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Roma Contemporary

Posted on May 27, 2010 | 6 comments

Last night after work I headed over to the preview of the Roma Contemporary art fair at the Ex-Mattatoio (ie. MACRO Future). About 67 Italian (like CO2 for example) and international galleries are participating in the event, which is spread through a few different sections of the enormous complex. There’s also a nice section of art magazine booths, with publications like Next Exit, Fefe’ Project, Bang Art, and Inside Art (among others) participating. Entry is €15 over the next few days of the fair (it closes on Sunday), but is well worth it in my opinion. I’d suggest going during the evening when there will be DJ sets and magazine presentations. You can check out opening times and other details here. Some personal favorites were an awesome installation of ceramic heads that the public was invited to throw and smash (pictured above) from Italian artist Renato Meneghetti, as well as some huge David LaChapelle photographs of Michael Jackson.

ROMA – The Road to Contemporary Art
May 27 – 30

MACRO Testaccio (ex Mattatoio)
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4

27th, 28th and 29th May; 2010: 04.00 pm – midnight
30th May, 2010: 11.00 am – 08.00 pm


  1. Never been to a Throw and Smash. Sounds interesting to say the least.

  2. Love this photo-great shot Jess

  3. Great photo-find. A lot to think about!

  4. Throw and smash? Never heard. Seems to be a lot of fun.

  5. Throw and smash? Never heard. Seems to be a lot of fun.

  6. Thanks everyone, it was a lot of fun. I went back on Saturday night and by then everything was smashed to oblivion. Just little shards and an occasional piece that recalled an ear or nose to remind you of what had been there.


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