Galleries in Rome You Should Visit

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May 10, 2015

Rome - the eternal city - considered by many as of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is home to some of the most famous pieces in art history (and museums as well). Just to mention Sistine Chapel, for example, and Michelangelo’s masterpiece. There is no need to go back deeper in history, to Ancient Roman times and some beautiful artifacts that remain today in Rome and its museums as material witnesses of its rich Ancient history. On the other hand, Rome is also a global location, which means that its cultural scene follows the latest trends in culture, including those in contemporary art. While wandering the streets of Rome, you will certainly see some nice museums, Ancient Roman ruins, churches and fabulous spaces with Renaissance masterpieces. But don’t think Rome lacks contemporary artistic spaces or events. It's not only museums Rome is famous for. ROMART Art Fair 2015 begins in the mid of May, and there are plenty of galleries across the city, presenting some of the most renowned contemporary artists today.

Rome is home to a vivid art scene

Rome, as the capital of Italy, is also a center (together with Milan) of Italian contemporary art. Many famous contemporary artists are from Italy, just to mention Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani or Nanda Vigo. We should also mention the vivid Italian street scene, with some amazing urban artists coming and working in Italy (check out our list of 10 Italian urban artists). Therefore, a big number of contemporary art spaces in Rome is not just a reflection of Rome’s status as a global city, but also reflects the vivid Italian modern scene. And having in mind that Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, don’t be surprised when you see how many extraordinary art spaces there are in the eternal city (together with extraordinary museums all over). These spaces offer amazing exhibitions, and they are definitely spaces that should be visited.

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Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch - Specifically Realized for Works on Paper

As we said, don't think there are only museums of Ancient history in Rome. There is some amazing museum on every corner. But, Rome is also a home for dozens of amazing contemporary art spaces. Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch is one and it is located in the heart of Rome, realized with a specific and fascinating particularity: works on paper. An extraordinary material, antique and modern at the same time, paper is historically considered a privileged means of free expression by many contemporary artists. Marie-Laure Fleisch’s choice follows, therefore, a technique considered as the most spontaneous and intimate. It is with this in mind that the Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch inserts itself within the rich cultural panorama of the eternal city. It represents artists such as Rebecca Horn, Alain Huck and Maya Zack.

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999Contemporary - Connecting Street Artists and Building Owners

999Contemporary is an ace street art gallery. It has brought the most popular names to the Eternal City, making them paint on huge buildings and in the very central subway station Spagna. It has organized some successful exhibitions inside the contemporary art museum MACRO and through its website it connects street artists with the owners of buildings. 999Contemporary Gallery tries to help those street artists who are not interested in contemporary art market, providing them a public space for their work. The Gallery has recently organized a show of American street artist Gaia.

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