Photo: Agostino Osio
Photo editing: Jacopo Nocentini
About the exhibition
An exhibition examining the links between classical tradition and contemporary artistic research. The MAXXI collection is an ambassador for dialogue between peoples and an instrument of cultural diplomacy because bridges can be built through art against all closures and nationalisms. This is the exhibition CLASSIC RELOADED. MEDITERRANEA, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi with Eleonora Farina, which will be bringing a selection of works from the MAXXI Arte collection to Villa Audi – Mosaic Museum in Beirut, the Bardo National Museum in Tunis and the Villa des Arts de Rabat. The project is part of the cultural programme that MAECI is staging in 2018 in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Italia Culture, Mediterraneo. In Beirut the exhibition had been produced in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Lebanon, the Italian Institute of Culture in Beirut and the Sursock Museum, in Tunis in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Tunisia and the Italian Institute of Culture in Tunis and in Rabat with the Italian Embassy in Morocco and the Italian Institute of Culture in Rabat. CLASSIC RELOADED proposes the rereading and revitalisation of a shared heritage of identity, a cultural and artistic base from which it is possible to reprise a dialogue, to facilitate that comprehension between peoples that today is especially necessary, a real antidote to all forms of fundamentalism.
From press release
CLASSIC RELOADED. MEDITERRANEA, MAXXI (Rabat)