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SPACE: From Maxxi's Collections
of Art & Architecture
Edited By Stefano Chiodi
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
332 Pages, Illustrated, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2"
$72.50 Paper original
Among its many planned activities, MAXXI will be organizing a
series of exhibitions on particular themes with works from its own
collection, together with a small selection of works on loan, chosen
for their particular relevance to the topic in question. Each one of
these exhibitions will have a particular topic which will act as a
common thread. Each time the topic will be interpreted by different
For the long-awaited opening of the museum, which gives
curators and staff of the museum the thrilling task of preparing the
very first exhibition in the unusual space designed by the Iranian
architect, the topic could not have been other than ‘Space’.
Art and architecture are summoned to confront this encounter.
The authors of the essays of the three sections are: Franco Purini
and Eyal Weizman, Maurizio Vitta and Marco Belpoliti, Gilles
Clément and Telmo Pievani, David Joselit and Giuliana Bruno. The
curators of the art section are: Gabi Scardi, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
and Stefano Chiodi. The curators of the architecture section are:
Domitilla Dardi, Pippo Ciorra and Alessandro D’Onofrio.
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