October 5, 2013: Day of Contemporary Art in Italy

Marzia Migliora

Marzia Migliora per la Nona Giornata del Contemporaneo, Aqua Micans, 2013 / Realizzata al Grande Cretto di Alberto Burri, Gibellina / Photo: Turiana Ferrara

Day of Contemporary Art

On Saturday, 5 October 2013, the 9th Giornata del Contemporaneo – the Day of Contemporary Art – will be held throughout Italy, to focus on the art of our times. The Day of Contemporary Art is the major annual event promoted by the AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art to focus on the art of our times and its public.

The major event conceived for contemporary art and its public is now in its ninth year. AMACI museums and participating art venues open their doors free of charge to present artists and new ideas through exhibitions, workshops, events and conferences, as part of a multifaceted program that, year after year, offers the public an opportunity to experience the complex and lively world of contemporary art. The initiative includes museums, foundations, galleries, artists’ studios, discussions, guided tours and workshops.

The Day of Contemporary Art merits special attention for the important role it intends to play in promoting our contemporary culture. An annual rendezvous on the contemporary art scene in Italy, the event has made it possible to sketch out a map of art today that encompasses not only metropolises but also small cities and towns that have long been very active, where museums have become cultural poles with the mission of presenting and giving value to the activity of contemporary artists.

This year’s image (above) has been created by Marzia Migliora, Aqua Micans, 2013, created at the site of the Grande Cretto di Alberto Burri, Gibellina. Each year an artist is invited to create an image for the event, continuing the successful project of entrusting an Italian artist of international merits, which in recent years has involved Michelangelo Pistoletto (2006), Maurizio Cattelan (2007), Paola Pivi (2008) , Louis Alders  (2009), Stefano Arienti (2010), Giulio Paolini (2011) and Francesco Vezzoli (2012).

Shouldn’t every day be a day of contemporary art? See the MAP of events.

To join the initiative, simply register at the AMACI web site as “GDC participant”.

For more information: giornatadelcontemporaneo@amaci.org


  • Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art ( Rivoli – Torino )
  • Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci (Prato )
  • CeSAC – Experimental Center for Contemporary Arts ( Caraglio – Cuneo )
  • Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts – Mother • Museum of Contemporary Art Donnaregina (Naples)
  • Civic Museums Foundation of Venice – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Ca ‘Pesaro (Venice)
  • Fish Foundation – Visual Arts Center (Pesaro )
  • Fondazione Torino Musei – GAM , Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (Turin)
  • Galleria Civica di Modena (Modena )
  • Gallery of Modern Art Achille Forti ( Verona )
  • GAMeC – Gallery of Modern Art and Contemporary Art, Bergamo (Bergamo)
  • YUM – National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rome)
  • National Institute for Graphics (Rome)
  • MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (Rome)
  • MAGA – Museum Art Gallarate ( Gallarate – Varese )
  • Mambo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna (Bologna)
  • Art MAN_Art Province of Nuoro (Nuoro )
  • Mart – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto ( Rovereto – Trento)
  • MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome)
  • Art Merano (Meran – Bozen )
  • Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Bolzano)
  • Museo del Novecento (Milan)
  • Marino Marini Museum (Florence)
  • MUSMA – Museum of Contemporary Sculpture Matera (Matera )
  • PAC – Pavilion of Contemporary Art ( Milan)
  • Fabroni Palace , Contemporary Visual Arts (Pistoia )
  • Superintendence for the Historical , Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and for the Museum of the City of Naples – Castel Sant ‘Elmo (Naples)


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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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