40 years on from his death, MAXXI is dedicating a major retrospective to him that studies and presents his versatility, starting out with an account of his architecture.
Il mondo di Altan raccontato con disegni originali, poster, illustrazioni, quadri, schizzi, tavole, libri e filmati.
A focus show on the architecture of Louis Kahn through the photographs of Roberto Schezen.
In the year of its 10th anniversary, MAXXI chooses to give great space to Italian creativity, by hosting the winners of the competition held by the MiBACT Italian Council.
For the first time, MAXXI dedicates a focus to a critic's archive, one of the most important intellectuals and writer of the last half-century, who died at the age of 87 in 2017.
A retrospective on the extraordinary theoretical and practical contribution of an “unusual architect”. On display materials from archives and collections from all over the world.
In occasione del decennale dalla scomparsa della studiosa, gallerista e collezionista, il MAXXI le rende omaggio con un focus nella sala del museo a lei dedicata.
In conjunction with the Museum’s 10th anniversary, celebrated on 30th May 2010, a great new re-installation has enhanced the museum with a new cluster of Italian artworks from the turn of the century.
Cinque appuntamenti per raccontare l’evoluzione di un linguaggio che ha saputo attraversare gli ultimi decenni di storia.
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Based on the measures laid down by the Italian Prime Minister’s decree the MAXXI will remain closed and its activities suspended until next April 3rd.
During this period we will continue to meet and discuss on our online channels, in the hope of seeing you again soon in the Musem’s halls.
for young people of between 14 and up to 25 years of age; for groups of at least 15 people and affiliated groups; accredited journalists with a valid press pass; FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano members; holders of Bibliocard – Biblioteche di Roma; holders of entrance tickets for the Museo Ebraico of Rome; holders of entrance tickets for La Galleria Nazionale; Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti members; Associazione Italiana Ambasciatori del Gusto members and relatives; holders of Pro Loco membership card.
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every Tuesday, access the museum at a reduced price, thanks to Enel . Valid until 15 March, on the occasion of “on the spiritual matter of art” exhibition.
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for young people between 14 and up to 25 years of age; for groups of at least 15 people and affiliated groups; accredited journalists with a valid press pass; FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano members; holders of Bibliocard – Biblioteche di Roma; holders of entrance tickets for the Museo Ebraico of Rome; holders of entrance tickets for La Galleria Nazionale; Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti members; Associazione Italiana Ambasciatori del Gusto members and relatives; holders of Pro Loco membership card.
present a ticket to the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and access the MAXXI at a reduced price. Furthermore, by presenting a MAXXI ticket at the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, you will have access to € 7 instead of 10. Valid until 15 March, on the occasion of the exhibition “on the spiritual matter of art”.
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The collections of the MAXXI art present themselves as a strong nucleus that witnesses the national and international artistic production
The MAXXI Architettura collections comprise all those artefacts and documents that, in various ways, represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture.
The Centro Archivi curates and manages the MAXXI's architecture collections and provides the possibility, inside the Sala Studio, to directly consult the documents and database of its twentieth and twenty-first century collections.
With the my MAXXI card experience the museum full time: unlimited and preferential access, reduced rates to participate to cultural programmes and educational activities
Abbiamo bisogno di poter contare su di una rete di sostenitori, per incrementare la collezione permanente, tutelare la conservazione delle opere e offrire e al nostro pubblico un programma culturale di qualità.
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Gallery 4 – admittance free for all from Tuesday to Friday and every first Sunday of the month
MAXXI is dedicating one of its galleries to a permanent display of its own collections. Through the presentation of thematic selections of works, continually evolving exhibitions will trace thematic itineraries exploring the museum’s collection.
This first exhibition, with over 30 works of art (paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs) and 21 architectural projects (drawings, models, photographs and miscellaneous documents recounting the story of each project), presents the MAXXI collection through works by the great masters of the 20th Century and young artists and designers, some exhibited for the first time.
The dynamic, immersive hanging allows the works to dialogue with one another, with Zaha Hadid’s fluid spaces and with the public. Thanks to surfaces and panels suspended from the ceiling and with the creation of a grid of new spaces and volumes, the public will in fact be able to enjoy the emotions of the work through 360° in an active and participatory experience.
Beyond the physical space: the MAXXI Collection is also virtual! With just a few simple gestures you can enjoy a unique and immersive experience through 3D viewers available in the Gallery 4. Observe in the most minute detail some of the most interesting architectural models not currently on display and explore the thinking of the great masters through their projects.
MAM – MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | Rio de Janeiro
July 5 – September 11, 2016
FONDAZIONE PROA | Buenos Aires
19 March – 5 June 2016
Mario Merz, Senza titolo (Triplo igloo), 1984 - 2002
The use of geometrical shapes and rules (whether Euclidean or derived from natural models) has long been, and still is, one of the most congenial approaches to the interpretation of a space and to the formal elaboration of a project. Architects have employed a compositional language derived from geometry and have adopted its laws – testing and sometimes stretching their potential, and even going so far as to deny their fundaments.
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Since architecture is by definition the art of spatial arrangement, it bears an essential and perspicuous relation to volume and to its own realization as three-dimensional bodies.
To architects, volume is the main vehicle of formal, conceptual, and functional contents. Volume stands for the identity of an architecture, defines the relation of a building to its context, and acts as the receptacle of intended functions.
A tendency to strive for essential forms and visual syntheses in the spatial collocation of volumes has also been prominent among artists.
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The superimposition and stratification of elements that are either harmonious or discordant points to compositional procedures that frequently occur in the creative process.
In works that touch upon even the most intimate domains of existence, artists have made recourse to the modes of composition by stratification, accumulation, and integration.
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The body is, by definition, the standard unit of measure in architecture. From Leonardo da Vinci to Le Corbusier, from Vitruvius to the present, architecture has always reckoned with the human dimension, in a challenge to adapt to the changing demands of life.
The body is a central theme in contemporary art, and forcefully came to the fore in the late sixties, raising issues at once political and social. A typical outcome of the period were performances and happenings, as occasions in which the body was made an instrument for direct communication with the public. Installations also create a setting in which viewers are made to bring their own body into a system of relations – an artistic mode staged frequently and in several guises on the contemporary creative scene.
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Enrico Del Debbio
Architectural composition spans a wide scale of magnitude, ranging from the urban and territorial dimension to the dimension of interiors and the smaller compositional details.
at the same time in Art you can move from ensemble to detail.
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