MAXXI Rome presents “African Metropolis. An imaginary city”

An exhibition as a journey through a non-existent city capable of recounting the composite, heterogeneous and stratified identity of the contemporary metropolis. An exhibition challenging our idea of the metropolis, which uses the intensity and richness of African art to highlight the beauty and the contradictions of the world of today. 

 

Hassan Mousa La multiplication des éclairs au large de Lampedusa  Ink on textiles 241 x 223 cm  2016  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Maïa Muller photo credits Rebecca Fanuele

Hassan Mousa La multiplication des éclairs au large de Lampedusa Ink on textiles 241 x 223 cm 2016 Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Maïa Muller photo credits Rebecca Fanuele

 

The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – DGMO, main partner Eni, is part of a broader project strongly supported by Giovanna Melandri, President of the Fondazione MAXXI, dedicated to the vitality of the artistic scene of a continent expanding amidst contradictions and open wounds and is also in line with the museum’s research that sees art and culture as instruments of dialogue and cultural diplomacy. The project also features the exhibition road to justice (22 June – 14 October 2018), curated by Anne Palopoli, a reflection on the complexity of the continent, its suffering, its memory, its possible future scenarios, and a rich programme of encounters with artists, architects and writers, film, dance and live music. (more…)