Two new works installed in the permanent collection, a reading room dedicated to William Kentridge, the special opening of the library, an exhibition of works by a group of migrants, a performance by Einat Amir: this is the museum’s programme for the 12th edition of the Day of the Contemporary, the major event promoted by AMACI – Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea, which on Saturday 15 October will see 24 museums and 1,000 sites throughout Italy opening free of charge in order to bring the art of our times to the general public.
MAXXI COLLECTION | Gallery 4
The museum’s permanent collection presents works of art and architectural projects in a layout that features works by great masters of the 20th century. Together with works by William Kentridge, installed on the occasion of the focus dedicated to him and currently on show, on the occasion of the Day of the Contemporary, the exhibition is enhanced by the works of the artist Massimiliano Fuksas and Giancarlo De Carlo, on show for the first time in the museum spaces.
SPECIAL OPENING OF THE LIBRARY | 11.00 AM – 6.00 PM
The public may access the materials available for consultation and also examine the texts and documents available in a special reading room dedicated to William Kentridge..
IDENTITY CARD MIGRANTS. TRAVERSING KENTRIDGE | Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
In close collaboration with the museum library, the Public Engagement office proposes a special Narration dedicated to the South African artist William Kentridge. . A group of migrants from the reception centre in Via Porrino, X Municipio, Rome, within the ambit of a workshop on writing and printmaking, has created prints inspired by the works of Kentridge Zeno Writing, North Pole Map and Preparing the flute, exhibited in the museum’s permanent collection.
ENOUGH ABOUT YOU by EINAT AMIR | Guido Reni Hall, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Artistic performance, one of the principal forms of expression in contemporary creativity, explores and interrogates the way in which in our society the body and its relationship with that society is seen. In order to promote new points of view on this theme, from 6 to 15 October MAXXI is hosting the Azione – Interazione: project: three performance events during which the issue of interactivity with the public will be explored. On the occasion of the Day of the Contemporary the public will be able to see the performance by the artists Einat Amir.