Post-colonialism inspires young artists from Rome’s Maxxi – Culture


ROMA – “Supporting young talent means investing in the creativity of our time and our future.” It is in this spirit that Giovanna Melandri, president of the Fondazione Maxxi, and Jean Christophe Babin, managing director of the Bvlgari group, presented three works by artists Alessandra Ferrini, Silvia Rosi and Namsal Siedlecki to the Maxxi Museum in Rome.

The works will be from June 23 to November at the center of an exhibition curated by Giulia Ferracci of the third edition of the Maxxi Bvlgari Prize, a project that combines the museum and the fashion house to support young artists.

Housed in Gallery 5 on the museum’s third floor, the exhibition features three works selected by an “international jury”, Melandri said, along with Hou Hanru, artistic director of Maxxi, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, director of Maxxi Arte, Hoor Al Qasimi, president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, Chiara Parisi, director of Pompidou-Metz, and Dirk Snauwaert, director of the Wiels Contemporary Art Center.

In November, the jury will select the winner, whose work will become part of Maxxi’s permanent collection.

The exhibition opens with the archive room, in which, whose walls bear a motif reminiscent of the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, three showcases present the materials and notes that inspired the artists.

Then there is “Gaddafi in Rome: Notes for a Film”, by Alessandra Ferrini, a video installation analyzing the official visit to Italy by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2009, to celebrate the signing of a peace treaty. friendship and cooperation between Italy and Libya. .

The exhibition continues with Nuovo Vuoto by Namsal Siedlecki, a journey by the artist into the empty spaces of a bronze sculpture.

The latest work is a project by Silvia Rosi, an Italian-Togolese artist, through videos and photos about her family history and her inherited identity dedicated to the Ewe and Mina languages, which were once spoken in Ghana and Togo .


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