Tuesday 2 July 2019, 19:00 - 22:00
Talk and premiere.

Alberto Garutti. Ai nati oggi

The streetlights of Piazza del Popolo are connected to the maternity ward of Policlinico Agostino Gemelli.
Every time the light blinks, it means a child is born.
The work is dedicated to that child and all the children born today in this city.

This is Alberto Garutti‘s ambitious project’s caption. He connected the square’s lampposts with the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS‘ maternity ward. Every time the light pulses it means a baby is born: the installation is dedicated to him (or her) and all the newly born that day in the city. 

Pushing a button on every birth’s occasion – by the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS’ ward staff – the lampposts light intensity will increase a bit for approximately thirty seconds before returning to its regular power.

H 7:00 pm MAXXI, Sala Carlo Scarpa – presentation
introduction
Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President
Giovanni Raimondi Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS President
Antonio Lanzone Women’s Healt Department Director, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Luca Bergamo Deputy Mayor of Roma

speakers
Alberto Garutti artist
Hou Hanru MAXXI Artistic Director
Monia Trombetta MAXXI Curator


H 9:00 pm Piazza del Popolo – installation visit
speakers
Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President
Hanru Hou MAXXI Artistic Director
Alberto Garutti artist
Giovanni Scambia Scientific Director, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Virginia Raggi Mayor of Roma


Project curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta
In collaboration with Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS 
Promoted by Comune di Roma
With the support of Acea and Areti