Galleria Sala 1


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Right beneath one of Catholic Rome's holiest relics - the Scala Santa - lies a truly unique Roman institution, the non-profit gallery Sala 1. The stunning ex-basilica was restored and opened as an art centre in 1970 by priest-sculptor Tito Amodei. For almost 40 years it has been a pioneer in Rome's art world, hosting premières of young artists and groundbreaking international exhibitions, such as Moscow: Third Rome, Italy's first look at Russian artists of the perestroika era; Affinities, the first show of South African art, including the debut of William Kentridge; and the first retrospective for French performance artist Orlan, whose medium is her own body. Directed with energy and enthusiasm by American curator Mary Angela Schroth, the progressive programme is supported by private companies and individuals as well as public funding, allowing unlimited independence and freedom in its activities.

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Galleria Sala 1 details

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni 10

Area Rome

Transport Metro San Giovanni/bus 81, 85, 87, 186, 571, 850/tram 3.

Telephone 06 700 8691

Galleria Sala 1 website

Open 4.30-7.30pm Tue-Sat. Closed mid July-late Aug.

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