RomeartThe Street where the world is made. MAXXI Rome

The Street where the world is made. MAXXI Rome

The street as a place of sharing and innovation, the principal laboratory for artists, architects and creatives. More than 140 artists and over 200 works to compose the multicultural, polyglot, colorful, scary, stimulating, deafening story of the streets of the whole world, the real great laboratory for discussion, creation, comparison, where the contemporary era is invented.

Works of art, architectural projects, photographs, performances, site-specific interventions and videos welcome visitors to a sequence of galleries that form a street dozens of metres long.

The exhibition is organised based on themes – public actions, daily life, politics, the community, innovation, the role of the institution – fundamental for understanding the new functions and identity of the modern-day street.

Starting from the belief that this space is the place where the world is created, it is analysed as a manifesto of contemporary life, a scenario, and a privileged point of view, a landscape in which the creative community and citizens give life to a new community and a new world of urban creativity.

The street is analysed as a continuously mutating manifesto of contemporary life, an element of connection but also of rupture, the setting for everyday experiences such as street festivals, improvised cinema or street food.


Adel Abdessemed, Allora & Calzadilla, Halil Altindere, Francis Alÿs, Iván Argote, Marcela Armas, Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Eric Baudelaire, Boamistura, Monica Bonvicini, Botto&Bruno, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cao Fei, Chim↑Pom, Martin Creed, Daniel Crooks, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nemanja Cvijanović, Jonathas de Andrade, Chto Delat, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Memed Erdener – Extrastruggle, Fang Lu, Flavio Favelli, Simon Fujiwara, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Alberto Garutti, Kendell Geers, David Hammons, Sharon Hayes, Ha Za Vu Zu, He He, Jeppe Hein, Jörg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hiwa K, Huang Weikai, Alfredo Jaar, Leopold Kessler, Kim Sora, Kimsooja, Barbara Kruger, Mark Lewis, Li Binyuan, Gleen Ligon, Li Liao, Lin Yilin, Liu Qingyuan, Cinthia Marcelle, Jill Magid, Map Office, Minouk Lim, Momoyo Kaijima, Carsten Nicolai, Ahmet Öğüt, OHT (Office for a Human Theatre), Pak Sheung Chuen (Tozer Pak), The Propeller Group, Navin Rawanchaikul, Pedro Reyes, Robin Rhode, Andrea Salvino, Moe Satt, Anna Scalfi, Marinella Senatore, Chen Shaoxiong, Shen Yuan, Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo, Adnan Softić, Stalker, Sun Yuan /Peng Yu, Koki Tanaka, Hsieh Tehching, Eugenio Tibaldi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sissel Tolaas, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Vatamanu & Tudor, Xijing Men, Yang Jiechang, Yang Zhenzhong, Raphaël Zarka, Zhao Zhao, Zhou Tao, Zhu Jia, Artur Żmijewski, Università la Sapienza.


Adel Abdessemed, Amabouz Taturo, Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Alain Bublex, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Cao Fei, César, Wim Delvoye, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Kendell Geers, Piero Golia, Yngve Holen, Surasi Kusolwong, Bertrand Lavier, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ichwan Noor, Julian Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Damián Ortega, Nam June Paik, Hung-Chih, Paola Pivi, Michael Rakowitz, Navin Rawanchaikul, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Shen Yuan, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, Vedovamazzei, Xavier Veilhan, Andy Warhol, Richard Wilson, Erwin Wurm, Sislej Xhafa, Yin Xiuzhen.


Archigram, Archizoom Associati, Atelier Bow Wow, John Randel, Jr., A Map of the city of New York by the commissioners appointed by an act of the legislature passed April 3rd 1807 (commonly known as the Commissioners’ Plan), 1811, Ludwig Karl Hilberseimer, Le Corbusier, Farzin Lotfi-Jam & Mark Wasiuta, Ludovico Quaroni, Mario Ridolfi, Alice and Peter Smithson, seated in an unidentified street, 1949–1956, Georges Candilis, Alexis Josic, Shadrach Woods, Superstudio, