This summer sees the return of YAP – Young Architects Program, that promotes and supports young architecture, now in its sixth Italian edition and organized by MAXXI in collaboration with MoMA/MoMA PS1 of New York, Constructo of Santiago de Chile, Istanbul Modern (Turkey) and MMCA, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul (Korea).
The winner this year is the installation MAXXI Temporary School: The museum is a school. A school is a Battleground by the Milan studio Parasite 2.0: three sets that reproduce with elements in wood, rubber and metal, animal shapes and fragments of nature.
Fantastical settings, references from diverse cultures, fragments of nature and pop-up details providing backdrops for visitors’ selfies: interaction with the public is fundamental to this year’s project. All the structures have green as their dominant colour, which is read as a green screen by a special web application created for the project: yap2016.fondazionemaxxi.it
The Parasite 2.0 project was chosen for its capacity to transform the nature of the piazza with structures with a strong vocation for interaction with the life of the museum, its events and its public through the social media, for its playful composition and for its ties with a theatrical and cinematic tradition of construction that is deeply rooted in the history of Rome.
Composed of Eugenio Cosentino, Stefano Colombo and Luca Marullo, Parasite 2.0 was founded in 2010 and has created designs, sets, workshops and research projects for public and private institutions including the Venice Biennale, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Coruña, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Missoni, Anuala Timisoreana de Arhitectura, Cefa Onlus, Officine Ansaldo, Fondazione Isacchi Samaja and the Milan Triennale.
from 22 June to 28 August 2016
Claudia Gian Ferrari Room
As well as featuring the models from the shortlisted projects for the Italian edition, the exhibition also presents YAP – Young Architects Program 2016 in its entirety thanks to the curators of the partner institutions.