Teatrino scientifico di Franco Purini e Laura Thermes, Il meraviglioso Urbano, via Sabotino, 1979.
Thursday 21 September 2017 ore 19:00 - ore 20:30

Effimero con/temporaneo

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – admittance free subject to availability of places
myMAXXI cardholders may reserve places by writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event (10 places available)

The season of the ephemeral, cultural engagement and participatory art

The Estate Romana era was part of a phase in which the arts globally redefined the relationships with the museums, the urban space and the social fabric. From Rome to Florence, from the Paris of Jack Lang to the Los Angeles of Rucha, artists and architects were choosing the street and the landscape as the setting of choice for their battles. The ideological, creative and design equipment changed in relation to this new condition and redefined the role of architects and artists.

Focusing attention on the legacy of the “urban wonder” the meeting represents an opportunity to present and discuss three publications in particular: Estate Romana. Tempi e pratiche della città effimera by Federica Fava, a work by Léa-Catherine Szacka entitled Exhibiting the Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale which examines the crucial contribution made by the first architecture biennale to the culture of the ephemeral and, in conclusion, Arte a Firenze 1970 – 2015. Una città in prospettiva by Alessandra Acocella and Caterina Toschi.

Introduced by
Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura

Alessandra Acocella Associazione Culturale Senza Cornice
Federica Fava architectural historian
Léa-Catherine Szacka architect
Caterina Toschi Associazione Culturale Senza Cornice

Moderated by
Luigia Lonardelli curator MAXXI

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