Tuesday 27 May, 17.00
MAXXI B.A.S.E., Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – free admittance subject to availability
What contribution does Rome make to contemporaneity today?
Can it be considered a modern city?
We shall be attempting to provide answers to these and other questions during the seminar, analysing the role of the Italian capital within the international panorama from the point of view of contemporary creativity.
A number of recent events, such as the death of artists and intellectuals associated with the city, together with the departure of others to alternative destinations, have contributed to the changing civic fabric and determined a void that is difficult to define.
The currency of the moment is the freedom to follow diverse trends…
one certainly needs to be ready to grasp creative innovation where it is born
Carla Accardi, Rome, 1992
All too infrequently artists, protagonists and essential components of the system, speak about this subject, which is of particular currency and is instead debated by other experts in the sector.
This seminar, one of the events organized in connection with PREMIO MAXXI 2014, derives from the idea of sharing with the public the thoughts of artists regarding their experience of Rome through stories, films, photographs, readings and performances.
Hou Hanru Artistic Director MAXXI
Pier Paolo Pancotto critic and curator
Anna Mattirolo Director MAXXI Arte
Andrea Salvino via skype
Alberto Di Fabio
Giorgio Andreotta Calò via skype
Linda Fregni Nagler
Luca Trevisani via skype
Miltos Manetas via skype
Live at 21.30 by RAM radioartemobile