“The ephemeral on stage” an hommage to Estate Romana’s ‘Teatrino Scientifico’

August 23, 2017

Estate Romana -Roman Summer- was an initiative that took cultural activities out of their traditional homes into the streets, the archaeological sites, the parks and public space. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, MAXXI has partially reconstructed of one of its most iconic locations: the Teatrino Scientifico.

 

Interiors of the Teatrino scientifico by Franco Purini & Laura Thermes, Il meraviglioso Urbano, via Sabotino, 1979  © Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Teatrino scientifico by Franco Purini & Laura Thermes, Il meraviglioso Urbano, 1979 © Fondazione MAXXI

 

Forty years after its original installment, MAXXI remembers ‘Estate Romana‘ through the recontruction of one of it’s most symbolic structures: the Teatrino Scientifico of Franco Purini and Laura Thermes.

Under the name of “The ephemeral on stage“, MAXXI is presenting a project that, with a series of shows, conferences and workshops devoted to discussion of its heritage and its currency, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the Estate Romana and underlines the potential of cultural and artistic activities as primary instruments of the redevelopment of the city and the communities that inhabit it. (more…)

“Interiors” everyday living space at MAXXI Rome

May 18, 2017

MAXXI presents the exhibition “Interiors: rooms of everyday” as part of this spring’s Re-Evolution series. The show follows Italian architect’s approach to interior space and design through the work of 10 of the most celebrated architects from 1930 to today: Scarpa, Rossi, Cini Boeri…

 

FRANCIS ALŸS Sleepers II, 2001  © Photo: Maurizio Cecchetti, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

FRANCIS ALŸS Sleepers II, 2001 © Photo: Maurizio Cecchetti, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

What is there inside architecture? All you need to do is open a door, cross a threshold and you are inside the space, a space which architects have always been asked to tackle.

From 6 May to 29 October 2017 in the spaces of the Archives Centre, the exhibition INTERIORS. Le stanze del quotidiano (The rooms of the everyday) curated by Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architettura, and Elena Tinacci, recounts those interior spaces which we experience every day, as interpreted by 10 Italian architects. (more…)

“ROMA 20-25 – New Life Cycles for the Metropolis” at MAXXI Rome

January 6, 2016

The exhibition opening at MAXXI is the result of an international workshop comprising twelve Italian and thirteen international universities whose task was to produce readings, visions and projects for the Rome of the future.

 

Politecnico di Torino. “ROMA 20-25 – New Life Cycles for the Metropolis” © MAXII

Politecnico di Torino. “ROMA 20-25 – New Life Cycles for the Metropolis” © MAXII

 

A new map of the metropolitan city was developed, identified as being the vast perimeter of Rome’s social and economic life today, starting from a diagram that goes beyond the administrative boundaries centered around the area of the Palatine Hill, a quadrilateral measuring 50 km per side. (more…)

New adquisitions on “Libera e permanente” at MAXXI’s Collection

December 11, 2015

The exhibition features over 30 works of art 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.

 

MAXXI Collezione. AldoRossi, Cimitero di Modena © MAXXI

MAXXI Collezione. AldoRossi, Cimitero di Modena © MAXXI

 

MAXXI is dedicating one of its galleries to a permanent – and free for all from Tuesday to Friday – 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.

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. (more…)

Maurizio Nannucci’s “Where to start from” at MAXXI Rome

August 31, 2015

The exhibition explores, with works both early and recent, the importance and the central position of Nannucci’s artistic research. Two new installations were made for this occasion, including the sound installation Sound Samples and More Than Meets the Eye, a large-scale work for MAXXI’s facade which, thanks to Amici del MAXXI, will join the museum collection.

 

Maurizio Nannucci, "Where to start from" © Photo Musacchio & Ianniello

Maurizio Nannucci, “Where to start from” © Photo Musacchio & Ianniello

 

From June 26 to October 18, 2015 MAXXI dedicates to Maurizio Nannucci, one of the most important names in Italian contemporary art from the 1960s to the present time, a major exhibition entitled Where to Start From, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. (more…)

Fondazione MAXXI to host preparation party for Outdoor Festival 2015

July 30, 2015

MAXXI Roma is hosting this evening, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area.

 

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

MAXXI Roma is hosting this afternoon, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area. (more…)

Dynamic and technological: explore Maurizio Sacripanti’s entry for EXPO Osaka ’70

July 24, 2015

The italian architect’s entry for the 1970 Italian Pavilion is a space in movement, pulsating, enclosed by an envelope that mutates in an unpredictable, living way.

 

Expo Osaka '70. Maurizio Sacripanti © MAXXI

Expo Osaka ’70. Maurizio Sacripanti © MAXXI

 

A structure in movement in which time becomes a fourth dimension, a sequence of unpredictable volumes, oscillating metal panels that create ever-new spaces: this was the pavilion conceived by Maurizio Sacripanti for Expo 1970 in Osaka.

An innovative project contemplated by MAXXI 35 years later on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015 by presenting “Maurizio Sacripanti. Expo Osaka ’70” curated by Carlo Serafini and Esmeralda Valente. (more…)

“Olivo Barbieri. Images 1978-2014″ Retrospective at MAXXI

July 19, 2015

The exhibition is a retrospective that retraces Barbieri’s themes and research, through over 100 works and seven sections, illustrating the photographer’s career from the late 1970s to the present.

 

"Site Specific Houston" © Olivo Barbieri

“Site Specific Houston” © Olivo Barbieri

 

MAXXI Museum in Rome is hosting a retrospective exhibition on Olivo Barbieri, one of Italy’s certainly most acclaimed contemporary photographers for his pictures of cities, urban scenes and  technical experimentation. The exhibition takes form around a quote by Barbieri himself, designed as an itinerary for a critical, new and annotated interpretation of the work of this renowned artist. (more…)

“Lina Bo Bardi in Italy”, a retrospective at MAXXI Roma

December 22, 2014

Celebrating the centenary of Lina Bo Bardi’s birth, the exhibition tells the story of the architect’s youth between Italy and Brazil.

MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo. Photo montage and drawing by Lina Bo Bardi as concept development, 1957-1968. © Arquivo ILBPMB

MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo. Photo montage and drawing by Lina Bo Bardi as concept development, 1957-1968. © Arquivo ILBPMB

 

Before her arrival to Brazil accompanied by her husband, Pietro Maria Bardi, Lina Bo had already made a name for herself in Italy thanks to her work as an architect in Milan with the collaboration of Gio Ponti and Carlo Pagani. Those early years following her graduation in Rome in 1939 and the difficult times during the War are the ones in focus at the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi in Italia” organised by MAXXI Architettura in collaboration with Domus and the Instituto Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi, which will be open from December 19 to March 15th 2015.

 

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