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Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's a Women's World: 8 Women Artists in Rome from the 70s to Today

Temple University’s current exhibit in Rome underscores our mantra that one should go to the less glitzy and less publicized exhibits.  Temple’s current show of 8 Italian women artists, spanning the period from the 70s to the present, is “da non perdere” – i.e., not to be missed. 

The women tell their stories about being artists in a period of intense feminism, and the meaning of those heady years for their work today. 

The show features a work from each artist’s earlier period plus a contemporary work.  Panels in Italian and English give  insight into the Italian women artists and their role in 20th and 21st century art, because of the documentary information provided.

The show is mounted in collaboration with Rome’s Casa Internazionale delleDonne (“International Women’s House” – also noted in Rome the Second Time, as one of the city-sponsored – sort-of – “case” or “houses” of culture).  “Il mondo e’ delle donne:  Artiste a Roma tra anni ’70 e oggi” (“It's a women’s world:  Women Artists in Rome from the 70s to today”; btw, some debate in the family about the translation).  It is the first of several collaborations – to which we say “bravo”!  The show – unfortunately from our perspective – is up only until October 14.  Run, don’t walk. [And while you're running, run to the City's 4 big contemporary art galleries (MAXXI, MACRO - both, and G.N.A.M.) today, Oct. 8 - free as part of Contemporary Art Day in Italy.]
We couldn’t find a website for the Temple show, but for more information, contact Shara Wasserman, director of exhibitions, at  Temple is at Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia 15, just a bit beyond Piazza del Popolo.  The gallery is open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and by appointment on weekends.  Dianne

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