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29-31 october 2015




In collaboration with Puglia Sounds and Fondazione Musica per Roma


Text: Flavio Massarutto


Autors: Francesco Tullio Altan, Guido Crepax, Andrea Campanella & Hannes Pasqualini, Gaetano & Gaspare Cassaro, Stefano Casini, Igort, José Muñoz & Carlos Sampayo, Greta Panettieri & Jasmin Cacciola, Philip Paquet, Manuela Salvi & Maurizio A.C. Quarello, Lance Tooks, Jimmy Woodring.


Sequential narrative is rooted in the birth of cultures, and this helps explain both the popularity and diffusion of comic books today. You can talk about anything with comic books: all manner of stories and adventures, science and art. Jazz, a child of the twentieth century just like comics, is one very particular art. A style of music so laden with meaning and memories that it has influenced culture, costume, and all other forms of artistic expression. A look at the drawing boards of a few of the many Italian or non-Italian authors who wished to represent jazz, tells us that each line is a representation of jazz’s numerous nuances. There is no lack of examples in this exhibition of comics and jazz meeting amongst the hybrid ground of old and new media like animation, performance and the internet.

credits: Andrea Campanella & Hannes Pasqualini, Giètz! Tunué, 2010



08-27 november 2011


AuditoriumArte Parco della Musica, Roma


Curated by Elisabetta Pisu


Autors: Arturo Carmassi, Nicola De Maria, Piero Dorazio, Pablo Echaurren, Renato Mambor, Gastone Novelli, Mimmo Rotella


A comprehensive exhibition on the relationship between Italian art and jazz. Jazz has inspired the work of several Italian artists, as Renato Guttuso and his paintings on jazz, Michelangelo Pistoletto and such musicians as Tony Scott and Giorgio Gaslini or great comics artists as Guido Crepax, Francesco Tullio Altan and Gaetano Cassaro. The exhibition explores the exclusive relationship between jazz and Italian art focusing on abstract, conceptual and poignant works rather than on figurative ones.

credits: Renato Mabor, Coltivazioni Musicali, 2011



11-27 november 2010


Foyer – Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma


Paper canvas, mixed media


Curator: Antonio Vanni


Foyer – Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome


On display the original canvas created by artist Francesco Chiacchio for saxophonist Francesco Bearzatti’s tribute to Malcolm X. The exhibits include the 22 original canvas used for the video projections and other works conceived for the tribute to the Afro-American leader, plus 2 large mix-media works.

credits: Francesco Chiacchio, Cotton Club, X (Suite for Malcolm), 2010



06-27 november 2005


AuditoriumArte Parco della Musica, Rome


Curated by Mario Ciampà & Elisabetta Pisu


An exhibition on comics artist Guido Crepax, creator of the character Valentina, and his love for jazz, featuring the original 48 pages of the story “The Man from Harlem” dedicated to Charlie Parker; 10 pages from “Nobody” featuring Valentina with some of the greatest jazz interpreters; 2 pages from “Rembrandt and witches” with Valentina and Archie Shepp. Plus, LP covers designed by Crepax, as the original first one from 1954.

credits: Guido Crepax, Nessuno, Rizzoli, 1989


The history of jazz and cinema are connected by a series of amazing analogies: they both are collective arts, they have reconciled high and popular culture, artistic avant-garde and media.
“Visual Jazz“ aims at catching the trends and the evolution of jazz music on both the international and national level. Today the wide diffusion of new media, from Internet and social networks to the use of tools for reproducing and editing sounds and images, has generated a new creativity jazz is obviously influenced by.


