Tuesday 20 February 2018 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

Boom on Books. Irma Boom in conversation with Hou Hanru

Carlo Scarpa Hall
– admission €5; purchase of a ticket entitles holders to reduced price museum admission (€8) within one week of issue;
admission free for myMAXXI cardholders with the possibility of reserving places for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event, subject to availability of places

An opportunity to get to know and explore the work of one of the world’s leading book designers

Thanks to a collaboration with the American Academy in Rome, the Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, “The Queen of Books”, will be at MAXXI to discuss her collaborations with artists and architects. Boom generally performs three distinct roles (designer, editor and art director), investing ingenious techniques to achieve the desired result. Among others she has worked with Rem Koolhaas, De Appel, the contemporary art space in Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum. 50 of her books are included in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. In the era of the iPad and the Kindle, the Dutch designer continues to create marvellously designed traditional books.

Irma Boom is the Designer in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.

Irma Boom artist
Hou Hanru Director Artistico MAXXI

With the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands.