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In comparison to its rich artistic history, Italy – and especially Rome – has only recently become focused on actively showcasing and promoting its contemporary art and culture. This has resulted in the proliferation of contemporary galleries and institutions, and also a rise in the international reputation of emerging Italian artists. Looking at both the private and government funded venues, we pick ten of most influential contemporary art institutions in Rome.
The Furini Arte Contemporanea Gallery aims to discover and support the work of innovative young artists from Italy and from across the world by organising exhibitions in its gallery and public spaces. The gallery is interested in the different artistic languages of young practitioners who communicate their own point of view on contemporary society, through working with photography, drawing, painting, sculptures, installation and video.
The Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Tel Aviv was founded in June 2011 by the Italian gallerist Ermanno Tedeschi who owns three other galleries in Torine, Rome and Milan. The gallery aims to create a bridge between the Italian, European and Israeli art scenes. Since opening, it has hosted well-known artists such as Vallerio Berruti, Enrico de Paris, David Kassman, Moshe Gordon, Alex Pinna and many others. It also hosts emerging talents including Keren Paz, Sharon Pazner, and Alona Harpaz.