Events of Dorothy Circus Gallery during Rome Art Week
Dorothy Circus Gallery is a space dedicated to pop surrealism and new tendencies of figurative arts.
Opened in Rome in 2007, the Gallery was born “on the boundaries between New York and Wonderland”. For the first time within Italian contemporary art, artists such as Jonathan Viner, Ron English, Sas & Colin Christian, Camille Rose Garcia, Alex Gross, Joe Sorren, Tara McPherson, James Jean, Miss Van, Kazuki Takamatsu and many others have been brought into the spotlight.
In 2011 the Gallery opened its new venue in the historical center of town, raising its curtain once again on its prestigious program dedicated to Pop Surrealism and Urban Art.It is also thanks to this wonderful location in the heart of Rome that D.C.G. confirms itself as an ideal location to host the restless mood of these seductive artistic currents.
While keeping the charming style of its “First Circus,” the Gallery also adds a touch of luxury with the bookshop decorated in white velvet and dedicated to the artists monographs.
It offers an exclusive display of limited edition prints and rare art toys, creating an exhibition hall which reminds the viewer of the settings of Tim Burton’s Alice. One of the Gallery’s core concepts is to propose high quality events based on specific themes involving literature, music and costume.
Dorothy Circus Gallery, selected by Juxtapoz magazine as one of the top 100 world’s galleries is now a leading European centre for pop surrealism. The Gallery and its Artists are often reviewed by major newspapers and television channels and have numerous collaborations with the most renowned international galleries and institutions.
Dorothy Circus Gallery and its director Alexandra Mazzanti have taken care of the major retrospective exhibition “Pop Surrealism: What a Wonderfool world”, held in 2010 at the Museum of Palazzo Collicola in Spoleto, and numerous other exhibitions at various Italian museums such as L’Acquario Romano – Casa dell’ Architettura, and Palazzo Valentini in Rome, and the retrospective solo exhibition “the Trouble with Angels” at Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana in Turin, dedicated in 2014 to the leading digital art canadian artist Ray Caesar, whose D.C.G. is the only representative in Italy.
From 2013 the D.C.G. has launched an innovative “Social Related Art Project” titled “Spray for your Rights”, involving artists, audience and the town council of Roma Capitale on important social and cultural issues, such as Cohabitation, Minority Rights and the Protection of the Environment. The first major intervention has led to the making, by the renowned Brazilian urban artist Eduardo Kobra, of a gigantic and photorealistic mural dedicated to Pakistani Female Activist and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, on the external facade of the M.A.A.M. in Via Prenestina – Rome. The second recent step, dated November 2014, made by the Belgian ROA, one of the most important street artist worldwide, is dedicated to the sad story of the bear Daniza, with the making of a black and white “old school” wall at the Mercato Vittoria in Prati – Roma.
Thanks to its international fame and esteem, Dorothy Circus Gallery is not only committed to bringing Italy the most famous artists from the international pop surrealism and urban art scene, but is also in search for new Italian, European and Eastern talents. Dorothy Circus Gallery publishes many catalogues of its shows. Some of them edited by Drago Publishing and distributed all over the world.
Here at Dorothy Circus Gallery, our goal is to display the forerunners of the new figurative avant-garde language. This movement is kinetic and sustained by our artists’ style, which strengthens the collective life of the gallery