Must-See Art Guide: Rome

This week's guide includes Camille Henrot, Frank Gehry, Superstudio, and more.

Renato Mambor, Colosseo e farfalla (1966). Courtesy of Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma.

Hopefully, the peak of the heat dome is behind us. While everyone was busy trying to avoid the sun, we found the perfect solution to stay cool: Remember La Dolce Vita (1960) by Federico Fellini? Well, we don’t particularly recommend trying to cavort in the Trevi fountain like Anita Ekberg, but how about a fresh gelato in Roma? Or a nice Vespa tour to enjoy sightseeing and the fresh Italian air? Above all, treat yourself with some quality art time: La Bella Roma will make your day with an exhibition of Frank Gehry’s animated and dynamic light sculptures at Gagosian Gallery. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live in the capital of Italy in the early 1960s, get an immersive experience at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma which currently explores one of the most exciting periods of the city through works by Jannis Kounellis, Gianfranco Baruchello, or Mario Schifano. At another venue, artworks by major artists such as Martin Creed, Anselm Kiefer, and Richard Long, among others, are displayed at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma. Good news, you have until September to enjoy one of the most exciting exhibitions of the summer.

Grab some European vibes, try some local delicacies, chill out and relax under the Italian cypresses, and you’ll understand the true meaning of la vita è bella!

Fabio Marco Pirovino and Sam Porritt, installation view (2016). Courtesy of Frutta.

Fabio Marco Pirovino and Sam Porritt, installation view (2016). Courtesy of Frutta.

Exhibition: Fabio Marco Pirovino & Sam Porritt: Hidden in Plain Sight
When:
April 21–July 29, 2016
Where:
Frutta, Via Giovanni Pascoli, 21, Rome, Italy

Superstudio. Courtesy of MAXXI.

Superstudio. Courtesy of MAXXI.

Exhibition: SUPERSTUDIO 50
When:
April 21–September 4, 2016
Where:
MAXXI, Via Guido Reni 4A, Rome, Italy

Alessandro Scarabello. Courtesy of The Gallery Apart.

Alessandro Scarabello. Courtesy of The Gallery Apart.

Exhibition: Alessandro Scarabello: The Garden of Phersu
When:
May 12–July 31, 2016
Where:
The Gallery Apart, Via Francesco Negri, 43, Rome, Italy

Camille Henrot, installation view. Courtesy of Fondazione Memmo-Arte Contemporanea.

Camille Henrot, installation view. Courtesy of Fondazione Memmo-Arte Contemporanea.

Exhibition: Monday—Camille Henrot
When:
May 12–November 6, 2016
Where:
Fondazione Memmo-Arte Contemporanea, Via Fontanella Borghese, 56b, Rome, Italy

Kata Tranker, EinMonat 26 paper objects (2012). Courtesy of Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery.

Kata Tranker, EinMonat 26 paper objects (2012). Courtesy of Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery.

Exhibition: RAIN COME DOWN! Domesticated environments – The Hungarian attitudes
When:
June 15–July 30, 2016
Where:
Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery, Via della Vetrina, 21, Rome, Italy

Installation view. Courtesy of Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma.

Installation view. Courtesy of Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma.

Exhibition: Like a Bird, Not a Feather: Martin Creed, Giorgi Griffa, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long, Luigi Ontani
When:
June 20–September 10, 2016
Where:
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, 3 Vicolo Dei Catinari, Rome, Italy

Mimmo Rotella, Sua Maestà la Regina (1962). Courtesy of Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma.

Mimmo Rotella, Sua Maestà la Regina (1962). Courtesy of Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma.

Exhibition: Roma Pop City 60-67
When:
July 13–November 27, 2016
Where: Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Via Nizza 138, Rome, Italy

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London I) (2013). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery and © Frank Gehry. Photo by Josh White.

Frank Gehry, Untitled (London I) (2013). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery and © Frank Gehry. Photo by Josh White.

Exhibition:Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps
When:
July 18–September 16, 2016
Where:
Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi, 16, Rome, Italy


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