Monday, March 17, 2014


2003/10 Zaha Hadid (1950) Anglo-Iraqi architect, winner of the contest of 1998 among 273 candidates from around the world
"The project proposes a quasi-urban campus, a world in which to dive, rather than a building as a signed object. The campus is organized - and can be visited - on the basis of directional drifts and density distribution, instead of key points. This is indicative of the character of the Centre: porous, a place to dive into, spatial extension" (Zaha Hadid)
Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
National Museum of Art in the XXI Century
Opened in May 2010. Divided into two sections:
First national museum of architecture in Italy exclusively for temporary exhibitions
GALLERY 1 ON THE GROUND FLOOR - Exhibitions of architecture of the twentieth century
GALLERY 2 ON THE FIRST FLOOR - Exhibitions of architecture of the twenty-first century. Signed drawings and sketches of Italian and foreign architects acquired during the exhibitions at the museum or through donations and loans, such as the funds of Alessandro Anselmi, Giancarlo De Carlo, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and Italo Rota (1953)
Collection of photography including about 1,000 photos of documentary and artistic value acquired since 2003 through projects included in programs of research and analysis of the Italian territory. Some of the more than 60 photographers in the collection: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Letizia Battaglia, John Davies, Mimmo Jodice, Armin Linke, Guido Guidi, Walter Niedermayr and Massimo Vitali
All of the assets are always available at the Archive Centre containing archives of great architects like Carlo Scarpa, Enrico Del Debbio, Sergio Musmeci, Pier Luigi Nervi (1891/1979), Aldo Rossi, Carlo Aymonimo and Vittorio De Feo
"The collections of MAXXI Architecture include all those products and documents which, in various forms, represent the material and conceptual complexity of architecture through its evolution: from the development of a design, to the physical implementation, its use, and its inclusion in the physical and cultural context. The acquisition mode to increase the Museum's collections ranges from purchasing to donations, to sponsoring operations through competitions and awards. The collections are also related to the management system of a true 'virtual heritage', consisting of the network of museums and the public and private archives in Italy" (Maxxi's Website -
GALLERIES 3, 4, and 5 with more than 300 works on display in rotation testifing the international artistic production, with an emphasis on Italian experiences and on foreign artists whose research is related to the Italian context
There are also works dated from 1958 to 2000 of international artists including: Alighiero Boetti, Francesco Clemente, William Kentridge, Mario Merz, Maurizio Mochetti, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor, Vedovamazzei, Lara Favaretto, Stefano Arienti, Giuseppe Penone, Mario Merz, Alighiero Boetti, Ilya ed Emilia Kabakov, Nunzio, Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Gino De Dominicis, Gerard Richter e Andy Warhol (1928/87)

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