18 October 2019 > 12 January 2020

Valerio Berruti. La giostra di Nina

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MAXXI hall – Videogallery
project curated by Monia Trombetta
The exhibition has been extended until 12 January 2020.

A cinematographic animation project that starts on paper to transform into a collective and participatory art performance. 

La giostra di Nina (Nina’s carousel) is the name of the short film project created by Valerio Berruti and composed of approximately 3000 individual drawings put together sequentially to each become frames of a short film, hosted in the Museum’s video gallery

The characters are Nina, a young carousel fairground child who is forced to work by her surly grandfather and Geppo, a young man with a childlike soul who causes turmoil amongst the carousel customers of the town. In the La Giostra di Nina, in place of the traditional horse shaped figures, these are replaced with small birds and symbols of daily life and freedom, side by sid

The short film monumental sculpture – with a 7 metres diameter – is on display in the Museum’s hall allowing for all to admire it, listen to the Ludovico Einaudi music score and to also take a ride on this work and be involved in a full immersion appreciation of this work. In the documentary which describes the backstage exhibition, Berruti explains that: «I wished to create a sculpture which allowed for the involvement of children at play and not one which was solely created to represent them. Children are part of this work, in a sort of collective performance kind of way».


Saturday 12:00 pm > 7:00 pm
Sunday ore 12:00 pm > 6:00 pm

From December 26 to January 6 
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Monday January 6 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ticket: € 2

Friday, October 18th, the animated short film – produced by Sky Arte and with the original score by Ludovico Einaudi – shall have an exclusive preview screening at the Museum, together with an artist’s talk.

A project by MAXXI – Museo nazionale della arti del XXI secolo within the Festa del Cinema di Roma programme with the support of Lavazza.  The short film “La giostra di Nina” is produced by Valerio Berruti and Sky Arte.