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Recap: Seth – “Range Ta Chabre” @ Teatro India (999 Contemporary)

As previously reported, on the 7th of July, after two months of participating in 999 Foundation’s Artist Resistance Residency in Rome, Seth aka Julien Malland opened his solo show entitled Range Ta Chambre (Clean Up Your Room). Placed in an abandoned soap factory, the exhibition turned out to be quite an experience. Without any canvases being on display, the event was focused on exploring the abandoned factory in effort to revitalize it as a future social and creative hub. The entry and “only” room included an incomplete installation created with colorful waste from around […]
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Previews: Seth – “Range Ta Chabre” @ Teatro India

After two months of participating in 999 Foundation’s Artist Resistance Residency, Seth aka Julien Malland will be revealing his solo show entitled Range Ta Chambre (Clean Up Your Room) in Rome on the 7th of July. On view for only one night, the show will be held at Teatro India in Rome’s Ostiense district, and will be followed by similar events. Created as a collaboration between 999Contemporary and Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale, the curator of the show, Stefano Antonelli, says the idea was to infuse new creative energy into one […]
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Previews: Hyuro – “Convivencia” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

On June 9th, Dorothy Circus Gallery will be opening a solo show by Hyuro. Convivencia will be her first Italian show which will be followed by a new outdoor mural for the city of Rome as the fifth phase of the gallery’s Spray For Your Rights project. With both the mural and the new drawings as well as watercolors on paper produced for the show, the Argentinean artist will interpret the theme of coexistence. With this in mind, the new pieces have a somewhat different composition, often referring to the concept of […]
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Recap: Eron @ Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani (Rome)

On the 9th of April, the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani held an event they called Streets Art / 30 years of writing graffiti and street art in comparison, giving an overview of the movement through the testimony of artists in Italy. Along with lectures and conversations, one of the main parts of the event was live painting by Eron, organized in the lobby of the institute. As an artist that regularly includes the surrounding environment in the context of his work, as well as touches social issues, he created a homage to […]
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Showing: Pixelpancho – “Androidèi” @ Galleria Varsi

On the 19th of February, Galleria Varsi in Rome opened a solo show by Italian street artist Pixelpancho. For Androidèi, the Turin-born artist transformed the entire gallery into a setting of one of his familiar works. Known for large murals that incorporate elements of his country’s rich history combined with vintage, futuristic, and even steampunk elements, Pixelpancho approached installing this show in a similar manner. Turning the whole interior into a piece, where exhibited works on paper and canvas were only details of the greater installation, […]
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Upcoming: Ron English – “Sugar High” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

On February 20th, Dorothy Circus Gallery will be opening a new show from Ron English (featured) entitled Sugar High. For this solo in Rome, the self-styled master of Popoganda will be presenting a new body of work dedicated to the theme of food and health, taking satirical aim at American entities like the fast food industry and unhealthy cereals. Take a look at a couple more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Ron English here.
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Openings: Erik Jones – “In Colour” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

Towards the end of last month, the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome hosted the opening for the first European solo show by Erik Jones. Entitled In Colour, the vibrant new mixed media paintings feature his formula of female subjects set against abstract forms and geometric shapes that at times seem to reference high-end fashion. The American artist further states – “The narrative behind the work is more about challenging the viewer to see beauty in chaos. The figures are used as an aesthetic anchor, holding the viewer’s attention to a recognizable form, […]
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Previews: Thomas Canto – “Still lifes of space time” @ Wunderkammern

Later this month (November 21st), Wunderkammern in Rome will be presenting new works from Thomas Canto, his first solo in Italy. Not one to be constricted by the confines of the traditional canvas, the French artist’s abstract but precise works often feature nylon strings or wall painting that extend past the frame extending the geometries of his artistic vision. For this exhibition, Canto will be also be creating an site-specific installation inside the gallery space with an interactive video mapping projection. Photo credit: Blind Eye Factory. […]
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

While the street art scene and the public mural-making trend is peaking these days through numerous festivals around the world, there are still artists out there that like to do things on their own. One of these is certainly the Italian legend Blu who just revealed his his newest mural painted in Rome the other day. After taking a break for a few months due to injury, the Bologna-based street artist recently finished painting a new wall on a six story building in the Italian capital. With the […]
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Showing: Tauba Auerbach & Charlotte Posenenske – “Reciprocal Score” @ Indipendenza

STANDARD (Oslo) and Mehdi Chouakri present Reciprocal Score, a two person exhibition of work by Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske. showing at Indipendenza in Rome. The show includes new woven paintings by Auerbach, who incorporated architectural structure and ornaments from around the city into the works, along with Posenenske’s D and DW square tubes series. As a key figure that bridged the gap between Minimal Art and Conceptual Art, Posenenske was active in Germany in the 1950‘s and 60’s, when she developed the Vierkantrohre series. These works consist of modular sculptures made of galvanized steel or […]
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