Rome museum MAXXI reopens with Salgado, Balla, and others

'Laboratory for the future'

16 February, 17:36

    (ANSAmed) - ROMA, 16 FEB - The Rome museum MAXXI has reopened and will showcased works by such key figures as the 'genius' of world architecture Aldo Rossi, photographer Sebastiao Salgado with his research into the indigenous populations of the Amazon, Thomas Hirschhorn, Cao Fei, Alberto Burri, and Mario Giacomelli.

    The line-up includes nine new shows, three focus exhibitions from collections, and six special artistic projects.

    The first show will be "A Story for the Future: Ten Years of MAXXI'', which wil run from February 17 to August 29.

    It was curated by Hou Hanru and is being held in collaboration with ANSA.

    The exhibition will include over 1,200 images and is a way to celebrate the birthday of the museum.

    ''These months have been hard. MAXXI was closed but never snuffed out," MAXXI Foundation chief Giovanna Melandri said, ahead of the reopening as well of Maxxi.

    She noted that work had continued on the museum during the lockdown and that MAXXI ''is more than a museum: it is a laboratory for the future''. (ANSAmed).

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