The increase of the collection has been carried out through purchases, donations and the development of a direct production, as result of prizes, scholarships and project commissions. These different procedures have allowed the creation of a collection that takes notice of the most different researches of recent years. Moreover, the works of important Italian and foreign artists of the XX century’s last four decades have been purchased in order to ensure the continuity between the most recent production and past experiences.
The MAXXI Art collections are made up of more than 400 works that testify to the international artistic production.
Paintings, installations, video-art, sculptures, net-art and photographies thus form a nucleus of works in which the research of emerging artists interacts with that produced, between the sixties and 2000, by some of the most significant Italian and foreign artists of the period, such as Alighiero Boetti, Francesco Clemente, William Kentridge, Mario Merz, Gerhard Richter.
MAXXI is partner of Google Cultural Institute and joins Google Art Project, a digital platform making 55 works from the museum collection and, thanks to the ultra-high 7 Gigapixel definition, every detail of Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa to be explored.
Thanks to the Google Art Project’s Open Gallery you can examine every detail of the work: the loose weave characterising the first embroideries, the diverse hands of the embroiderers, the shades of colour in the hundreds of threads making up this universe.
Find out the Boetti’s work as never seen before