Friday 27 September 2019, 15:00 - 20:30
Study day.

Maria Lai today

MAXXI Auditorium – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI cardholders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event

MAXXI has organised a day of study within the framework of the exhibition dedicated to Maria Lai on the occasion of the centenary of her birth. Said event, which will be entrusted to the words of critics and intellectuals, will be aimed at deepening the artist’s complex and fascinating career and retracing her life and research by analysing the compositional and poetic processes underlying the two macro-themes that typified her work: Being and Weaving.

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Greetings
Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President
Maria Sofia Pisu Maria Lai Historical Archive

Introduction
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi MAXXI Arte Director

Speakers
Giuliana Altea Sassari University
Maria Elvira Ciusa art historian and writer
Emanuela De Cecco Free University of Bozen
Anna Dolfi Florence University
Davide Mariani Director of Stazione dell’Arte, Ulassai
Anna Maria Montaldo Director of Area Polo Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milan
Piera Panzeri art historian
Maura Picciau Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Metropolitan City of Cagliari and the provinces of Oristano and South Sardinia
Elena Pontiggia Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
Guido Strazza artist

Moderators
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Arte
Luigia Lonardelli MAXXI curator


The end of the day will see the presentation of the film screening on Maria Lai, namely two days’ worth of films and documentaries to be shown in the Museum’s Videogallery on 28th and 29th September.