exhibition
09 June 2022 > 07 May 2023

Pascale Marthine TayouBrainforest

Museum’s piazza

#brainforest

opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing

Holidays extraordinary openings and closings

Saturday 24 December 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 25 December closed
Monday 26 December 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 31 December 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 2 January 11 am – 7 pm
Friday 6 January 11 am – 7 pm

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A tree in the centre of a fountain represents nature blooming from the heart of the eternal city, like the mangroves in the waters of Borneo close to the artist and ‘far from the threatening gaze of the faceless crowd’.

Tayou’s research focuses on the urban environment. However, the use of everyday elements often returns in his poetry: the artist transforms them into iconic monuments of the contemporary era, revealing the critical aspects of our present, playing with an appealing pop aesthetic. Brainforest is a tribute to the city of Rome, where all roads begin.

From the tree branches, colourful masks, ethnic objects and travel documents based on shapes and colours and used in times past to travel around the African continent blossom like fruit.”These colourful masks are proof of the long journey travelled by man through a thousand and one roads in the earth’s savannah and, like fruit on a blue tree trunk in the centre of a golden globe, they will be testimonies to the urgencies and dramas of our present.” (P.M. Tayou)

The creation of Brainforest is supported by the Friends of MAXXI and the work will become part of the Museum’s Collection.
header: photo © Musacchio, Ianniello & Pasqualini | © by SIAE 2022