8 October 2022

On Saturday 8 October MACRO will take part in the 18th edition of the Giornata del Contemporaneo, the great event promoted by AMACI – Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums) and realised with the support of the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, and the collaboration of the General Directorate for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


For this edition, which takes place again in October, and with the aim of recounting the reborn vitality of contemporary art in our country, MACRO invites visitors to immerse themselves in the exhibition dedicated to one of the most representative artists of the recent Italian scene, Diego Perrone. Pendio piovoso frusta la lingua (29 September 2022 – 19 February 2023), presents a large landscape composed of works from the last twenty years together with new productions, one of which was realised thanks to the support of the public notice PAC2020 – Piano per l’Arte Contemporanea promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture. 


The museum’s exhibition itinerary will also include Il disegno di una mostra, a tribute to the work of writer, editor and critic Lisa Ponti; Espressionismo sociale, a sound itinerary on the work of composer Egisto Macchi; Sharp Smile, a project by artist Eva Barto on the mechanisms of artistic patronage; Richard Serra: Animal habitats live and stuffed… Roma, La Salita, 1966, a reconstruction of the American artist’s first solo exhibition; All Capitals, the result of designer Julia Born’s investigation into the inscriptions scattered throughout the urban fabric of Rome. 


To celebrate the Giornata del Contemporaneo, MACRO is hosting a special event dedicated to reliving the physicality of film and cinema with 16MM RUN the experimental film programme in collaboration with Villa Lontana where the physicality of film and cinema can be relived in the true sense of the word. A selection of feature and short films will be screened in their original 16mm format.

A series of short films related to the city of Rome by one of the protagonists of experimentation in the 1960s and 1970s, the Italian director, producer and photographer Alfredo Leonardi (Voghera, 1938), will be screened in the museum’s cinema room on 8 october, at 7 pm: Organum multiplum (1967), Le N ragazze più belle di piazza (1968), Libro di Santi di Roma (1968), Living & glorious (1965), ed Esercizio di meditazione (1968). 


The Department for Preventive Education, in collaboration with the educators of Senza Titolo, is organising – from 4 pm to 5.30 pm – a free guided tour designed for adults and children to introduce the public to the museum, actively explore its spaces and architecture, and delve into the languages of contemporary art through the works and work of the artists. 


Admission to the museum is always free.