Japanese culture on show in Rome

Horiuchi MacAdam's work

ROME – As the arts scene gets back into swing after the long summer break the Japanese Culture Institute are running a series of free film showings.

The programme of 18 films explores working life in Japan through a collection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema. Runs until Dec. 11. A full programme of films can be found here. 

Japanese culture is also on display in the city this autumn as the work of acclaimed artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam goes on show as part of the eleventh edition of Enel Contemporary Installations. Horiuchi Macadam specialises in enormous, interactive, textile sculpture pieces. Her exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (MACRO), entitled “Harmonic Motion/ The Dragon’s Web,” runs until Dec. 31.

Also at the MACRO in the coming weeks is an exhibition by experimental German artist Tobias Rehberger. On display to the public will be previously unseen work, including many sketches and works on paper, from the last two decades. The exhibition runs until Jan. 11 2015.

Alongside the usual mixture of concerts and exhibitions this year, there will sadly be a much-reduced season of Opera after the resignation of artistic director and conductor Riccardo Muti. The Rome Opera House has been hit by strikes after performers and musicians were involved in contract disputes.The first two productions originally scheduled for autumn have been cancelled, and consequently there will be very little on offer until early 2015.

 Click here for further information on events in the city.