23 June 2024 > 28 July 2024

Taormina, Palazzo CorvajaLuigi OntaniLe Ore

Palazzo Corvaja, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
free entrance
opening hours: daily 10 am > 1 pm and 4 pm > 8 pm

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opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday last entry at 5:30 pm

extraordinary openings

Thursday, 18, and Thursday, 25 July, the Passeggiate Romane exhibition, with sets by Dante Ferretti, is open until 9 pm
last entrance at 8:30 pm

bookshop closed

from 8 to 24 July for renovation work

more information

MAXXI and Taobuk’s collaboration is renewed again this year with a new exhibition project from the Museum’s Collections.

The work on display is among the highest expressions of Luigi Ontani’s fantastic fertility. The explicit reference to the day’s scanning reflects the perpetual movement of time. The artist, the protagonist in each of the 24 photographic prints that make up the work, manifests himself under multiple identities, each characterised by clearly defined attributes and compositions. Ontani embarks on a fascinating iconographic, nomadic journey through a series of masquerades, unmasking and disguises.

Luigi Ontani’s art is resplendent with a profound autobiographical nature and a continuous self-referentiality, which, paradoxically, in a constant mirroring, generates an infinity of identities. Identity, the theme of this new edition of the Festival, is also at the heart of MAXXI Med’s research, which focuses on the Mare Nostrum adopting a vision that recognises its plurality: hence the identities of the “Mediterraneans”.

A project by MAXXI Med and Taobuk Festival. In collaboration with the Municipality of Taormina, Enel and Fondazione Oelle Mediterraneo Antico.

header: Luigi Ontani, Le Ore, 1975 (dettaglio), MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI