Basim Magdy Exhibition at Maxxi

Basim Magdy Exhibition at Maxxi
An Apology to a Love Story that Crashed into a Whale, 2016. Commissioned by Deutsche Bank Art

Photography, video, drawing and installations demonstrating the fluidity of the confine e between reality and fiction and how man continues, despite everything to make the same mistakes

MAXXI, together with Deutsche Bank, presents the first exhibition in Italy devoted to Basim Magdy: over 30 works, produced between 2006 and 2016, by the Egyptian artist, winner of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” prize in 2016.

From the installation The Future of Your Head (2008) to the imposing photographic work An Apology of a Love Story that Crashed into a Whale, from the trilogy of films produced in 2014 (The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching MonkeysThe Many Colors of the Sky Radiate ForgetfulnessThe Dent) to the paintings in psychedelic colours Miniature Existence (2009), or A Recollection of Past Errors Manifested as a Crustacean (2013), the works of Basim Magdy emanate a strange tragicomic glee: what makes them so otherworldly is the use of hypnotic music, acid colours and the antiquated flavour of the texts with which the artist creates narrations that leave endings open.


Basim Magdy Exhibition at Maxxi
The Future of Your Head, 2008. Installation view Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
Basim Magdy Exhibition at Maxxi
Good Things Happen When You Least Expect Them, 2010. Installation view Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien.


September 15 – October 30, 2016


Via Guido Reni, 4/a

Tue-Fri, Sun: 11am-7pm, Sat: 11am-10pm

Entry Fee: adults €10, €8, €4

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