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Events and shows in Rome
IKONO: the new immersive experience
Exciting settings and highly interactive installations in the heart of Rome. An immersive journey, lasting an average of about 1 hour, which develops through a series of unique breathtaking settings, able to replicate the emotion of traveling to different worlds, cultures and eras without ever having to leave the city.
Among the many interactive experiences, the "Roman Baths" certainly stand out, with an immense pool of bubbles that invite you to take a dip back in time, the "Room with Infinite Lanterns", which offers a surreal journey between lights and shadows in a evocative environment suspended in time, the "Light Painting", inspired by Pablo Picasso's light painting experiments, and, "Yokocho", which transports visitors to a traditional Tokyo street, to immerse themselves totally in the energy and sensations of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
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Helmut Newton. Legacy
From 18 October to 10 March 2024, Museo dell'Ara Pacis , Lungotevere in Augusta

The exhibition, through around 250 photographs, magazines and documents, traces the entire career of one of the most loved and discussed photographers of all time. The chronological chapters tell the different phases of the photographer's life and career, from his beginnings to his last years of production, with images that have become part of our visual and collective memory. The exhibition begins in the 1940s in Australia and then continues in the 1950s in Europe, in the 1960s in France, in the 1970s in the United States and in the 1980s. between Monte Carlo and Los Angeles, up to the numerous reports around the world in the nineties and the last period of his career.
Times : From 9.30am to 7.30pm (every day)
Prices : €13 (full) €11 (reduced)

EscherFrom 31 October 2023 to 1 April 2024, Palazzo Bonaparte, Piazza Venezia, 5
100 years after his first visit to the capital in 1923, Escher returns to Rome with the largest and most complete exhibition ever dedicated to him.
A restless, reserved and undoubtedly brilliant Dutchman, Escher is the artist who, with his engravings and lithographs, had and continues to have the unique ability to transport us into an imaginative and impossible world, where art, mathematics, science, physics mix and design.
The exhibition is configured as an exceptional event which presents to the public, in addition to his most famous masterpieces, also numerous unpublished works never exhibited before. An anthology of around 300 works which includes the now iconic Hand with reflecting sphere (1935), Bond of Union (1956), Metamorphosis II (1939), Day and Night (1938), the famous Emblemata series, and many other.
Hours: Every day 10.00 - 20.00

The Adventure of MoneyUntil 28 April 2024, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194
A journey through time, to discover the main events that have characterized the history of money and finance in the world, in which a narrative voice accompanies the visitor through immersive projections, multimedia experiences that tell stories, anecdotes and curiosities: from the minting of the coin to banknotes, up to the digital transactions that characterize modern payment systems, spanning a time span that goes from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day.
You also have the opportunity to admire very rare objects, such as the terracotta tablets on which the ancient Sumerians wrote the first loan contracts or the Stater of Croesus (Lydia, 560 BC) which according to legend is the first coin minted in gold and silver.

Fragile Ecosystem: Installation by Giulia Pompilj
From 7 March to 6 April, Museo Orto Botanico , Largo Cristina di Svezia, 23

The installation, made with fabrics and dyes of plant origin, reflects on the precariousness of the natural environment and recalls the silhouettes and echoes of an ecosystem in danger of extinction. The cotton fabrics, crossed by the wind, evoke the ephemeral landscape of a world in its terminal state, in which, hidden among the folds, a faint glow remains alive, symbolizing nature's resilience in the face of adversity. At the center of Fragile Ecosystem is the tension that exists between an ecosystem and the elements that compose it, thus shifting the point of observation to the complex network of ephemeral relationships on which the environment feeds.
Times : From 9.00 to 17.30 (from Monday to Sunday)
Prices : €5 (full) €4 (reduced 6 - 18 years) free 0 - 5 years )

EMOTION. Contemporary art tells the story of Emotions
From 29 November to 31 August 2024, Chiostro del Bramante, Arco della Pace, 5

The exhibition takes the public on a journey of emotions so that they can feel many, many more. Surprise, confusion, desire, joy, fear, anticipation, anguish, happiness, pride, excitement, nostalgia, admiration, relief, tranquility, embarrassment. How many emotions inspire an artist? And how many are retained within the work? And what does a spectator feel in front of that work? And how many are maintained over time and how many change and how do they change? When dealing with emotions, there are more questions than answers, there are always more emotions than certainties.
Times : From 10.00 to 20.00 (from Monday to Friday)
from 10.00 to 21.00 (Saturday and Sunday)
Prices : €15 (full) €10 (reduced) from Monday to Friday
€18 (full) €10 (reduced) Saturday and Sunday

