27 May 2020 - 04 October 2020

Isaac Julien. Lina Bo Bardi. A Marvellous Entanglement

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TUESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Every Monday, 1 May, 25 December

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EXTRAORDINARY CLOSING

Based on the measures laid down by the Italian Prime Minister’s decree the MAXXI will remain closed and its activities suspended until next April 3rd.

During this period we will continue to meet and discuss on our online channels, in the hope of seeing you again soon in the Musem’s halls.

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«Time is not linear, it is a marvellous tangle in which, at any moment, ends can be chosen and solutions invented, without beginning or end».

Lina Bo Bardi. A Marvellous Entanglement is an exciting tribute by the English artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien to the great Italian-Brazilian architect.  It is an impressive nine-channel video installation, accompanied by a photographic series, filmed in several locations in Brazil, including the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Bahia and the Teatro Gregario de Matos by Salvador de Bahia. 

The title is a quote taken from one of the most well-known and evocative passages of Lina Bo Bardi’s letters («Time is not linear, it is a marvellous tangle in which, at any moment, ends can be chosen and solutions invented, without beginning or end»). Here it is interpreted by two of the greatest actresses of Brazilian cinema and theatre, Fernanda Montenegro and her daughter Fernanda Torres.

header: Tecnologia pré-histórica / Prehistoric Technology (Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019. Endura Ultra photograph facemounted, 180 x 240 x 7.5 cm © Isaac Julien. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice.