MACRO Testaccio is located in the same complex that was home to a slaughterhouse during the19th century, in a neighbourhood that has, in recent years, begun to stand out for the richness and variety of its cultural and artistic events, mainly targeted at young audiences.
The original buildings, that characterise the whole architectural complex, built by Gioacchino Ersoch between 1888 and 1891, bear witness to the transition from Classic to modern architecture and provide a significant historical example of late 19th century industrial, monumental and rational architecture. The combination of modern and original structures has led to the Slaughterhouse being considered as one of Rome’s most important industrial buildings, as well one of the more interesting examples of “industrial archaeology” to have survived.
In 2002, two buildings inside the Slaughterhouse complex, which has a total surface area of 105,000 square metres, including a covered area of some 43,000 square metres, were assigned to MACRO specifically to encourage and disseminate an interest in and appreciation for contemporary art. 2003 saw the creation of MACRO Future (today MACRO Testaccio), since when art exhibitions have been a regular feature in one of the buildings, whilst the second building has only been fully functioning since 2007.
In line with the dynamic character of the neighbourhood and the massive presence of youngsters during the evenings, MACRO Testaccio opens from 4.00 pm to midnight every day, except Monday. Thanks to the size and the particular way in which space is distributed in this complex, it is particularly suitable as a venue to show important national and international artistic works that represent modern visual art today and the fusion of different languages.
Nuovo MACRO and MACRO Testaccio are getting ready to become the face of a multi-faceted cultural centre in which the very best artistic expressions of contemporary art, both Italian and international will be able to establish themselves in an increasingly determined manner.
Intero € 4,50
Ridotto € 3,50
entry fee € 4,50
reduced € 3,50