Rome

Rome

La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémoire

French Academy of Rome, Villa Medici
Viale della Trinità dei Monti, 1
May 28–August 30, 1998

The Villa Medici, home of the French Academy and its famed artists’ residency program, has long enjoyed a cloistered existence within Rome. This summer a host of artists (the list includes Michelangelo Pistoletto, Annette Messager, Lucius Burckhardt, Janet Cardiff, Bruna Esposito, and Eva Marisaldi) will open up the imposing sixteenth-century building and its exquisite gardens to the metropolis beyond in a series of installations. Curators Laurence Bossé, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist are organizing the show, which is the first installment of a project scheduled to take place over the coming three summers examining the relation between Rome and this little city within a city.