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Italian Embassy in Berlin Hosts Exhibition 'Villa Romana'

Exhibition Celebrates the Work of 20 Italian Artists in Different Forms From Video to Sculpture and Photography as Well as Other Artists From around the World

October 19th, 2015
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The Italian Embassy is currently playing host to an art exhibition ‘Villa Romana’. The exhibition opened to the public on September 17th and runs until November 30th hence there is still plenty of time to visit the event. The viewing was officially opened by the Italian Ambassador to Germany, His Excellency Pietro Benassi along with the Minister of State for Culture and Media, Professor Monika Grütters.


The works on show come from a wide range of mediums including video, paintings, photography and sculpture from twenty different artists. The exhibition itself has been curated by Angelika Stepken who is the director of the Villa Romana. The Italian Embassy is in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin to promote ‘young contemporary artists’ on the art scene in Berlin, from both Italy and elsewhere.

The name of the exhibition is a result of the location in which the idea was conceived, the Villa Romana in Florence which is a prestigious artistic center. The oldest art prize in Germany the Villa Romana Prize has been awarded since 1905 and is named after the art institution in Italy. The exhibition currently on display at the Italian Embassy includes the works of art which have been awarded prizes as well as works from young and upcoming artists on the contemporary art scene in Florence.

Artists with work in the exhibition include the Villa Romana Prize winners from 2015, namely Alisa Margolis, Johannes Paul Raether, Judith Raum and Anike Joyce Sadiq.

The exhibition is open every Monday and Thursday to the public, however registration is required in order to enter. For more information and to register please visit:

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Kitty Murnaghan, Berlin Global