The Dark Side – Who is afraid of the Dark? at Musja (CLOSED)

The Dark Side – Who is afraid of the Dark? at Musja

Musja–the new private contemporary art museum in the heart of Rome–debuts with “The Dark Side”

Wednesday, October 9th marked the first exhibition opening of Musja – the brand-new private museum in Rome. The museum offers a unique artistic experience – combining a permanent collection of the twentieth century with temporary installations of contemporary art – in a small almost industrial-looking art space, rooted in the heart of Rome.

Musja preserves the precious cultural heritage and the vast collection of the founder Ovidio Jacorossi, composed of about 2500 works – including paintings, sculptures, design and furniture – which will be presented in rotation at dedicated exhibitions or as part of new exhibition projects with a careful look at the most innovative trends of the contemporary international scene.


The Dark Side – Who is Afraid of the Dark Exhibition at Musja
(1) Gregor Schneider, End of the Museum, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

“The Dark Side” Project, is organized into three themed exhibitions spanning over the next three years: “Fear of the Dark”, “Fear of Solitude”, and “Fear of Time”. The first of the three, curated by Danilo Eccher is appropriately titled: “Who is Afraid of the Dark?”. Featuring works from thirteen different international artists, the exhibit explores the dark side that exists within all of us and in all forms. The goal of their project is to encourage us to change our perception and to see the ‘dark side’ not as something negative that should be feared, but instead as something that could be exciting, positive, and empowering – like an obstacle to overcome.

The Dark Side – Who is Afraid of the Dark Exhibition at Musja
(7) Installation View: Monica Bonvicini, Belt Balls, 2015; BeltDecke #4, 2017. Courtesy the artist & König Galerie and Galleria Raffaella Cortese.

The works of art range from mixed media, installations, multi-sensory experiences and large scale-artworks. Most pieces were produced specifically for this exhibition, others are on loan from various institutions and galleries, including Jacorossi’s own personal collection. Each work of art is meant to entice the viewer and provoke reflection.


Via dei Chiavari, 7 (Campo de’ Fiori)

Opening hours:

Tuesday–Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am – 8pm

Entre fee: €11-13

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