DICIANNOVESIMA GIORNATA DEL CONTEMPORANEO
7 October 2023
On Saturday 7 October 2023, the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome takes part in the 19th Giornata del Contemporaneo (Contemporary Art Day), a major event organized by AMACI, the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, with the support of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, and the collaboration of the Directorate-General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The museum will offer visitors a variegated and multidisciplinary programme of exhibitions, ranging from visual arts to music, architecture to graphic design, including works by Italian and international artists from different generations. At 5.30 pm there will be a double free guided tour (by reservation only), for adults and children.
Among the exhibitions in progress, Depth of field creates an imaginative setting for the “paper” architecture of the architect and artist Alexander Brodsky, in an installation that brings together works from the 1990s to the present. Barrikadenwetter. Image Acts of Insurrection, curated by Arsenale Institute, Venice, explores the concept and imagery of the barricade from its late-Renaissance origins to our time. Hear Alvin Here retraces over 40 years of musical research conducted by Alvin Curran, also narrating his relationship with the city of Rome, in a new sound work. The graphic design studio Experimental Jetset presents an installation on the “Italian sphere” based on two different signs, created by Michelangelo Antonioni and Enzo Mari. Vicolo della Penitenza 11/A, curated by Janice Guy, presents works by Michel Auder, Sarah Charlesworth, DW Fitzpatrick, Gary Hume, On Kawara, Julian Lethbridge, Sarah Lucas, Reinhard Mucha, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Meyer Vaisman, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West and Christopher Wool, created in the context of The Rome Studio, a residency organized in Rome from 1989 to 1991. With The Bidet and the Jar Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel continue their experimental forays into the creation of ceramic artworks. Retrofuture. Notes for a Collection features pieces by artists of the new generation of Italian art: Federico Antonini, Riccardo Benassi, Monia Ben Hamouda, Ruth Beraha, Carola Bonfili, Costanza Candeloro, Ludovica Carbotta, Beatrice Celli, Giulia Cenci, Alessandro Cicoria, Gianluca Concialdi, Giulia Crispiani, Giorgio Di Noto, Roberto Fassone, Irene Fenara, Giorgia Garzilli, Diego Gualadris, Lorenza Longhi, Eleonora Luccarini, Beatrice Marchi, Diego Marcon, Jim C. Nedd, Francis Offman, Parasite 2.0, Francesco Pedraglio, Margherita Raso, Real Madrid, SAGG NAPOLI, Davide Stucchi and Ilaria Vinci.
The Contemporary Art Day concludes at MACRO with a special event that regenerates the physicality of film and cinema, with 16MM RUN, an experimental cinema series produced in collaboration with Villa Lontana, offering screenings of feature-length and short films in the original 16mm format.
At 7 pm in the museum’s screening room, visitors can enjoy a series of short films by Mario Schifano (Khoms, Libya 1934) and Harry Smith (Portland, Oregon 1923), for a face-off between two outstanding protagonists of the experimental art scene in the 20th century: Mirror Animations (1979), Late Superimpositions (1964) by Smith, and Reflex (1964), Ferreri (second half of the 1970s) and Souvenir (1967) by Schifano.
Exhibitions on view: from 10 am to 7 pm
Screening: 7 pm
Free of charge.
For info and guided visit reservations write to email@example.com
The exhibitions and events are supported by the Department of Culture of Roma Capitale and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo.
In collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale.
LA GIORNATA DEL CONTEMPORANEO is a major annual event organized by AMACI – Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, involving museums, foundations, public and private institutions, galleries, studios and artists’ spaces, to narrate the vitality of contemporary art in our country by revealing – forcefully, on one single day – the network of players and entities that sustains contemporary culture throughout the year, in Italy and abroad. The initiative is supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.