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Breathing contemporary art

Rome is slowly trying to catch up with other major cities for contemporary art venues. Its newly opened contemporary art museum, the MAXXI, designed by the celebrated anglo-iraqi architect, Zaha … Continue reading

February 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

The MAXXI, a new contemporary art museum for Rome

Very few contemporary buildings have been built in Rome since Mussolini’s transformation of the city in the 1930s. So when Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid was commissioned to design a new … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Rome’s hidden cinema

Cinema has always featured heavily in Rome. In the second half of the 20th century, the city has produced some of Italy’s greatest film directors and films, but unfortunately, even … Continue reading

October 4, 2010 · Leave a comment