Lungo i fiumi di Babilonia

20/07/2011 - 15/01/2012
Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

An installation by the artist Chiara Castri on display in the area in front of the entrance to the Museo Barracco.

The installation “ Lungo i fiumi di Babilonia” by Chiara Castria is inspired by an Assyrian relief of the seventh century BC from the Palace of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. The spirit of the time and place, that evokes memories of fairy tale, is here represented by the deportation of a group of Babylonian captives in a landscape punctuated by palm trees. Heart of the sculpture is the image of a woman with a child, while her partner looks back in a gesture intended to convey poignant regret for the lost land.
Placed on the balcony outside the museum, overlooking Via dei Baullari, the work of great charm and considerable visual impact, presents a series of shapes in red sheet metal, anchored to the ground, about 3 meters high, reproducing the figures represented in relief.


Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
Opening hours

July 20, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 am - 7.00 pm.
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
Closed: Monday.

Entrance ticket

Lungo i fiumi di Babilonia” is placed in an area in front of the entrance to the Museo Barracco and is free of charge.

Admission to the museum:
Adults: € 5,50
Concessions: € 4,50.

Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults: € 4,50
Concessions: € 3,50.

Museo Barracco + Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi) + exhibitions included, from July 26 to October 2, 2011:
Adults: € 11,50;
Concessions: € 9,50;
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults: € 10,50;
Concessions: € 8,50;


Info: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm)

Exhibition|Applied Arts
Other information

Proposing Institutions: Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro storico - Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali

Zètema Progetto Cultura
Sponsored by

Banche tesoriere di Roma Capitale: BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Finmeccanica; Lotto; Vodafone

With technical contributions from

Atac; La Repubblica

Chiara Castria
Maddalena Cima

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