MAXXI is dedicating one of its galleries to a permanent – and free for all from Tuesday to Friday and every first Sunday of the month – display of its own collections.
On the occasion of the 15th year anniversary, the exhibition of the finalists has been enriched with a documentary section devoted to the eight previous editions
Between tradition and innovation the architecture of the Japanese house recounts an entire culture
Not far from the celebration of her eighty years, MAXXI pays tribute to the author from Palermo with a major exhibition.
26 artists and over 50 works present prison as a metaphor for the contemporary world and the contemporary world as a metaphor for prison.
An investigation of the multiple and deep-rooted motivations that link the architect and designer Carlo Scarpa to Japan, on the occasion of the exhibition The Japanese House.
Drawings, projects and objects that reveal the great Portuguese architect’s relationship with the sacred, in dialogue and contraposition with the museum spaces
A round-the-world trip from North to South, by way of the projects of eight international designers.
A project designed to encourage people to overcome stereotypical ways of looking at “the other” and to interact with them in public spaces
Experience the museum with its exhibitions and events for an entire year
MAXXI and important national institutions are networking and collaborating to promote, support and spread the culture of modern and contemporary art in Italy
Film rivelazione del 2016, Golden Globe come miglior film drammatico
Screening of the documentary film and Letizia Battaglia in conversation with Franco Maresco.
A seminar devoted to an icon of architectural modernity projected by Le Corbusier.
A workshop on the museum’s Permanent Collection: have fun learning English through contemporary art with mother-tongue educators!
Tra i primi grandi successi di Ozu, il film, in anteprima italiana in sala, è accompagnato dal vivo da un ensemble dell’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Luigi Boccherini di Lucca
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The collections of the MAXXI art present themselves as a strong nucleus that witnesses the national and international artistic production
The MAXXI Architettura collections comprise all those artefacts and documents that, in various ways, represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture.
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Gallery 4 – admittance free for all from Tuesday to Friday and every first Sunday of the month
MAXXI is dedicating one of its galleries to a permanent display of its own collections. Through the presentation of thematic selections of works, continually evolving exhibitions will trace thematic itineraries exploring the museum’s collection.
This first exhibition, with over 30 works of art (paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs) and 21 architectural projects (drawings, models, photographs and miscellaneous documents recounting the story of each project), presents the MAXXI collection through works by the great masters of the 20th Century and young artists and designers, some exhibited for the first time.
The dynamic, immersive hanging allows the works to dialogue with one another, with Zaha Hadid’s fluid spaces and with the public. Thanks to surfaces and panels suspended from the ceiling and with the creation of a grid of new spaces and volumes, the public will in fact be able to enjoy the emotions of the work through 360° in an active and participatory experience.
Beyond the physical space: the MAXXI Collection is also virtual! With just a few simple gestures you can enjoy a unique and immersive experience through 3D viewers available in the Gallery 4. Observe in the most minute detail some of the most interesting architectural models not currently on display and explore the thinking of the great masters through their projects.
Mario Merz, Senza titolo (Triplo igloo), 1984 - 2002
The use of geometrical shapes and rules (whether Euclidean or derived from natural models) has long been, and still is, one of the most congenial approaches to the interpretation of a space and to the formal elaboration of a project. Architects have employed a compositional language derived from geometry and have adopted its laws – testing and sometimes stretching their potential, and even going so far as to deny their fundaments.
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Since architecture is by definition the art of spatial arrangement, it bears an essential and perspicuous relation to volume and to its own realization as three-dimensional bodies.
To architects, volume is the main vehicle of formal, conceptual, and functional contents. Volume stands for the identity of an architecture, defines the relation of a building to its context, and acts as the receptacle of intended functions.
A tendency to strive for essential forms and visual syntheses in the spatial collocation of volumes has also been prominent among artists.
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The superimposition and stratification of elements that are either harmonious or discordant points to compositional procedures that frequently occur in the creative process.
In works that touch upon even the most intimate domains of existence, artists have made recourse to the modes of composition by stratification, accumulation, and integration.
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The body is, by definition, the standard unit of measure in architecture. From Leonardo da Vinci to Le Corbusier, from Vitruvius to the present, architecture has always reckoned with the human dimension, in a challenge to adapt to the changing demands of life.
The body is a central theme in contemporary art, and forcefully came to the fore in the late sixties, raising issues at once political and social. A typical outcome of the period were performances and happenings, as occasions in which the body was made an instrument for direct communication with the public. Installations also create a setting in which viewers are made to bring their own body into a system of relations – an artistic mode staged frequently and in several guises on the contemporary creative scene.
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Enrico Del Debbio
Architectural composition spans a wide scale of magnitude, ranging from the urban and territorial dimension to the dimension of interiors and the smaller compositional details.
at the same time in Art you can move from ensemble to detail.
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