AFRICAN METROPOLIS. AN IMAGINARY CITY
ongoing until November 4
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – via Guido Reni, 4/A (Gallery 3). Opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm – full price ticket € 12, reduced price ticket € 9, students aged 14+ € 4, free amdission for children under the age of 14
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A detailed overview of the artistic and cultural scene of the African continent. On the occasion of the Second Italy Africa Conference scheduled for 2018, MAXXI is dedicating a major exhibition to the African continent: the project, realised in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will present the works of around 40 artists including Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Godfried Donkor, Nicholas Hlobo, Adboulaye Konaté, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Amina Zoubir, reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.
Through five chapters, the exhibition presents the complex structure of a metropolis in which the urban space is seen as a location for the coming together of diverse experiences in which tradition and contemporaneity dialogue. The exhibition also features a commissioning project with the production of new site specific works and projects. The artists involved include Bili Bidjocka, Meschac Gaba, Hassan Hajjaj, Youssef Limoud, Alex Mawimbi and James Webb.