The new presentation of the collection begins in the museum piazza and proceeds without interruptions on the ground floor.
The contradictions of the globalized world between limits and disintegration
On the occasion of his birth, an exhibition dedicated to the great historian, lecturer, critic, politician and designer and to the modern and contemporary Italian architecture he supported and promoted through his work.
The story of the Italian sound avant-garde through photographs, films, videos, historical posters, original LPs and audio contributions.
Tel Aviv and its architecture: an open-air museum of the most advanced international architecture of the 20th century.
The project of a digital museum that collects, stores and exhibits unrealized projects by the artists on-line.
A selection of videos on the occasion of Flux. Lithuanian festival of the art
A major exhibition uniting old masters and contemporary art.
È l’Esperanto, la lingua universale sviluppata alla fine dell’Ottocento, a ispirare la quinta edizione dell’evento che riunisce 17 tra le menti più innovative provenienti da tutto il mondo.
A guided tour of the Permanent Collection and the exhibition "Zevi's Architects. History and counter-history of Italian Architecture 1944-2000".
The relationship between art and the natural landscape in the history of some of the world’s leading contemporary art parks.
La storia di una giornalista e della sua vera e propria sfida alla malavita.
Un libro che raccoglie e racconta 14 anni di attività educative al museo.
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curated by Margherita Guccione
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic, MAXXI is presenting a group exhibition featuring shots by great Italian and international photographers who have focused on Italy: a poetic and yet documentary, socialand institutional “atlas” of the Italy of recent decades. On show are sublime and blighted landscapes, ideal cities and neglected suburbs, great architecture and marginal urban spaces.
The exhibition layout presents four sections, enriched by videos and photo projections and by the special project Inside Out by JR, installed in the museum square.
The exhibition opens with representations of the worlds of art, architecture, culture and fashion that underlie our national identity. The portraits of the artist of the Venice Biennale by Ugo Mulas and the photographs of Massimo Piersanti contained in the Graziella Lonardi Buontempo archive dialogue with architectural masterpieces photographed by greats such as Gabriele Basilico with the GIL building by Luigi Moretti in Rome. The constructions of the Foro Italico act as a backdrop to the fashion portraits of Giovanni Gastel that celebrate the Made in Italy phenomenon, while the images by Ferdinando Scianna, realised for the first Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign integrated anthropological research and fashion photography.
Tommaso Bonaventura Alessandro Imbriaco Fabio Severo, Fascicoli del maxiprocesso 1986-1987, 2012, Corleone, Palermo © Tommaso Bonaventura / Alessandro Imbriaco
This section includes the work by Armin Linke, Il Corpo dello Stato, in which the artist investigates the “secret” rooms of power, the physical places in which decision making power is exercised. In this reflection on public space and its use, Sicily stands as a mirror of the contradictions that are rife throughout the peninsular: the photographs of ecological protest by Letizia Battaglia confront the new forms of a mafia that is part of the system, insinuated in the municipalities, as testified by the project Corpi di reato by Alessandro Imbriaco, Tommaso Buonaventura and Fabio Severo, photographic documentation of the residences of members of mafia organizations found throughout Italy.
Luigi Ghirri, Riccione, 1984, da: Paesaggio italiano 1984, Collezione MAXXI
Sicily and Italy in general express a sublime, signified, pacific physicality. Certainly an image established in the collective imagination and frequently stereotypical. The gaze of a historic generation of photographers has focused on the relationship between this image and the post-modern panorama that has redefined the suburbs of our cities and above all from the 1980s onwards they have devoted themselves to rewriting the image of Italy: Luigi Ghirri, Mario Cresci, Guido Guidi. Another, equally intense, interpretation is that of Franco Fontana who offers an alienating and ecstatic vision of those landscapes.
Michele Borzoni,Concorso pubblico per 9 posti per educatore di asilo nido nel Comune di Firenze, presso l’Obi Hall. 2813 domande di partecipazione e 2174 affluiti. Firenze, 9 Maggio 2014 © Michele Borzoni / TerraProject
From the landscape to the body, in a return to man as the central element and the activator of forces and intellectual and productive energies. In the final section of the exhibition, the world of work is recounted in the historical testimony of Tano D’Amico and Paola Agosti (the strikes, the sit-ins, female labour), from the images of refineries by Paolo Pellegrin to the more recent images of public competitions documented by Michele Borzoni.