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 an exhibition: Laura Cherubini and Aperto ‘93
Saturday 19 May, 11.30 – 13.00
Admittance €4 – free for holders of the my MAXXI membership card while places are available; tickets must be picked up by 11.15 on the day of the event
After Aperto ’93 Emergency/Emergenza exhibitions were never to be the same again. At the XLV Venice Biennale, Helena Kontova and Giancarlo Politi adopted for the first time the innovative system of the exhibition within an exhibition. Thus opened the era of the curators, with the 13 sections of the exhibition entrusted to emerging critics who subsequently became extremely well-known. An important example of artistic and critical pluralism around the most pressing of contemporary themes. A story devoted to recounting the organization and the consequences of this extraordinary exhibition.
Laura Cherubini is a lecturer in the History of Contemporary Art at the Brera Academy and the vice president of the MADRE Museum. As an art critic she contributes to daily newspapers and specialist periodicals, in particular Flash Art. In 1990, she curated the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and won the Carluccio Prize for young critics. Between 2005 and 2007 she was the head of the contemporary art programme at the National Graphic Institute. She is a member of the archives of Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Fabio Mauri and Alighiero Boetti. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Dino De Dominicis (Nice, Villa Arson; Turin, Fondazione Merz; New York, MoMA PS 1, 2007-2008) and the cycle Dialogues with the City (Rome, MAXXI, 2008-2009).