MACRO Asilo will involve 250 artists and will be free to the public.
1 Oct-31 Dec 2019. MACRO on Via Nizza will be free to visitors for 15 months as part of an experimental art project, known as Asilo (meaning refuge), under the direction of curator Giorgio de Finis.
Asilo opens with a party at 16.00 on 30 September and the first month of the project includes major names such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pablo Echaurren and Pietro Ruffo.
MACRO Asilo will see the participation of 250 contemporary artists who will be given space to work, perform and interact with the public. The programme envisages the creation of 400 videoart works, 1,000 lessons, 60 Saturday night concerts and 900 self-portraits.
De Finis, known to many as the founder of Rome's MAAM street art museum, says the traditional exhibition format will be abandoned with the goal of transforming MACRO into a "living museum."
The series of 180 lectures will also feature international artists such as Claire Bishop, Mary Ann Caws, Don Thompson, Calum Storrie, Sally Price and Paul Werner. For details see website.