Gianfranco Baruchello, Piccolo Sistema, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI, photocredit Giorgio Benni.
Friday 23 February 2018 ore 18:00 - 19:30

Auteur conversations.Gianfranco Baruchello

Galleria 1 – 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 by the day before the event, subject to availability of places.

A seminar exploring the work of the maestro and the installation Piccolo Sistema

The story of Piccolo Sistema – a work present in the museum’s permanent collection thanks to a donation by the artist and Carla Subrizi – begins with the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013, for which it was designed and created. On that occasion, the work was inserted within an itinerary that created dialogues between Italian artists of diverse generations. It stood out thanks to its extraordinary potency and topicality, creating an intimate, snug environment and rendering visible and real the artist’s private world, his most hidden and secret rooms. Piccolo Sistema is in fact a work that contains the entire poetic universe of Gianfranco Baruchello: a universe composed of signs and idioms that traverse the realms of utopia and dreams, the unconscious and the imagination, utilising codes that recounting the wanderings of the spirit and the mind.

The event is also an opportunity to present the publication Piccolo Sistema, the third issue in the series on the MAXXI Collections, designed to be an invaluable guide to Baruchello’s poetic through his own words.

A journey, a path along which the artist guides us in his visions and his imagination to complete that which the work does with signs.

Gianfranco Baruchello artist
Felice Cimatti writer and philosopher

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director MAXXI Arte

The Auteur Conversations project has been produced thanks to the support of MINI, a MAXXI Public Programs Partner