Photo © Attilio Maranzano - Courtesy Perrotin, Paris/Hong Kong/New York/Seoul/Tokyo/Shanghai and the artist
Thursday 16 May 2019 ore 18:00 - 19:30

Round table.The game of art

Lobby Archive Wall – € 5
free for myMAXXI card’s holders by writing to, by the day before the event

The value of play in the arts helps to understand the spectacularization and illusion of artistic language. On the occasion of the Paola Pivi. World Record exhibit.

The dimension of pleasure, play, fun, excess, provocation and, therefore, denunciation, are central components in the artistic production of all time. Starting from these themes scholars, art historians, sociologists and anthropologists animate a debate on the value of playing in the art to understand how spectacularization and the illusion of artistic language can transform reality into a subtle appearance where everything is possible.


Hou Hanru, MAXXI Artistic Director

Danilo Eccher, art critic and curator
Cloe Piccoli, art critic and curator

Anne Palopoli, MAXXI curator