The Maxxi Museum in Rome

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If you will visit Rome this summer, an absolutely must (if you haven’t seen it yet) is the Maxxi Museum in Rome designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid. Not only for this amazing design with its swooping curves, impossible angles and haunting views but also
For their wonderful collection of contemporary art with works by Ed Ruscha, Gilbert&George, Gino De Domenicus, Anish Kapoor and many more. Furthermore not to miss is the incredible artwork of Elisabetta Benassi which is still on view till September.
The alfa Romeo GT Veloce, with its blinding headlights, is the same model driven by Pier Paulo Pasolini on the 2 November 1975, the night he was assassinated.
The silent and unsettling presence of the automobile in the dark recalls an episode that remains a mystery in Italy to this day. It is the symbol of an intellectual figure whose inheritance remains controversial.
The experience of being blinded recreates the interior condition required by our conscience in order that, after an initial moment of disorientation, we are able to recognize the truth of the historical process. The artist thus becomes the bearer of a memory that has yet to be assimilated, strongly recalling the black holes that characterize both our present and the recent past.

Mart Engelen

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