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.
Laura Cherubini discusses the developments in Italian art from the 1990s to the new millennium
Saturday 21 April, 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
Imagine leafing through a family album, steeped in the DNA of those artists who from the 1990s to the present have inhabited and continue to inhabit together the Italian and international art scene. To achieve this we’ll be forgetting the labels, the groupings and movements to concentrate on individuality, trace the profile of a polyphonic choir and reading between the lines of these stories to examine intense, significant works.
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).
11.30 – 13.00
19 May 2012 | Laura Cherubini