The Museo di Arte Contemporaneo (MACRO) in Rome presents works by Marc Quinn, the English artist who uses different media to investigate living forms.
Marc Quinn was born and lives in London. He began to work as a sculptor in 1984, and has participated in many exhibitions including: ‘Self’ at the Jay Jopling/Grob Gallery (London, 1991); ‘Young British Artists II’ at the Saatchi Gallery (London, 1993); ‘Sensation!’ at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 1997); and others at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery (New York, 1992) and the Fondazione Prada (Milan, 2000). Marc Quinn uses various media to explore ways of preserving living forms. Life and death, the real and the imaginary, are interwoven in his works. He has made sculptures for well-known Italian squares and for Trafalgar Square in London.
In publishing the MACRO catalogues, Electa is working alongside the Rome City Council on an important project showcasing contemporary art. The Museo di Arte Contemporanea offers 10,000 sq m of exhibition spaces in the former Peroni Brewery, redesigned by the French architect Odile Decq, who won the international competition for this project held in 1998. The other part of the MACRO, located in two pavilions in what was previously the slaughterhouse in the Testaccio district of Rome, has 3,000 sq m of space. The MACRO is not only a museum, but also a meeting place, a point of reference and promoter of dialogue on the contemporary art scene, whose programme features exhibitions by major artists; a workshop-studio for the new generations of artists, critics and curators, and an observatory on the most interesting research now being conducted.