Industrial space meets collective expression in the eternal city
Now in its 7th year, the Outdoor Festival’s mission is to promote and carry out the revival of neglected urban spaces in the city through art, music, and culture. After revamping the formerly industrial neighborhood of Ostiense through permanent public art installations, for the second year the festival has turned its attention to the military barracks, Ex-Caserma, on Via Guido Reni in the Flaminio district of Rome.
In collaboration with the Spanish, French, and Norwegian embassies as well as the Austrian Cultural Forum, the MAXXI museum, and more, artists hailing from all over the globe have been invited to to transform the neglected building through self-expression. The theme of their 2016 edition is “Beyond.” Bergen-based street artist AFK’s politically laced stencil works collide with New Yorker Craig Costello’s vibrant wall murals. The inflatable installations of British artist Filthy Luker brilliantly complement Frenchman Honet’s darkly whimsical illustrations. Visitors venture through the intricate drawn labyrinths of Joys and the geometric marvels of Felipe Pantone to arrive at the nature-inspired landscapes of muralist Tellas. Artists Fakso, Mobstr, Vlady, Virgilio Villoresi, Tundra, Kuril Chto, Sebas Velasco, and Xavier Annunzibai also breathe life back into the space.
Each Saturday is dedicated to a participating country: Russian night (1 Oct) features music by Itsu & Misak, Lapti and Lipelis, Norwegian night (8 Oct) hosts Prins Thomas and KARIMA, French Night (15 Oct) sees Parisian rap duo Cheeko & Blanka take the stage, Italian Night (22 Oct) stars Cosmo, Elektro Guzzi makes an appearance at Austrian Night (29 Oct), and Spanish Night (31 Oct) welcomes Saragozza Asalto Festival and Francesco Tristano.
A rich program of cultural events including movies every Sunday, four conferences, and a Vintage Market on the 23rd. DJ-sets and concerts round out the festival.
1-31 OCTOBER (from Fri to Sun)
Ex Caserma Guido Reni
Via Guido Reni, 7 (Flaminio)
Open weekends only. Exhibition opening time: Fri-Sun, midday-midnight.
Entry fee: €8
Concerts start at 9pm on Saturdays (ticket €8-15)