PASTIFICIO CERERE IN ROME: INDUSTRIAL LOFT PARADISE
Pastificio Cerere is a contemporary art center located in a former corn & pasta factory built in 1905 in Rome. When the pasta production stopped in 1960, the place started to be used by artists of the San Lorenzo Group till 2004 when the Pastificio Cerere Foundation was established by Flavio Misciattelli with the scope to promote education, residence programs for young artists and curators, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and studio visits. Now the former factory is also home to art and graphic design studios, galleries, a school of photography, ISFCI, a restaurant called Pastificio San Lorenzo and, above all for all the design lovers, many stunning lofts adapted to host sculptors and painters’ ateliers. Artists such as Nunzio, Bruno Ceccobelli, Gianni Dessì, Giuseppe Gallo, Piero Pizzi Cannella and Marco Tirelli used to open their work spaces to the audience on request. Definitely a place to visit in Rome, check the exhibition agenda and book a visit to the many artist ateliers.
Pictures by: from top the ISFCI HQ, the building, Spazio Cerere lofts, artist ateliers: Ileana Florescu, Ottavio Celestino and Oliviero Rainaldi