A renewal at the heart of the museum with a new set- up of the permanent Collection
Three great photographers recount a changing landscape
A delicate, rigorous and wise recount of an Italy emerging from the ashes of the Second World War.
A captivating site-specific project in which historic works alternate with more recent sculptures and installations.
A review that ranges from the low-cost housing projects of the post-war years to new experimental and sustainable ways of inhabiting the planet
The masterpieces of the IVAM collection.
A fitting tribute to an artist who created, ahead of the latest research into relational art, a language combing sensibility, local traditions and global codes.
The documentary, directed by Jesùs Garcès Lambert, simultaneously on National Geographic and at the Museum for the World Refugee Day.
An insight on 1980 exhibition which started the international debate on post-modern
A new focus presentation of the MAXXI archives this time featuring a great photographer
Tra esperienza reale e fruizione digitale il progetto “Flashing and flashing!” espande lo spazio espositivo.
A day to celebrate music together with impromptu performances and the Le Quattro Stagioni by I Solisti Aquilani.
Un appuntamento di attivazione delle carte di Maria Lai Luoghi dell'arte a portata di mano dedicato a chi voglia giocare con l'arte.
Un percorso guidato alla Collezione permanente e alla mostra Maria Lai. Tenendo per mano il sole.
Un appuntamento di lettura dedicato a tutta la famiglia per scoprire insieme le fiabe cucite di Maria Lai.
Una giornata di studio, riflessione e confronto sul Manifesto Art Thinking promossa da ARTEPRIMA nonprofit.
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Galleries 1 and 3 and the museum piazza
curated by Hou Hanru and Giulia Ferracci
“Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent”.
Exodus 7, Bible
The title of an exposition so eschatological refers to the famous Bible passage telling the miracle in which a rod is turned into a serpent. The entire show is designed as an exodus, a migration of power and knowledge, and a process of liberation and emancipation from our conventional social and cultural values.
After founded one of the most important Chinese artistic avant-garde movements, the artist brings into question the rationalist and anthropocentric hegemony of a humanity that has become increasingly detached from its origins.
Bâton Serpent examines include the effects of globalisation, cultural negotiations, migration, neo-colonialism, religious conflicts, economic change, and political fundamentalism.
The artist analyses the contemporary geopolitical situation through a complex and ambivalent dialectic that illustrates the interweaving of historical, cultural and political powers. At the same time it proposes a new force, in the form of dialogue between religions and cultures.
The visionary nature of the works is intensified by interaction with the spaces of the museum and the exhibition consists of three sections, corresponding to three spaces of the museum.
RED BRICK ART MUSEUM | Pechino
September 26, 2015 – February 16, 2016
POWER STATION OF ART | Shanghai
March 18 – June 19, 2016
A fabric barrier prevents viewers from seeing the minaret, conjuring the restoration work under way on the dome of Hagia Sophia (1997-2002), in a reflection on the accessibility of holy sites. The minaret, on the other hand, conveys a dual concept: it reflects on the topic of religion as the only mean to attain the highest realms of heaven, but it is also a satire against some Western preconceptions about the supposedly threatening nature of Islam.
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This snkae, about forty metres in length, had been a key figure in Chinese mythology since ancient times: traditionally associated with water, knowledge and wisdom, it is sometimes also a symbol of fear, creation, desire, deception or good luck.
Religious references also appear in La chaise à prière (2010) an upturned chair that bears a biblical story – a passage from the Book of Job – and Camel (2012), a stuffed camel that, on its flank, bears a passage from the Gospel of Matthew while 95 bras de Guanyin(1997-2014), a Duchamp-like bottle rack on which as many human arms are stuck, holding various kinds of objects, makes clear reference to the demand for debate and exchange between different cultures and religions.
It embodies the principle of non-violence, which is inherent in Buddhist spirituality, but it also suggests imminent danger: the trunk that supports the wheel is an image of a “mao”, a Chinese weapon, the lid resembles a shield, and the powerful movement of the wheel conjures up the idea of an ominous dialogue between religion and politics.
HUANG YONG PING - Chefs
Living together means to respect rules based on a hierarchy and a division of labour, focusing on who and what dominance really is. It encourages us to reassess our understanding of our relationships both with others and with the world around us.
The exhibition continues with Bugarach (2012): the work, that reflects on cultural and political power systems, is in the form of a miniature mountain – that of Bugarach in France, a key venue for esoteric tourism. In 2012 it was considered to be the only place where it would be possible to escape the apocalypse foreseen by the Mayan people.
Lamb Plant (2012) is the plant-animal chosen by the artist to address the issue of biopolitics, in order to explore the practices adopted by the powers that be to discipline the body and regulate populations.
The exhibition closes with a compendium work La Carte du Monde (2000-2001), in the form of a travel guide for the future of mankind.