Maxxi Arte Catalogue Of Collections

Ed. Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Publisher Quodlibet

ISBN 9788822900913

Idea Code 17254

As a national museum, the MAXXI is ostensibly responsible for recording how Italian contemporary culture has been evolving since its inception, but also for expanding the definition of this national art into a constant negotiation with the processes of globalisation, thereby transforming the definitions of nation, state, boundaries, and Europe itself. According to artistic director Hou Hanru, the museum focuses “on fostering a strategy to found a collection based on institutional memory,” rather than one “that offers an all-embracing picture of the history of our times”. Numerous artists and works from the collection are featured here, alongside topical themes and essays by experts in the field.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, English