The Histories of Art return: a series of discussions of the history of contemporary art designed to investigate the past 50 years of Italian art together with its protagonists and the ideas that revolutionised the ways of making and observing art.
From January to May on the third Saturday of each month, gallery owners, curators and art critics will invite the general public to the MAXXI to learn about the neo-avant-gardes, conceptualism and Arte Povera, postmodernism and art in the 21st century.
The talks are not only lessons on contemporary art, but the stories of the leading figures of extraordinary exhibitions that defined the history of contemporary Italian art.
Saturday 20 April, 11.30 – 13.00
Art&New Media with Paolo Rosa
tickets €4 – free* for holders of the my MAXXI card
(*based on availability of seating; tickets must be claimed no later than 11.15 on the day of the event)
Between the Sixties and Seventies of the last century, art encountered the principal artificer of what has been defined as the “perfect crime of reality”: television. Thus began an almost 40-year story of research and breathless chasing of the unstoppable evolution of technology. In the era dominated by television and the new media, art, a certain part of art, takes on the responsibilities of a detective: it investigates, experiments, transforms the clues into pure antibodies of a system as perverse as it is seductive, and regenerates poetry on the basis of these very techniques, from the same device.
h 11.30 – 13.00
18 May | Art&Criticism with Michele Dantini