Record at Maxxi for 'Ambienti 1956

Extraordinary public success for the exhibition ‘Ambienti 1956 – 2010. Enviroments by women artists II‘, Maxxi’s first major exhibition of 2024 chaired by Alessandro Giuli. With over 50,000 visitors in the first two months of opening, mostly young people and families, it is the most visited Maxxi art exhibition ever. Alessandro Giuli, President of the Maxxi Foundation, comments: “It is with great satisfaction that we announce this important milestone. What makes us proud are not only the numbers, but the participation of the public in the cultural proposal of the Museum in its entirety – events, performances, meetings, screenings – and the enthusiasm with which an exhibition was received which represents a manifesto of how we imagine the Maxxi of the future, in addition to the growing reputation of the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in the eyes of prestigious institutions, sponsors and partners, who in ever-increasing numbers they choose to place their name alongside that of Maxxi. I thank the artistic director Francesco Stocchi – continues Giuli – who strongly believed in this exhibition, Lorenza Baroncelli, who directs the Contemporary Architecture and Design Department with great skill, Monia Trombetta, interim director. of the Art Department and the entire Maxxi team, who always prove incredibly motivated and up to the challenges.”

Numerous upcoming events are scheduled, starting with the major exhibition ‘Giovanni Anselmo. Beyond the horizon’, organized in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and which will open to the public on Thursday 20 June, the rich program of Summer at Maxxi and an autumn that promises to be full of surprises. ‘Environments 1956 – 2010’. Environments by Women Artists II, curated by Andrea Lissoni, Marina Pugliese, Francesco Stocchi is an exhibition at Maxxi and the Haus der Kunst in Munich. It represents the next chapter of ‘Inside Other Spaces. Environments by Women Artists 1956–1976’, a project conceived by the Haus der Kunst in 2023, which highlighted the fundamental contribution of women to the history of one of the least investigated forms of artistic expression today. On the border between art, architecture and design, the environments are three-dimensional and immersive works, which are activated thanks to the interaction of the public and are completed by the human presence. The exhibition at Maxxi continues the research of the German institution and amplifies its original chronology (1956 – 1976) reaching up to 2010, the year of completion of the architecture of the Museum designed by Zaha Hadid.

Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Laura Grisi, Aleksandra Kasuba, Léa Lublin, Marta Minujín, Tania Mouraud, Nanda Vigo, Tsuruko Yamazaki are joined in this second chapter by Micol Assaël, Monica Bonvicini, Zaha Hadid, Kimsooja, Christina Kubisch, Nalini Malani, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler and Esther Stocker. Innovation Partner of the exhibition Almaviva, Italian digital group.

By Editor

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