The Histories of Art, a series of seminars on the history of contemporary art from the last 50 years, organised around chronological and thematic issues, is returning to MAXXI.
Gallerists, curators and art critics meet the public to discuss the Neo-Avant-Gardes, Conceptualism and Arte Povera, Post-Modernism and the art of the new Millennium. Not simply lectures on contemporary art, but the stories by those protagonists who with extraordinary exhibitions have marked the history of Italian contemporary art.
I’ll tell you about an exhibition: Achille Bonito Oliva and Contemporanea
Saturday 21 January, 11.30 – 13.00
Admittance €4 – free for holders of the my MAXXI membership card while places available, tickets must be picked up by 11.15 on the day of the event
Ten thematic sections: art, film, theatre, architecture, photography, music, dance, artist’s books and records, visual poetry and alternative information.
It was in 1973 that Contemporanea opened in Rome, an event of fundamental importance in Italian and international exhibition history. Conceived and curated by Achille Bonito Oliva along with a team of experts and staged in the new underground car park at Villa Borghese, the show examined the state of things and presented the leading figures of international culture.
Achille Bonito Oliva is an art critic and teaches the history of contemporary art at La Sapienza University’s faculty of architecture. He is the cultural curator of the Incontri internazionali d’arte and an arts consultant for the Orestiadi Foundation of Gibellina. He has curated numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including Minimalia (1997), Gino de Dominicis. The Immortal (2010), and he was the general curator of the 45th edition of the Venice Biennale (1993). His publications include L’Ideologia del traditore, Milan, 1976, and he edited the catalogue Gino de Dominicis. L’Immortale, Milan, 2010.
11.30 – 13.00
18 February 2012 | Angela Vettese
17 March 2012 | Germano Celant
21 April 2012 | Laura Cherubini
19 May 2012 | Laura Cherubini