Get thee to the Romanian Academy (Accademia di Romania in Roma), by Friday, if you’re in Rome. The current exhibit, Spazi Aperti X is the 10th annual “open spaces” group exhibition the Academy has sponsored. This year’s exhibition features 30 artists from a dozen academies and cultural institutes in Rome and has been given great reviews by art critics here, as it should.
Spazi Aperti closes this Friday at 7 p.m., with a finissage (we love the word – a take off on a “vernissage” – an opening event with extras). The finissage will include music and sound performances from 7.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. Besides the special events (see more below), the exhibition is open 4-6 p.m. Monday - Friday.
|and you can too|
|in the Academy - collaboration of Marcel Saegesser|
(Swiss Institute musician) and Claudia Zloteanu
|apples by Colin Darke, The British School|
|Valerio, right, interviewing 2 artists and unidentified woman|
A dozen academies participated. We don’t mean to be niggling, but where were the Americans? Do they think they’re “above” group shows? As we said, more on the whole academy experience in a later post.
And kudos to curator Eleanora Farina.More promenades - June 27 and 28, 5-7 p.m., meet Valerio at Piazza di Spagna in the Villa Borghese. These are part of MAXXI's re-generation program.
Directions to the Romanian Academy: it’s in Valle Giulia on Piazza Jose’ de San Martin, just down the street from Rome’s modern Italian art museum (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna – viale delle Belle Arti), at the back (north) of Villa Borghese. You can walk there from Piazza del Popolo – through the Villa, or take Tram 3 to Piazza Thorwaldsen (end of the line). In the later evening hours, the M bus gets you close.