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18th edition of Contemporary Art Day - 8 October 2022
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18th edition of Contemporary Art Day – 8 October 2022

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
The Farnesina's initiatives for the promotion of contemporary art in partnership with AMACI.

Italy’s 18th edition of  Contemporary Art Day will be held on 8 October, promoted by AMACI – Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums which, together with museums, foundations, public and private institutions, galleries, artists’ studios and spaces, aims to promote the contemporary art network both nationally and internationally. As in previous editions, for Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes, the Giornata del Contemporaneo – Italian Contemporary Art Day will last longer, from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.

The promotion of Italian contemporary art and artists (in addition to Italian contemporary museums and venues and the professionals who make up Italy’s contemporary art world) is one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ and its foreign network’s top priorities, carried out through organising exhibitions, events, presentations, exchanges and artist residencies.. In fact, the event has the support of the Ministry of Culture’s Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity, the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy, and the patronage of ICOM Italia.

. This year the exhibition returns in person, whilst also maintaining a hybrid format with the possibility of organising events both offline and online.

The event will tackle the theme of ecologyy, the relationship between nature and human beings and their actions. It acts as an invitation to reflect on the need to rethink the art system in response to the global environmental crisis.

Initiatives at the Farnesina

  • An extraordinary visit to see the Collection and the main rooms of the Palazzo della Farnesina, as part of theItalian Touring Club’s “Open for you” initiative, which includes the first floor featuring post World War II abstract and informal art works, as well as Arte Povera, pop art and conceptual art sections. On the second floor you will find the artistic works from the 1980s and 1990s and on the fourth floor, works by 21st century artists. Finally, visitors will be able to discover photographic works in the new exhibition on the fifth floor, in addition to prints, illustrations and street art, exhibited on the mezzanine floor.
  • Presentation of the site-specific installation Magma by Antonio Biasiucci.The work, which comes as the result of extensive documentation work on active volcanoes in Italy and how they’ve changed, was commissioned by the Vesuvius Observatory and realised by the photographer between 1984 and 1995. Antonio Biasiucci has received major international recognition and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His works have been exhibited in major museums in Italy and abroad (MAXXI, PAN, Madre, FSRR).
    The meeting, which will be held at 00 a.m. in the ‘Aldo Moro’ room at the MAECI, will be attended by the photographer and Prof. Gianluca Riccio. The presentation will be followed by a visit to the fifth floor where the photography gallery is located, featuring the new display of Biasiucci’s work. This private tour will conclude with a visit to the first floor of the Palazzo della Farnesina, where the historical works in the contemporary art collection are kept.

To participate in the 2022 edition of the Contemporary Art Day, you must register by 7 October via the form available at, produced in collaboration with Artshell. Please do not hesitate to write to with any further questions you may have.

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