MASBEDO, Ritratto di città (20/20.000 Hz), 2024, video still, courtesy gli artisti
Tuesday 23 April 2024 ore 18:30 - 20:00

talk + film screeningRitratto di città (20/20,000Hz)by MASBEDO

auditorium del MAXXI
free admission subject to availability
event in Italian

The artistic duo describes the project behind the work, curated by Cloe Piccoli, one of the Italian Council (2022) 11th edition winners.

Ritratto di città takes its name from the first sound composition by Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna, which, in 1954, inaugurated the experimental practices of the Studio di Fonologia RAI in Milan. MASBEDO reenacted that innovative experience, which, starting from electronic music broadcasted by radio, expanded into a broad vision involving architecture, art, design, and literature as elements of civil and democratic rebirth.

Irene de Vico Fallani MAXXI Orientation and Development Department Manager

MASBEDO artists
Cloe Piccoli curator and art critic

The volume dedicated to the project published by Marsilio Arte will be presented during the meeting. From 24 April to 5 May, the video “Ritratto di Città (20/20,000Hz)” will be on view at the MAXXI videogallery—admission is free.

The “Ritratto di città (20/20,000Hz)” project is supported by the 11th edition of the Italian Council, the Contemporary Creativity Directorate General programme of the Italian Ministry of Culture, which aims to promote Italian art internationally, and is promoted by Fondazione ICA Milano.

individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders by writing to, by the day before the event