Thursday 1 January 1970



admittance €4; free when purchasing a museum entrance ticket

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.

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.

12 May, 20.15
Pierluigi Battista meets Sandro Veronesi
MAXXI Auditorium

The writer will be paying tribute to the revolutionary author David Foster Wallace who committed suicide in 2008. Veronesi will be talking about the novels The Broom of the System (1987) and Infinite Jest (1996) but above all about the American author’s last work, The Pale King, recently published posthumously in the United States.

Sandro Veronesi. A writer with a degree in architecture, Sandro Veronesi wrote his first novel, Questo treno allegro at 29 years of age. Over the following years he has published a further 13. His penultimate book, Caos Calmo, winner of the Strega Prize, was turned into the film of the same title by Antonello Grimaldi and starring Nanni Moretti. In his latest novel, XY, the mystery of a terrible massacre becomes a metaphor for what is happening in the world.

Director of MAXXI Art, Anna Mattirolo; the writer, Sandro Veronesi; Director of MAXXI Architecture, Margherita Guccione; the journalist, Pierluigi Battista – photo by Chiara Capponi

19 May, 20.15
Piero Dorfles meets Umberto Galimberti
MAXXI Auditorium

9 June, 20.15
Pierluigi Battista meets Paolo Mieli
MAXXI Auditorium

30 June, 20.15
Pierluigi Battista meets Gianna Nannini
YAP Space