Presented in Rome Daniel Eime’s latest work “Taglio”
Last Saturday, April 9, was presented in Rome the first intervention of the Portuguese artist Daniel Eime in the city. The title of the work recalls a widely used expression in the markets and at the same time the technique and the wall composition. “Taglio” actually represents an old market vendor woman, with which Daniel Eime wanted to honor the market vendors.
The presentation to the city was the culmination of a morning organized by market operators MF2 and Together that includeda bike ride by the forgotten buildings of Flaminio district guided by Open House Roma and Riciclofficina Villaggio Olimpico.
The chosen building for the intervention was Market Guido Reni, example of a structure with high potential that will be suited for an advanced functional model of market.
The purpose of the last Forgotten intervention is to emphasize the importance of the market as a place of socialization by creating aggregational spaces (squares, hotspots), as well as new business dynamics (bookstores, craft shops, etc. ), as has happened in several European realities ”I want to express my appreciation for the intervention in the Guido Reni market within Forgotten project.” Words of Joseph Gerace, President of the Municipality of Rome II, “We have always supported all initiatives that would make the markets also meeting places, exchange and sharing. Spaces where culture and knowledge could interact with citizens’ daily lives. We thank the Forgotten project” concludes Gerace “that contributes, through its interventions, to improve public spaces.”
This intervention concludes the first edition of the project that will be exhibit from 14th April to 15th May at MACRO Testaccio, at Forgotten… (THE EXHIBITION), piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4, pavilion 9A.
Forgotten is an urban art project that aims to put in the spotlight some roman buildings that for reasons mainly related to the times, the expansion of the city, the changing of habits of the citizens have lost their function or have an uncertain future and risk to be “forgotten” despite of their central location.
Five urban artists of the Portuguese contemporary art scene, much appreciated in Europe and in the world, were invited to do their first artwork in Rome, on the facades of buildings selected in order to offer food for thoughts, both for the single building and the building type they represent.
This project, promoted by MACRo, is organized under the patronage of the Embassy of Portugal, the House of Architecture in Rome, the Cultural Department of the City of Rome with the help of the Embassy of Portugal, the Cultural Institute Camões, and the fundraising campaign.
Technical Sponsor: Tap Portugal, Silkprint, Birra del Borgo, Hurom
In collaboration with: Together, Open House Roma, Riciclofficina Villagio Olimpico
Pictures by Paolo Darra / Video by Leonardo Meuti
Curated by Hugo Dias and Alessandra Arpino