ROMA – The Road to Contemporary Art


May 21, 2010

27 – 30 May 2010

MACRO Testaccio
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4

Thursday – Saturday 4pm – midnignt
Sunday 11am – 8pm

In 2010 Rome becomes the focal point of interest for professionals and contemporary art lovers during a week of exciting international events. The preview presentation of the new spaces of MACRO and the opening of MAXXI provide the most anticipated events during that period.

From May 27 – 30, Roma – The Road to Contemporary Art presents its third edition.

THE FAIR – ROMA – The Road to Contemporary Art opens the spring season dedicated to contemporary art, and presents 67 national and international galleries to offer visitors the unique opportunity to see and buy art works by some of the most established artists or from the most interesting new and emerging artists of the global artistic panorama.

A new and single venue hosts the Fair at MACRO Testaccio; the Fair is installed in the two pavilions of MACRO Future and in the amazing and recently restored Padiglione della Pelanda.

The ample outdoor areas in front of the Pavilions host large format art works, a bar, a restaurant and a lounge, as well as a platform dedicated to events and performances.

ROMA will be open every day from 4 pm to midnight, Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.

AT THE FAIR - a rich program of events, starred chef’s dinners, guided tours, meetings, conversations, presentations, artistic and musical performances, concerts, dj-sets, video projections, animate daily the Fair grounds at Macro Testaccio.

Between the various initiatives: Verba manent, exclusive visits to the Fair with important and well known personalities such as Alessandro Haber, Fausto Bertinotti, Nicola Spinosa, Piero Maccarinelli, Daniela Ferretti, Massimiliano Tonelli, Ermete Reallacci, Massimo Bottura; an unusual way to introduce the public to the fascinating language of contemporary art.

Eat with art, in the vip lounge at the Fair 4 prestigious female culinary artists and starred chefs such as Aurora Mazzucchelli, Rosanna Marziale, Nadia Moroni, Cristina Bowerman will realize a unique and exclusive gastronomic experience.

4 magazines x 4 parties: from Wednesday to Saturday, h. 11 pm to 2 am, four events of art, video, photo, music and live performances curated by Bang Art Magazine, Insideart, DROME Magazine and Fefè.

Displaying /Displaced, features Video, Sound Art Performances and concerts by internationally renowned artists. Furthermore interviews with artists, dealers and collectors, and the various Fair events, will be broadcast by Roma.Radio.Art.Fair, the first web radio created by a Fair.

AROUND THE FAIR - The Fair coordinates a program of exhibitions and events. The Complex of Santo Spirito in Sassia will host three exhibitions: Cose Mai Viste (Things you have never seen), curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, presents the art works of 5 important and never seen private collections: Berlingieri, Dalle Nogare, Di Maggio, La Gaia, Morra Greco. Accademia delle Accademie, curated by Shara Wasserman, will feature works by the fellows in visual arts from the foreign Academies and Cultural Institutes in Rome. Finally, Spirito, curated by Valentina Ciarallo and Pier Paolo Pancotto, features a site specific light installation by Mat Collishaw (an evening visit is recommended).

At the Casa dell’Architettura-Acquario Romano, Piazza d’Arte, curated by Eduardo Cicelyn, presents twenty photographs by Peppe Avallone to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the installations created for Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples.

A new and interesting initiative is Academies’ Feast, a project developed in cooperation with 9 of the more prominent foreign Academies and Cultural Institutes in Rome, and which will open on May 25th. The exhibitions of international artists from different countries, installed in the Academies or in other locations around the city, represent an authentic journey through the most recent artistic production in different parts of the world.

The GUIDE, complete with all the events, can be downloaded from the website.

ROMA – The Road to Contemporary Art is an event promoted by the Municipality of Rome, Cultural Policies and Communication Department and by the Chamber of Commerce of Roma.