Olympic Stadium Tour
A highly engaging journey, which uses innovative and cutting-edge technologies. A journey that starts from a glorious past, represented by its inauguration in 1953, to move on to the 1960 Olympics, the European and World Athletics Championships (respectively in 1974 and 1987 ), the 1990 World Cup, the great victories of AS Roma and SS Lazio and reaches the present with the great variety of events, including major concerts. The route includes a visit to hitherto inaccessible places, such as the legends where the protagonists have written the history of the facility, the mixed zone, the changing rooms, the trophy room, the entrance to the field, the playing field, the stands, to conclude with the Stadium Store where you can buy a souvenir of the visit and with the bistro restaurant.
Timetable : From 10am to 6pm (every day except for match days)
Prices : €18.38 (0-6 years old are free)
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Rino Gaetano
From 16 February to 28 April, Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Piazza di Sant'Egidio, 1

The exhibition aims to tell those who loved him and the new generations about the contemporaneity and originality of his thoughts and his musical proposal. The exhibition presents unpublished materials which, together with his musical instruments, stage clothes and collection of records, will illustrate the personality and relevance of a unique artist loved by the public who left the scene prematurely. An exciting and evocative journey that will revive the memory of one of the most beautiful voices of Italian song who with irony and poetic gaze has conquered and continues to conquer everyone's hearts.
Times : From 10.00 to 20.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday)

Japan FestivalFrom 21 to 25 February 2024, Mercato Centrale Roma, Via Giovanni Giolitti, 36
An unmissable event for all lovers of Japanese culture to try their hand at making exquisite typical dishes, compose origami or learn a new language with a Japanese course.
Five days of workshops and masterclasses dedicated to the gastronomic culture of Japan to delve into the preparation of typical Japanese dishes such as sushi and sake, gyoza, dorayaki, melonpan and Nerikiri but also workshops on the art of origami and a short language course plus interactive quiz .
The events will be held at the Spazio Fare and on the first floor of the Mercato Centrale Roma.

UKIYOE. The Floating World. Visions from Japan
From 20 February to 23 June, Palazzo Braschi, Piazza di San Pantaleo, 10

The exhibition offers a journey through Japanese art between the 17th and 19th centuries through one hundred and fifty masterpieces from the E. Oriental Art Museum. The underlying theme of the exhibition is the artistic trend known as ukiyoe, a Japanese word which literally means "images of the floating world." Established since the mid-seventeenth century, ukiyoe brings to the center of attention the contemporary Japanese world of the time linked to the birth of cities, of new social classes, tastes and fashions, which the masters contribute to spreading together with new aesthetic values, homogeneous educational and cultural activities throughout the country.
Times : From 10.00 to 19.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday)
Prices : €15 (full) €13 (reduced)

Artika: Immersive Art Exhibition
Until March 3, Salone delle Colonne , Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 26/C

It is a contemporary art exhibition that reinterprets great authors from the Renaissance to the contemporary era. The exhibition unfolds through ten installations that tell the theme of ice in the history of art, from the Renaissance onwards. The Artika exhibition does not limit itself to presenting ice as a natural element, but takes you on a journey through time and transformation of artistic forms and meanings. Through rigorous scientific research, Artika creates in-depth paths that merge past, present and future.
Times : From 5.30pm to 8.30pm (Friday)
from 4.30pm to 8.30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Prices : €16 (full) €8.50 (reduced)

Uninhabitable architecture
From 24 January to 25 May, Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense, 106

This exhibition was created with the aim of investigating the critical relationship between living and building, starting from some buildings that are emblematic of this fracture, and with a strong symbolic charge, emblems of the city in which they arise. The exhibition identifies some particularly significant examples, distributed throughout the national territory, finding evidence of them in the materials of the LUCE Archive and in other archives.
Times : From 9.00 to 19.00 (From Tuesday to Sunday)

Hilde in Italy: Art and life in the photographs of Hilde Lotz-Bauer
From 17 January to 5 May, Museo di Roma in Trastevere , Piazza di San Egidio, 1b

He photographed Italy in the 1930s, bringing down to us unique images of the lives of ordinary people, places and Italian artistic treasures.
The exhibition will feature images from the project on the Castles of Frederick II in southern Italy directed by the historian of Leo Bruhns art together with a selection of photographs for the project on Florentine urban planning. Hilde was the only professional photographer working at the Historical Institutes of Rome and Florence, producing impeccable images of sculpture, drawing, architecture and urban planning.
Times : From 10.00 to 20.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday)
Prices : €10 (full) €7.50 (reduced)
For residents of Rome Capital
€7.50 (full) €6.50 (reduced)

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