40 years on from his death, MAXXI is dedicating a major retrospective to him that studies and presents his versatility, starting out with an account of his architecture.
Il mondo di Altan raccontato con disegni originali, poster, illustrazioni, quadri, schizzi, tavole, libri e filmati.
A focus show on the architecture of Louis Kahn through the photographs of Roberto Schezen.
In the year of its 10th anniversary, MAXXI chooses to give great space to Italian creativity, by hosting the winners of the competition held by the MiBACT Italian Council.
For the first time, MAXXI dedicates a focus to a critic's archive, one of the most important intellectuals and writer of the last half-century, who died at the age of 87 in 2017.
A retrospective on the extraordinary theoretical and practical contribution of an “unusual architect”. On display materials from archives and collections from all over the world.
In occasione del decennale dalla scomparsa della studiosa, gallerista e collezionista, il MAXXI le rende omaggio con un focus nella sala del museo a lei dedicata.
In conjunction with the Museum’s 10th anniversary, celebrated on 30th May 2010, a great new re-installation has enhanced the museum with a new cluster of Italian artworks from the turn of the century.
Cinque appuntamenti per raccontare l’evoluzione di un linguaggio che ha saputo attraversare gli ultimi decenni di storia.
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The collections of the MAXXI art present themselves as a strong nucleus that witnesses the national and international artistic production
The MAXXI Architettura collections comprise all those artefacts and documents that, in various ways, represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture.
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curated by Hou Hanru, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Marco Scotini
With over 60 works, from the famous Nature-carpets to the interactive installations and through to the Living Art Park of Turin, along with important pieces exhibited for the first time in years or reconstructed for the occasion, the exhibition reviews the career of a master for whom art and life are identified with and become militant commitment, starting out from that as an ecologist.
From the complex relationship between man and nature, it investigates the era of consumerism and the use of new technologies in a presentation tackling and exploring themes such as ecology, the relational nature of art and social and political commitment.It is divided into four sections, each of which includes both works and archive materials (sketches, texts, original photographs, small works) allowing a comprehensive overview of the artists thinking and poetic.
The first section is devoted to work from the Sixties and includes, alongside Macchina per discorrere from 1963 (one of the artist’s first works), a device through which one can speak that seems to have come from the future, Terrazza, a structure similar to a stilt house, created for the 1966 exhibition Arte Abitabile at the Galleria Sperone in Turin and reconstructed for the first time for this show. Then there are the Nature-carpets that have made him famous, sculptures in expanded polyurethane, hyperrealistic but artificial representations of natural scenes, a kind of “disguise”, a ritual exorcising the death of nature, Igloo (1964) which the public could enter and sit down and a number of Natur-clothes created for performances presenting man’s original relationship with the natural world, all works that lead back to the idea of art that is usable and “habitable” by the public.
The third section features Gilardi’s political animations, from the Sixties to the present, some of which are on show in a museum of the first time.When, in the late Sixties, he realised that militancy did not enjoy the space in the world of art he had hoped for, Gilardi lost interest in the production of “works of art” and devoted himself to creating “useful” works in the political and social ambit, working in psychiatric institutions, factories and working class areas and collaborating with the student movement. This section features Andreotti Volante (1977) and the mask of Agnelli (1977) used in protests in the Seventies, the Masso della Crisi (2012), an inflatable made for the May 1st march, and numerous other projects and costumes made to criticize the political class, defend the environment and civil rights, arouse awareness of peace and tolerance in what has been defined as a “carnivalization” of the artist’s world.
The floor of Gallery 3, completely covered with artificial turf, features works such as Ipogea (2010), a cavern that offers the possibility of an evocative exploration, Aigues Tortes (2007), a log on which you can sit and listen to the sounds of the natural park in Spain from which it takes its name. These works are part of that strand of research that from the 1980s led the artist to adopt technology allowing the spectator to actively participate by interacting with the art. Also on show is the multimedia work Inverosimile (1989), presented on the cusp between the Eighties and Nineties at the Castello di Volpaia and in New York, Paris and Lyon and now exceptionally reinstalled for the first time in an Italian museum.This large-scale interactive installation,which is activated by the breath of the spectators and moves and produces sounds, represents a vine in expanded polyurethane that, like the Carpets, present an image of an evidently artificial nature, a total, immersive and interactive environment which the public is invited to enter for a multi-sensorial experience. Sitting on the large green patch of grass the works of this section come together to reproduce the context of the PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Gilardi’s lifelong commitment to creating a community of eco-art.
The fourth and final section presents Gilardi the curator and critic. Between 1967 and 1969 the artist made numerous trips to the United States, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Britain; he was a correspondent for Flash Art, the American Arts Magazine, the Swedish Konstrevye and the French Robho; he was in contact with a multitude of artists. Less known is his role in the staging of two fundamental exhibitions in 1969: When attitudes become form and Op Losse Schroeven curated respectively by Harald Szeeman and Wim Bereen. This extremely intensive period is illustrated through archive materials recounting Gilardi’s abandoning of the “art system” in favour of more direct action “within life”, as shown in his political and social work and the project for PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin’s Living Sculpture Park, a Contemporary Art Centre, a “museum beyond the museum” opened in 2008 and conceived as single living organism that rather than possessing traditional works is a naturalistic area studded with installations to be constantly tended to through cultural animation and gardening.