At the new palazzo rhinoceros, the headquarters of Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti, Michelangelo’s Adolescent is on show until March 10th, 2019

Michelangelo’s Adolescent, on loan from Saint Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, is exhibited in Rome for the first time, at palazzo rhinoceros (via dei Cerchi 21), thanks to a three-year agreement between Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti and the prestigious Russian museum, aimed at increasing cultural relationships between Russia and Italy. Michelangelo’s masterpiece will be on show until March 10th, 2019; free admission.

Michelangelo’s Adolescent, Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti (Photo Getty Images)

Alda Fendi writes: “Impeccable shape, strength of a pensive and discouraged adolescent. An almost fetal position, to listen to the heartbeats of a reborn world. The young strength of the natural absolute. Rethinking Michelangelo as a concentric force of remote subconscious that will mark a life. Living to embrace the music of the non-finite. Antithetical hypothesis to infinity.”

Michelangelo’s Adolescent, Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti (Photo Getty Images)

Palazzo rhinoceros, conceived by Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti, inaugurated on October 11th 2018, is a new cultural space obtained from a historic building of the 17th century, between the Arch of Janus and the area of the Roman Forum, dedicated to host exhibitions, multimedia installations, performances and art experiments.

Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti, palazzo rhinoceros (Photo courtesy of ‘The Rooms of Rome’)

Palazzo rhinoceros, in addition to exhibition spaces, hosts The Rooms of Rome, twenty-four apartments for short or long stays, and Caviar Kaspia Roma, a restaurant with three panoramic terraces overlooking the monuments of the Forum Boarium, the Palatine Hill and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti, palazzo rhinoceros (Photo Roland Halbe per AJN)

The renovation project of the historic building is by French architect Jean Nouvel while Vittorio and Francesca Storaro have designed the lighting of the Arch of Janus and Michelangelo’s Adolescent. [Text Arianna Callocchia]

Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti, palazzo rhinoceros (Photo Roland Halbe per AJN)