The Place to Be is the new installation at MAXXI, curated by Margherita Guccione Director of MAXXI Architettura and
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Arte, which opens on Friday February 16th, with 4 new works including Senza Titolo (aereo) by Paola Pivi, a flipped Fiat G-91, which defies the physics laws with the perfect equilibrium, as if it were magically laid on the Museum square.
— Gianfranco Baruchello, Maurizio Cattelan, Rashid Johnson, Sol LeWitt, Paola Pivi
— Nate Lowman
A new installation of paintings by New York–based artist Nate Lowman in Galleries 2 and 3 explores the timeless, palpable concept of desire using imagery and language drawn from American popular culture. Angels, poppies, hearts, pine-tree air fresheners, smiley faces, iconic celebrities, crosses, and news articles—all presented through the lens of desire and longing—tell part of the American story and confront viewers with the things of modern life that are often left unsaid and unexamined.
— Rob Pruitt
Rob Pruitt: The Church is a classic one-person exhibition with works spanning from 1999 to 2017. It introduces the American artist’s multifaceted practice including painting, sculpture, drawing, furniture, performative events, zines, everyday objects, political statements, and souvenirs.
— Mike Kelly, Sanford Biggers, Elmgreen & Dragset
Pantomime horses, a harp and brass marching band, a caped prom queen adorned in flowers and more accompany artist Mike Kelley (b. 1954, USA) wearing a floppy straw hat. This satirical half-time basketball musical, Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction # 32 Plus, was commissioned by Performa and staged at Judson Church on Washington Square South in 2009.
— Massimo Bartolini, Matt Mullican
Works of art that envelop the senses or can actually be entered: the ongoing exploration of the Museion collection and the languages of sculpture continues with pieces of an immersive nature that invite visitors to engage with them physically. The show features large-scale installations and light works that give rise to a spatial dimension.
“Slight Agitation”, a four-part project of newly commissioned, site-specific works hosted in sequence within the Cisterna in the Milan venue of Fondazione, continues with a third instalment by the Austrian collective Gelitin presenting a project titled POKALYPSEA-APOKALYPSE-OKALYPSEAP. Three large sculptures explicitly address classical architectural archetypes (the triumphal arch, the obelisk and the amphitheater), subverting their rhetoric and monumental components.
— John Armleder
Friday October 13th 2017, 7.00 pm, two projects – Per_formare una collezione: The Show Must Go_ON (“Per_forming a collection: The Show Must Go_ON“) and Per_formare una collezione: per un archivio dell’arte in Campania (“Per_forming a collection: For an Art Archive in Campania“) will be presented at Madre museum. Together, they represent the further, articulated chapter of the project – launched in 2013 and organised in various intermediate chapters – devoted by Madre to the gradual formation of the permanent collection.