Tuesday 9 June 2015 - Tuesday 14 July 2015



A writer: Sandro Veronesi, a philosopher: Umberto Galimberti, an historian/journalist: Paolo Mieli and a rock star: Gianna Nannini. The protagonists of the first four events in the series ContemporaneaMente who on four Thursdays will be recounting their relationship with contemporaneity, interviewed by the journalists Pierluigi Battista and Piero Dorfles.

9 June, 20.15
Pierluigi Battista meets Paolo Mieli
MAXXI Auditorium, admittance €4

The historian explains how he sees Dino Risi’s film Il Sorpasso as representative, together with a number of films by Michelangelo Antonioni, of the leap from rural to contemporary and metropolitan Italy.

Paolo Mieli   /    Pierluigi Battista

Paolo Mieli. A journalist and historian, Paolo Mieli graduated in Contemporary History from the University of Rome with Renzo De Felice and Rosario Romeo. He currently runs a course in history at Milan University’s  faculty of Political Sciences. He has been the editor of La Stampa and Corriere della Sera and is currently the president of Rcs Libri.

30 June, 20.15
Pierluigi Battista meets Gianna Nannini
YAP Space

ContemporaneaMente will then return in the autumn. Future guests will include Andrea Camilleri, Ascanio Celestini, Antonio Pappano and Carlo Verdone.

ContemporaneaMente is a MAXXI project realised in partnership with Euro Forum Comunicazione and with the support of Gruppo Ars Medica.