stantial collection of bronzes, pottery, weapons, terracotta, painted plaster and stucco. The selection from the vast Gorga collection inaugurates the new wing of the Palazzo Altemps museum, bought in 2008. Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di S. Apollinare 46, tel. 0639967700, www. archeoroma.beniculturali.it. OVER THE OBLIVION 16 Oct-23 Nov Galleria 1/9unosunove presents the first solo show in Italy by New York artist Jonathan VanDyke, who borrows the title of Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1948 documentary short, Oltre l’oblio, for his latest exhibition of paintings, sculptures and film. In a series of black and white photographs, VanDyke depicts two cloaked and masked dancers who are seen reaching out for each other in the dark. Similarily VanDyke’s paintings are comprised of drips, stains and smears from the clothing of the two dancers whom he instructed “not to look at the canvas” while interacting. 1/9unosunove, Via degli Specchi 20, tel. 0697613696, www.unosunove.com. SHOWING AT MACRO GIULIO PAOLINI 29 Nov-9 March The exhibition presents 12 large installations by noted Italian artist Giulio Paolini from the early 1990s until today, as well as a piece designed specifically for the occasion. Paolini’s exhibition is developed around the theme Essere o non essere (To be or not to be) which he uses to examine the role, or non-role, of the artist in conceiving and creating a work of art.
AUGUSTUS 18 Oct-9 Feb The Scuderie del Quirinale marks the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus’s death with an exhibition that tells the extraordinary life story of the adopted son and great-nephew of Julius Caesar. The 40-year reign of Augustus was the longest in Rome’s history and was marked by peace and prosperity. Under Augustus the empire expanded rapidly, to cover the whole of the Mediterranean basin. Augustus was both charismatic and politically astute, and his reign was documented extensively at the time by historians. Along with their writings, the exhibition explores the emperor’s life and career with a selection of statues, portraits and jewellery. Organised in association with the Capitoline Museums in Rome, and the Grand Palais and Musée du Louvre in Paris. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, tel. 639967500, www.scuderiequirinale.it. JAN FABRE: STIGMATA 16 Oct-23 Jan In collaboration with Romaeuropa Festival, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo hosts an exhibition dedicated to the multidisciplinary avantgarde Belgian artist Jan Fabre. On show are drawings, “thinking models”, collages, films, photographs and documents relating to the dozens of private and public performances and actions carried out by the cutting-edge artist in Belgium and abroad. The exhibition spans the 1970s to the present and is curated by leading art historian and critic Germano Celant. MAXXI Museo
Marcel Duchamp’s readymades at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.
The vibrant work of English artist Julian Opie at Valentina Bonomo gallery.
RENATO MAMBOR 19 Dec-9 March Atto Unico by Renato Mambor is part of a “contemporary masters” programme developed by MACRO over the past two years. The exhibition focuses on the cross-over between art and life, and includes about 30 works. Mambor’s work comprises large cardboard pieces behind which lie a puzzle for the viewer to decipher. JORINDE VOIGT 29 Nov-9 March An exhibition by Jorinde Voigt, a German artist belonging to an emerging international contemporary art scene, is entitled Liebe als Passion. Voigt’s installation consists of a new series of 16 large-scale works on paper, inspired by Niklas Luhman’s book Love as Passion. MACRO, Via Nizza 138, tel. 06671070400, www.museomacro.org.
Conveyer by New York artist Jonathan VanDyke at Galleria 1/9unosunove. 6 November 2013 | Wanted in Rome
Published on Dec 5, 2013
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