MAXXI celebrates its 10th anniversary with a 10-hour digital marathon

10-hour digital marathon for 10 years of MAXXI

10 years of MAXXI. A story for the future. Tomorrow is an idea that changes you. Today.

On June 18th, from 11am to 9pm, tune into MAXXI‘s social media channels to follow the 10-hour digital marathon to celebrate the contemporary museum’s 10th anniversary. The festival will bring together great Italian institutions, international and Italian museum professionals, curators, historians, artists, architects, designers, scientists and other intellectuals and multidisciplinary activists, who will present and discuss their ideas, visions and strategies to address the current crisis and imagine new forms and functions for cultural institutions.

From Rem Koolhaas to Michelangelo Pistoletto, from Renzo Piano to Tomás Saraceno, over 50 guests will discuss their ideas and visions regarding museums’ social functions and digital potential after the coronavirus pandemic. Among the many guests who will will participate in MAXXI’s virtual stage is the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini and the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico, who will open the Festival. You will also see David Adjaye, Cecilia Alemani, Zdenka Badovinac, Petra Blaisse, Bernard Blistène, Stefano Boeri, Edoardo Bonaspetti, Manuel Borja – Villel, Ilaria Capua, Maristella Casciato, Roberto Cicutto, Jose Miguel G. Cortés, Sarah Cosulich, Formafantasma, Piero Gilardi, Massimiliano Gioni, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rem Koolhaas, Emma Lavigne, Luigi Lo Cascio, Luca Lo Pinto, Matteo Lucchetti, Francesco Manacorda, Miltos Manetas, Simone Marchetti, Diego Marcon, Sara Marini, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Frances Morris, Alexandra Munroe, Michela Murgia, Victoria Noorthoorn, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Perlin, Renzo Piano, Cesare Pietroiusti, Roberto Pisoni, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Carlo Ratti, Tomás Saraceno, Hashim Sarkis, MarcoScotini, Marinella Senatore, Martino Stierli, Lucy Styles, Massimiliano Tonelli, Nico Vascellari, Andrea Viliani, Kathryn Weir, Gong Yan, Mirko Zardini, Cino Zucchi and many more.

The festival will alternate live debates and video contributions recorded specifically for the occasion and will be divided into two sections: “MAXXI in the World, or Are Global Museums still needed?” and “Towards a New Ecology of Creation”. The first tackles how the pandemic has affected museums and the second launches a creative challenge for museums to become the main laboratories for experimenting and defining a new ecology of creation, involving ever broader communities and increasingly multifaceted knowledge sharing practices.

The event is introduced and moderated by Giovanna Melandri, Fondazione MAXXI President; Hou Hanru, MAXXI Artistic Director; Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI Arte Director; Margherita Guccione, who has recently taken over the direction of MiBACT’s Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity after having directed MAXXI Architettura for 10 years and Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura. Stay tuned!

June 18th from 11am to 9pm

live on the social media channels of the Museum:

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and on the website La Repubblica

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