Tuesday 14 January 2020 ore 18:30 - ore 20:00

Books at MAXXI.The endless work. Art and the 21st century by Vincenzo Trione

Carlo Scarpa hall – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI cardholders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event.

From Kentridge to Hirst, passing through Iñárritu and Björk, the genesis and mysteries of monumental and ambitious works.

What do artists such as Kiefer, Kentridge, Boltanski, Barney and Hirst, writers and poets with a strong visual vocation such as Pamuk and Balestrini, filmmakers such as Iñárritu and Greenaway, visionary musicians like Björk and creators of famous scenography like Es Devlin have in common? They are very different artists with unique stories and sensitivities yet they all share the idea of an art that creates monumental, pluralistic, ambitious world-works that are sometimes impossible to transfer or rearrange.

The fifteen artists that this book focuses on are creators of worlds. Vincenzo Trione sets up for the reader an original museum that is both imaginary and possible, real and potential, hybrid and versatile. And, like in a museum, Trione starts from the works of art, talking about their genesis, multiple senses, mysteries, even with the support of preparatory sketches, projects, and direct testimonies from the artists.

Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi MAXXI Arte Director

Melania G. Mazzucco writer
Vincenzo Trione academic and contemporary art critic

In collaboration with Giulio Einaudi editore