While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Naeem Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era, manifested through decolonization, revolution, and independence.
Within the Capitoline cultural reality, the MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma / Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome) has managed over time to create a specific and independent national physiognomy, with an international aim. MACRO, one of the Rome Civic Museums, is now considered a focus of public contemporary art in Rome, to which the workers in the field, but also the general public, turn to propose exhibitions and events or for the simple collection of updated information. MACRO is a center for contemporary art that intends to become more versatile, maintaining its civic identity and reinforcing the participation and relationship with the community, in all its artistic, cultural and intellectual fields.
MACRO Via Nizza
The first phase of conversion of the MACRO was completed in 1999, with the restoration of the old block of the Peroni brewery, built in the early twentieth century on via Reggio Emilia, and it has recently been expanded by the leading French architect Odile Decq.
MACRO Testaccio is located in the same complex that was a slaughterhouse during the 19th century, in a neighborhood that has begun, in recent years, to stand out for the richness and variety of its cultural and artistic events, mainly targeted to young people.