The hidden contemporary art
When thinking about modern and contemporary art, we imagine Rome and its art museums. However there is a reality made of facilities offering extraordinary surprises as works of great value, set in historic places of great cultural value.
CIAC: International Center for Contemporary Art in Gennazzano
CIAC is a museum and experimental art center. An exhibition space where in the late 70s various exhibitions and cultural events of high artistic profile have been set. CIAC is an experimental art center where exhibitions and cultural activities interact, related to the history and the curriculum of the museum and its imposing and spectacular Castle Colonna di Genazzano. The environment has been exploited to achieve an adequate path to host exhibition halls and some of these spaces have been reserved for theater performances, conference hall, public library, according to the historical vocation of the castle to use the site for diverse cultural activities.
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Anticoli Corrado
The Civic Museum of Modern Art of Anticoli Corrado is located in the two floors of the building donated by Prince Marcantonio Brancaccio to the City, including the area of the ancient castle transformed into a baronial building. In 1800, when the intellectuals in Europe discovered the Italian wonders, the village of Anticoli Corrado was one of the most interesting surprises. Between the 20s and the 30s a large group of artists living in Anticoli Corrado decided to thank the village for its welcome by donating to the City and artwork made in the village. In 1935 the first art collection of the Museum of Modern Art was gathered. It was then over time to achieve the current 700 pieces including drawings, paintings, sculptures and prints.
The Olive Oil Museum in Castelnuovo di Farfa
The Olive Oil Museum of Sabina Castelnuovo di Farfa is located in Sabina and precisely in the XVI century Palazzo Perelli. The museum combines both past and present: five international artists (Alik Cavaliere, Maria Lai, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Ille Strazza and Gianandrea Gazzola) have accepted the challenge to create artworks based on the theme of olive oil. Among the works created in a mysterious cave of the building, there is "The rolling olive tree" by Hidetoshi Nagasawa, in a place out of time and space. Maria Lai, with five keywords corresponding to particular components of the olive tree life, triggers a mechanism that generates a tiny oil flow that, through the centuries, come to a crux as a symbol of the birth of the world.