Saturday, May 25, 2013

A visit to MACRO, Rome

John and I visited MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma) in via Nizza in the Salario neighbourhood of Rome last Tuesday. Thank heavens our friend, Mariella, was available to guide us there by bus. It's a bit out of the way for the inexperienced tourist.

MACRO is another new venue for contemporary art like MAXXI, this one in a disused Peroni beer plant, redesigned by renowned French architect, Odile Decq. Ms Decq's is another playful space with a mix of open-air, public spaces and high-ceilinged exhibition rooms.

Several exhibitions are on view at the same time. This visit there was a show of Art in Rome from 1960-1980 from the museum's permanent collections,

a show of the sculpture of Japanese artist, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, who has been a resident of Italy since 1967,

and shows of resident artists - Luca Trevisiani

and Brian Bress.

Like Zaha Hadid's MAXXI, Odile Decq's MACRO is as interesting as a structure alone to justify a visit. Thanks for being our guide, Mariella!

 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, it is all lovely. Opening photo depicts a perspective, not sure if of two or three. I was only good at perspective one whilst in art school. I did not last either. Oh well, take care.

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