Return of Rome's Quadriennale d'Arte

16th Quadriennale returns to Rome after eight years.

The 16th edition of the Quadriennale d'Arte di Roma returns to its historic venue, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, from 13 October to 8 January 2017.

The Quadriennale, a major show to promote prevailing trends in contemporary Italian art, was first held in Rome in 1931 and the most recent edition took place in 2008.

The show's 11 curators have chosen 150 works by 100 artists, focusing on the development of Italian visual art since 2000, under the title Altri tempi, altri miti (Other times, other myths).

Supported by the Italian culture ministry, the Quadriennale will include paintings, sculpture, video installations and photography, and will be shown in 10 gallery spaces at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

The event will cost €2 million, of which 50 per cent will be covered by the culture ministry, with the other half funded by promoters Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, and sponsors.

A Quadriennale had been scheduled to take place in 2012 but was cancelled due to lack of funds.

Separately, an exhibition dedicated to Rome's first three Quadriennali runs until 30 October at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, on Via Francesco Crispi 24. See Wanted in Rome's review.