending up to 27,000 sq. M. MAXXI is the place of excellence in contemporary art in Rome, with so many permanent collection works ranging from balance studies, form, materials, light to exhibitions that require the activation of the five senses. MAXXI is a laboratory for experimentation and cultural innovation, study, research and production of aesthetic content of our time.
GNAM - National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
The building, consisting of 55 halls, houses the largest collection of contemporary Italian art, with over 4400 works of painting and sculpture and about 13,000 drawings and prints of artists - mostly Italian - of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In October 2016, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art wrote a new chapter in its history, completing the extensive process of transformation, reorganization and re-arrangement with the restitution to the public of completely renovated spaces and the deep re-reading of its collections . The National Gallery is nowadays a place of discovery, open to research and contemplation and space for reflection on languages, exhibitions and the role of the contemporary museum.
MACRO Testaccio is located in the nineteenth-century complex of the ex-Mattatoio, in an area of the city is increasingly characterized by the richness of cultural events and artistic events. Nearby are the Faculty of Architecture, Pelanda, the new neighborhood market and the City of the Other Economics. The original pavilions that characterize the entire architectural complex, built between 1888 and 1891 by Gioacchino Ersoch, witness the passage from classicism to modernity and constitute an important historical example of monumental and rational industrial architecture at the end of the century. The Testaccio Macro gives space to exhibitions and events featuring some of the most important international and national artistic expressions, from the RomaEuropa Festival to the Honetschläger exhibition, to the Arf! Festival.