Alexander Hempel, V8, Performance with Loretta Fahrenholz, 2010
Photography by Leo Kaufmann


May 24 2012
1:01 PM

For its fifth edition (May 25–27, 2012), ROMA CONTEMPORARY art fair returns to the beautiful spaces of MACRO Testaccio with a renewed and enriched project.
At the core of its program of collateral events is the ROMA CONTEMPORARY Arena, a temporary pavilion designed by Dutch artist Jeroen Jacobs installed in the courtyard of MACRO Testaccio. Curated for the second year in a row by KALEIDOSCOPE, the program will center on debates, meetings, interviews and performances involving the protagonists of the international contemporary art scene. Whilst the last edition focused on the scene of three international capitals, this year KALEIDOSCOPE chose to invite three non-profit art spaces – Studiolo, Zurich; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon; and 1857, Oslo – to introduce their own activity and offer an overview of the area they’re based in through the voices of artists, critics and curators. During the three-day fair, the visitors will get familiar with different ways of conceiving an independent space, while getting in touch with the protagonists of the art scenes in three of the most vibrant cities worldwide.

All events are free to fair visitors, please join us! For a detailed program of the arena, visit ROMA CONTEMPORARY’s website.