Thursday 1 January 1970

Momus in concert

Encouraged by the success of 2010, MAXXI is continuing with its programme of musical performances MAXXIMALISM, staged in the museum’s external spaces that have been transformed into a garden of green islands thanks to the stARTT studio’s WHATAMI project, the winner of the YAP MAXXI 2011 competition.

This year too, the underlying theme of the musical programme attempts to draw attention to a historical trend that in recent years has established itself as an alternative to the neo-minimalist tendencies of the 1990s and the early 2000s. A trend that in its diverse forms we could define as “maximalist” and which embraces traditional, ethnic and pop influences as well as contaminations associated with the field of contemporary visual arts.

first diary date
Thursday 23 June, 20.30
MOMUS in concert
YAP Space

Known for his ascetic and in his own way sensual style, Momus’s largely autobiographical lyrics are frequently impregnated with a dark humour and describe a fantastical universe in a refined and sophisticated manner. His performances revive the singer-songwriter tradition of the storyteller. In Rome, Momus is presenting his latest musical project, a croony-crackly affair realised in collaboration with John Henriksson’s Stockholm-based label.

next appointments
Thursday 7 July, 20.30

Thursday 21 July, 20.30
Sandro Perri / Polmo Polpo

The event is part of the museum’s summer programme hosted in the YAP MAXXI spaces