Kentridge and Le Corbusier at Maxxi

Fine examples of architecture and bold video installations that you won’t want to miss

On display at the MAXXI this month are two incredible exhibits that are definitely worth checking out.

The first exhibit, titled ‘L’Italia di Le Corbusier‘ includes over 300 photographs and 320 drawings, sketches and original watercolours penned by the great French architect, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, otherwise known as Le Corbusier. The display of works begins with Le Corbusier’s four early trips to Italy between 1907-1922 and explores the architect’s relationships with other Italian artists and architects. Finally, visitors can also witness sketches of his Italian work between the years 1962 and 1965, such as a hospital in Venice and the Olivetti Electronic Calculation Centre, that were never realized. The exhibit runs till February 17th.

Foto Flaminia Nobili

The second exhibit, William Kentridge. Vertical Thinking is being presented in Italy for the first time. The exhibit Vertical Thinking rotates around the installation The Refusal of Time, which was reconfigured for the spaces of the museum’s Gallery 5. The exhibit features a burst of images, music, dance, cinema, Chinese shadows and a powerful Leonardesque machine at the core. The concentration of the artist’s research revolves around the concept of time, measurement and its overall experience in space. You can find Kentridge’s exhibition on display at the MAXXI through March 3rd.

MAXXI
Via Guido Reni, 4/A
Tram 2 from Flaminio Station
Tue-Sun 11am-7pm.
entry fee €11
www.fondazionemaxxi.it

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