Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022

The first personal exhibition of internationally renowned contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei is on at MAXXI. Supernova is a reflection on the changes that took us to the new millennium at hardly bearable speed, on fantasy and life, real and virtual, memory and future: the global tendencies told from China’s point of view. Visit until 8 May 2022.

Cao Fei, Isle Of Instability, 2020. © 2002 – 2022 Fondazione MAXXI.

Good News. Women in Architecture show at MAXXI documents the impact of women in contemporary architecture. The exhibition is focused on studios directed or co-chaired by women and covers creativity and projects of young professionals like Frida Escobedo, and mature architects such as Elizabeth Diller. On display until September 11, 2022.

Buone Nuove, Allestimenti. foto © Musacchio, Ianniello & Pasqualini | courtesy Fondazione MAXXI. © 2002 – 2022 Fondazione MAXXI.

Von Buren Contemporary celebrates the inauguration of the new gallery space at Via Giulia with a personal show of Giuliano Macca, Il pianto dei vulcani (The Cry of the Volcanos). Born and raised in Sicily, the young artist expresses in his works a timeless perception of volcanoes, their wild power, and changeable nature. On display until February 5, 2022.

A photo exhibition dedicated to Margaret Bourke-White a pioneer of photojournalism and one of its most representative and influential figures is now held at Museo di Roma in Trastevere. The show is divided into 11 thematic sections that allow us to observe this multifaceted talent, see the fragments of the XX century dramatic history, and the photographer’s life. On display until 27 February 2022.

LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White focusing her camera on a panoramic winter view of the city from a precarious position on an eagle gargoyle atop the Chrysler Building. © 2017 Musei in Comune.

The modern vision of Pieta, a timeless embodiment of pain and loss, as seen by the famous Italian sculpture Jago, is exposed in Santa Maria in Montesano’s church in Piazza del Popolo. Surrounded by baroque interiors, the marble sculpture creates a dialogue between the past and the present, sacred and contemporary art. The sculpture will stay there until 22 February 2022.

Image: © Foto by Massimiliano Ricci.

The exhibition Klimt. The Secession and Italy continues at Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi. In almost 200 artworks and personal objects, this important show illustrates the creative path of Gustav Klimt and other Italian artists of that period. Among the iconic Judith I, the Beethoven Frieze, and virtually restored lost Faculty Paintings, are worth mentioning. Also, once stolen and recently found Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” is included in the exhibition. The show is open for visitors until February 27, 2022.

Image © 2017 Musei in Comune

Before planning your visit, make sure to get acquainted with all the new rules museums introduced due to Covid-19.


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