The Santa Rita room dedicated to culture
A public notice issued by the Municipality of Rome invites public and private stakeholders working in the field of culture and promoting arts to organize cultural events in the Santa Rita room and to submit related projects.
The projects, which have to be submitted within November the 30th, shall be implemented before December the 31st 2016 and shall be flexible, according to the planning needs. It is important to notice that applications must be submitted at least 25 days before the chosen execution date.
The room Santa Rita is a baroque church, nowadays deconsecrated, with an octagonal shape which was renovated according to the project by architect Carlo Fontana around 1650. The church is today a multi-functional creative space dedicated to contemporary arts . The elliptical structure provides an impressive and cozy scenario, where projects crossing different contemporary artistic languages are realized: exhibitions, performances, meetings, readings, installations, concerts, recitals, projections.
So far works of great artists have been exhibited here, for example: Robert Capa, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Tommaso Le Pera, Roberto Capucci, Bartolomeo and Achille Pinelli, Antoine Jean Baptiste Thomas, Emanuele Luzzati, Altan, Pablo Echaurren, Federico Garolla, Maria Signorelli, illustrators such as Mojmir Ježec, Michelangelo Pace and young artists and photographers like Martux_M, Riccardo Venturi, Massimiliano Verdino, Lorenzo Vitturi, Piero Mottola, PierPaolo Verdecchi, Danele Vita, Giorgio De Finis, Maurizio Ribichini, Davide Reviati, Stefano Misesti.
Cultural activities take place in a wide octagonal room located on the ground floor, preceded by a tiny hall on whose side there are two rectangular compartments. In this room the 2004, 2005 and 2006 edition of the Festival delle Fotografie (Photographs Festival) was hosted, with the exhibitions: "I Tulkus del Tibet" by Martine Franck , "Original Malati" and "Vocazione Reporter" by Mario Dondero.
The pictures shown in the room are often accompanied by sounds, projections, words and readings by great artists or experts in culture. In this sense the performances by the following artists are worthy of attention: Ottavia Piccolo, Bruno Cagli, Omero Antonutti, Daniela Giordano, Gabriele Lavia, Magda Mercatali, Ascanio Celestini, Giampiero Bianchi, Ugo De Vita, Fabio Isman, Giancarlo Dotto, Oliviero Beha, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Massimo Rinaldi, Erri De Luca, Valerio Magrelli, Gabriella Sica, Valentino Zeichen.
The room, which can host up to a maximum of 80 people, was inaugurated in February 2004 at the city centre, after an accurate renovation, and was designed to be one of the best locations for cultural and institutional events.