June 27 – September 9, 2012

MACRO Testaccio -  piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, Pavilions A and B – Rome

Re-generation is a large group exhibition that brings together more than 50 artists of different generations in an attempt to capture the state of contemporary art in Rome, presenting the public with some of the most interesting research and experimentation.

In recent years, Rome has experienced a cultural renewal thanks to both the opening of new museums, galleries and foundations, and the presence of artists, critics and curators who contribute to the city’s artistic production, research and experimentation, putting the city back into the center of the international cultural scene. The exhibition – housed in the two pavilions and the outside spaces of MACRO Testaccio intends to highlight this vitality by presenting videos, installations, photographs and performance, selecting some of the most significant artists living and working in Rome or who have chosen the city as an important stop in their careers. International artists will also be on display, as the fellows from the academies or foreigners cultural institutions. Re-generation exhibits new or recent works from artists such as Carola Bonfili, Tomaso De Luca, Rä di Martino, Jean-Jacques du Plessis, goldiechiari, Emiliano Maggi, Matteo Nasini, Nicola Pecoraro, Luana Perilli, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Pietro Ruffo, Giulio Squillacciotti, Paolo W. Tamburella, Raphaël Zarka and Marco Raparelli who is also the author of the exhibition’s communication image.

Re-generation also includes early works by historical artists who have lived and worked in the city, such as Fabio Mauri, Luigi Ontani, Gianfranco Baruchello, Alighiero Boetti, Eliseo Mattiacci and Pino Pascali, so as to investigate the presence and return of some distinctive aesthetics of the great artists of the recent past.

The exhibition includes a rich program of performance and video screenings that develops throughout the length of the show.

Re-generation will also be accompanied by a MACRO-Quodlibet catalogue, which maps down the evolution of Roman cultural scene. A large section will be dedicated to the artists included, presented with either a curatorial or critical text.

Image above: Marco Raparelli, La mia coscienza sociale, 2011, china su carta, 24 x 32 cm


Jean-Jacques du Plessis

Kake, 2011

acrilico su tela

250 x 200 cm


Matteo Nasini

Elementale, 2012

tecnica mista, dimensioni ambientali


Pino Pascali_03

Killer con scenografia, 1967

tecnica mista su cartoncino e acetato

25 x 35 cm