“SUPERSTUDIO 50” at MAXXI Rome

A major retrospective on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of one of the most influential groups in radical Italian architecture: SUPERSTUDIO 50, an exhibition conceived by Natalini, Toraldo di Francia and Frassinelli themselves, together with the curator Gabriele Mastrigli.

 

Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, Grand Hotel Colosseo 1969, fotomontaggio © MAXXI

Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, Grand Hotel Colosseo 1969, fotomontaggio © MAXXI

 

Transverse, metaphysical, indefinable, ever-new, ever outré, Superstudio is one of the most influential groups in Italian radical architecture, founded in 1966 by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, who were later joined by Gian Piero Frassinelli, the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Magris and Alessandro Poli. (more…)

“Highlights/Visions” exhibition at MAXXI Rome

Brilliant visionaries, anticipatory, destabilizing artists and contemporary architects with their very personal way of looking at and interpreting reality are able to shift our point of view and to lead us to a deeper understanding of what surrounds us.

 

Sou Fujimoto, Energy Forest © Sebastiano Luciano, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Sou Fujimoto, Energy Forest © Sebastiano Luciano, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

It is to the ability to observe reality and transform it into a subjective dimension, to the vision of six Italian and international artists and architects –Sou Fujimoto , Michelangelo Pistoletto , Paolo Soleri , Luca Vitone , Franz West and Chen Zhen-, to which MAXXI is dedicating the exhibition HIGHLIGHTS / VISIONS ( 11 March to 4 June 2016). The Highlights cycle is the opportunity to start a dialogue between selected works of artists and architects, on specific themes that will change from one exhibition to the next. (more…)

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

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

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…)

“Elogio della Luce” by Gianni Galassi at Fondation Wilmotte’s gallery in Venice

Thirty-six black and white images of rationalist buildings in Rome and its surroundings make architecture expresses itself through photography. As in a metaphysical painting, the city is depicted as both antique and modern, while the urban landscape evokes an inner world.

 

Photography by Gianni Galassi © All rights reserved

Photography by Gianni Galassi © All rights reserved

 

The Wilmotte Foundation’s gallery in Venice  inauagurated on the 6th of November a photography exhibition named Elogio della Luce” (“Praise of light”). The 36 black and white images of rationalist buildings in Rome and its surroundings, shot by Italian photographer Gianni Galassi, make architecture expresses itself through photography. As in the metaphysical painting tradition, the city is depicted as both antique and modern, while the urban landscape evokes an inner world, as some sort of self-portrait.

Elogio della Luce has been specifically designed for Wilmotte Foundation’s gallery in Venice, offering the opportunity to explore the development of historic cities through art and culture. The exhibition, curated by Laura Ginapri, will last until the end of February 2016. (more…)

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

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…)

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

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

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…)

Xaveer De Geyter “XDGA_160 EXPO” at Casa dell’Architettura in Rome

This exhibition presents ‘material evidence’ of the reality of XDGA, while at the same time embodying the working ethic of the office. It displays and documents built projects, urban studies and competition entries. In the exhibition, not the text nor the concept is preeminent – but the plan, the image and the model.

 

Silos-Tweewaters © XDGA
Silos-Tweewaters model © XDGA

 

The exhibition “XDGA_160 EXPO” will be open from February 18 and will run until  March 17 at “Casa dell’Architettura” in Rome. As inaugurating event Xaveer De Geyter will give a lecture at the venue this next Wednesday at 17.30 pm (free access) with the attendance of the co-curator Federico Matteis and Luca Garofalo, architect. (more…)