As the academic year draws to a close, fine arts scholars at the British School at Rome are exhibiting their work in Fine Arts 2004, 12-19 June. The exhibition opens on 11 June at 18.30, with a performance by Juho Laitinen, cello, and Keir Fraser, electronics, of Seili, a work by Laitinen named after and inspired by an island off the coast of western Finland.

Vito Bila, an Australian silversmith of Sicilian origin, has been a resident at the school since April, and has used the time away from his Melbourne workshop to explore the form of vessel forms. Irishman Simon McBrides art explores some of the odd, repetitive dreams he has been having during his stay in Rome. Painter Sigrid Holmwood believes that the way we see things can be studied better by repeating a subject persistently in this case trees in order to deconstruct its layers of reality.

The exhibition will also feature work by artists Angela Gill, Margarita Gluzberg, David Leapman, Geoff Uglow and architects Daniel Mielgo Bregazzi and Peter Bttgens.

British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, tel. 063264939,

The Japanese Cultural Institute continues its exploration of contemporary Japanese art until 31 July with Passaggio al Futuro, an exhibition dedicated to pop culture in the late 1990s. Twelve artists explore the techni-coloured, computer game-like world of their every day lives. There are installations, sculptures, photographs, paintings and stereoscopic images.

Japanese Cultural Institute, Via Gramsci 74, tel. 063224794,

A man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the knowledge and power he craves; the plot of Goethes Faust is familiar yet the story continues to inspire readers now as it did 200 years ago. An exhibition at the Casa di Goethe looks at artists interpretations of the German play and its rich imagery in an exhibition entitled Goethe. Faust. Illustrations, 16 June-10 Oct.

Prints and illustrated books from the Casa di Goethe collection trace the development of the artwork from Goethes contemporaries to the present day, including Eugne Delacroix, Toulouse-Lautrec and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The exhibition is open 10.00-18.00, Mon closed.

Casa di Goethe, Via del Corso 18, tel. 063260412,

The Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient has helped organise an exhibition of photographs taken by Luigi Primoli in India in the early 1900s, at the Museo Nazionale dArte Orientale until 9 Sept. Luigi Primoli brother of the more famous Giuseppe was the son of Roman nobleman Pietro Primoli and the princess Carlotta Bonaparte. He spent much of his childhood at the court of Napoleon III in Paris, but returned to Rome in 1870. He and his brother were considered eccentrics on account of their passion for photography, which they dubbed fotografomania.

Luigis travels to India, which are thought to have taken place between 1904 and 1906, made a lasting impression on him. The exhibitions 205 photographs are divided into thematic sections including the natural landscape, villages and cities. The museum in is Via Merulana 248, tel. 064874415, and is open Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 08.30-14.30, Tues, Thurs, Sun and holidays 08.30-19.30, first and third Mon of month closed.

Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient, Via U. Aldovrandi 16, tel. 06328551,

The human body, how it is viewed, how it conveys the invisible qualities of the person it belongs to, and how light and shadow affect this view; this is what Valerie Honnart tries to express in her exhibition Morsi dOmbra, organised by the Saint-Louis de France Cultural Centre.

Honnart was born in Paris, but her art is strongly influenced by a six-year stay in Hong Kong, especially in her choice of media: Chinese inks and coloured varnishes. The exhibition takes place 10-19 June at Studio Decoratori, Via Francesco de Sanctis 13, near Piazza Mazzini in Prati, and is open Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00, and Sat 10.00-13.00.

Saint-Louis de France Cultural Centre, Largo Toniolo 20/22, tel. 06688002626,

An international exhibition organised in conjunction with the Polish Cultural Institute looks at the controversial subject of cloning. Four artists - Luca Curci, Richard Journo, Fabiana Roscioli and Jan Simon - will present 16 very similar works. Each artist creates an original and then contributes to the works of the other three, creating 16 cloned pieces which will be on show in four different spaces in Rome, 18 June-8 July.

The venues are the Polish Cultural Institute, RipArte at the Ripa Hotel, Via degli Orgi di Trastevere 1, Rashomon Cultural Centre, Via degli Argonauti 1, and Horti Lamiani-Bettiv in Via Giolitti 163. For information tel. 338/7574098.

Polish Cultural Institute, Via Vittoria Colonna 1, tel. 0636000723,

Two concerts of music by Danish composers are taking place at the recently-reopened Danish Academy. The performances on 17 June at 20.30 features Susanne G. Bungaard, soprano, and Michael Netschajeff, piano, while on 30 June at 20.30 it is the turn of Hanne Askou, violin, and Berit J. Rasmussen, piano.

Danish Academy, Via Omero 18, tel. 063265931,

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