“Genius Loci TTOZOI” Exhibition at Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese | June 6 – September 15, 2024

Rome, May 27, 2024 – The artistic duo of Stefano Forgione (1969) and Giuseppe Rossi (1972), known collectively as TTOZOI, will showcase their latest exhibition, “Genius Loci TTOZOI,” at the Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese from June 6 to September 15, 2024. This event is promoted by Roma Capitale and the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, and organized by WEM Gallery, with museum services provided by Zètema Progetto Cultura.

Curated by Gianluca Marziani, the exhibition highlights the experimental work completed by the duo at three UNESCO World Heritage sites, iconic symbols of Italian culture: the Royal Palace of Caserta (November 2017), the Amphitheater of the Pompeii Archaeological Complex (December 2017), and the Colosseum (June 2022). In these historic locations, TTOZOI employed a unique creative process involving genetically modified transformation in painting. They placed untreated canvases in these environments, allowing dust and microorganisms (mold) to settle on them. The formation was then arrested using specific reagents once the artists deemed the creative act complete.

Through this collaborative process, which balances chance and control, the artists aim to “capture” the soul of each site—the humus, its unique and unrepeatable vital essence. This essence is transferred onto the canvas, allowing the textures to naturally and spontaneously permeate, ultimately becoming perceivable colors to the observer. In this manner, nature itself intervenes on the canvas, acting as a new, unpredictable creator. Together, canvas and nature form elements that, though seemingly “simple,” possess the power to crystallize the very essence of reality.

The exhibition will feature 30 artworks. Additionally, display cases along the exhibit path will showcase the creative and developmental process of the Genius Loci series, with some creation taking place directly within the Museo Carlo Bilotti.


Genius Loci TTOZOI

June 6 – September 15, 2024

Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese

Via Fiorello La Guardia, 6 and Viale dell’Aranciera, 4 – 00197 Rome


  • Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Admission: Free access to the exhibition and the museum


  • Roma Capitale
  • Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

Curated by: Gianluca Marziani

Organized by: WEM Gallery

Museum Services: Zètema Progetto Cultura


Lisbeth Thalberg
Lisbeth Thalberghttp://lisbeththalberg.wordpress.com
Journalist and artist (photographer). Editor of the art section at MCM.
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