MAXXI, A Story for the Future / Photo Artpil
A Story for the Future
MAXXI's First Decade
MAXXI / Feb 17 – Aug 29, 2021
Rome, Italy

A passionate work of research, reflection and debate on the first decade of the 21st century, through the point of view of MAXXI, The National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome.

City, Square, Worlds, Reality, Believe are the neon lights that stand out in the gallery, referring to the five major themes of the exhibition and creating an Atlas that recounts the Museum’s programming in relation to world events.

Visitors are invited to explore the colorful rooms, let themselves be carried away, lose themselves in a galaxy of images, sounds and projections and be an active part of this “collective brainstorming.”

What emerges is a profound link between artistic creation and contemporary reality, also underlined by the collaboration with the ANSA Agency, which has contributed to creating a powerful image-based account of the main events of the decade. The mission of organizing this explosion of ideas and stimuli in space was entrusted to the renowned Dutch studio Inside Outside by Petra Blaisse.

Four colored rooms center on this principal spatial system, offering visitors a sensory experience. The Yellow Room presents the museum’s oral history, featuring interviews with the people who have been a part of the museum’s everyday life. The Pink Room allows visitors to peruse the archive materials, with interventions by the artists and curators involved in the exhibition activities. The White Room is a muffled room where visitors can examine all the publications that have been produced by the museum. Lastly, The Blue Room presents a multimedia landscape of MAXXI’s exhibition history.

Curated by Hou Hanru with MAXXI curatorial and research team.