12-30 october 2012


PAV, Progetto arti visive di Time in Jazz
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome


Multimedia project by the artist Nero Project/Antonello Fresu


European premiere


Curated by Giannella Demuro


“Offer your heart to me” is a project halfway between contemporary art and music consisting of an installation with several wide screen monitors playing videos of the various performances. Musicians, visual artists and dancers are invited to improvise using as a basic rhythm the beat of their own heart recorded live during the performance. Over forty artists – most of them are international renowned musicians – will participate to “Offrimi il cuore” that will premiere at 2012 Roma Jazz Festival. The multimedia exhibition catalogue will include criticism, photographs and clips on dvd.
Among the various performances we recommend: Mario Brunello, Uri Caine, Maria Pia De Vito, Hamid Drake, Pierre Favre, Paolo Fresu, David Gilmore, Trilok Gurtu, Tigran Hamasyan, Gianluca Petrella, Enrico Rava, Antonello Salis, Omar Sosa, Gianluigi Trovesi, Dahfer Youssef.
Initiative promoted by PAV – visual arts project by Time in Jazz, in collaboration with Roma Jazz Festival Jazz and Auditorium Parco della Musica, with the support of the cultural association Isolasenzatitolo.


credits: Offrimi il cuore, Nero Project/Antonello Fresu, 2012


23 november 2010


Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome


Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet
Curated by Antonio Vanni


Illustrazions by Francesco Chiacchio


Malcolm X Suite is the new work of Francesco Bearzatti composed for his Tinissima Quartet: a concert dedicated to the Afro-American leader and designed as a multimedia concept with the projection of the illustrations Francesco Chiacchio produced for the original music. It is a kaleidoscope of ideas and accents, constantly shifting from the most intimate and lyrical atmosphere to a rock, dance and hip hop sound, composed and arranged in order to highlight the expressive potential of four of the most inspired and versatile musicians on the international scene. Francesco Chiacchio’s Indian ink drawings projected on a screen produce a seamless alternation of transformations and superimpositions.



12 october 2012


Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome


Jacob Tv & Contemporanea Ensemble


JacobTV is one of the most interesting audacious artists on today’s musical scene. His website THE NEWS is a multimedia work that makes you laugh and cry at the same time, and has earned wide success in the US. Interviews with world’s leaders arranged as urban rap songs, live music synchronized with a remix of TV clips, shed new light on our world and its political and cultural leaders. As he harmonizes interviews with politicians – be them Obama or Berlusconi – and focuses on the fame and infamy surrounding us, JacobTV turns out being more hypnotic and interesting than Fox News or CNN.

credits: Jacob Tv, The News, 2012


Contemporary Art in the evolving city

First edition
13 – 28 november 2010 


Second edition
22 october – 22 november 2011 


In co-production with Nomas Foundation


With the support of: Invitalia – Agenzia nazionale per l’attrazione degli investimenti e lo sviluppo d’impresa, Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma


In collaboration with: Fondazione Musica per Roma, Teatro di Roma, Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Eur S.p.A., Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Università degli Studi Roma Tre.


How can the evolution of a city be told? How do you make room for modernity in a historically connoted urban texture? The works by international artists exhibited in Rome public places temporarily modify the urban landscape, breaking the usual relationship with public space through interventions that change the imaginary of those who usually attend those areas.
Temporaneo represents, through the language of art, the desire for change that reconfigures our cities in a contemporary perspective. It is an opportunity to rethink the concept of monument through a performative angle that temporarily remodels the places we live in.


Artists and works:
Francesco Arena, Torre, 2007, EUR Laghetto
Simone Berti, Untitled, 2008, Casa del Jazz
Sandrine Nicoletta, Barrel (unit), 2010, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Alberto Tadiello, LK100A, 2010, Auditorium, Parco della Musica


Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roma, 2011, Ponte della Musica
Flavio Favelli, Supervietato, 2011, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza – Ex Vetreria Sciarra
Claire Fontaine, Siamo con voi nella notte, 2011, Teatro India
Petrit Halilaj, They are Lucky to be Bourgeois Hens II, 2009, Auditorium Parco della Musica
Hans Schabus, Appostamento, 2011, Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

credits: Claire Fontaine, Siamo con voi nella notte, 2011, Teatro India Roma. Courtesy T293, Napoli/Roma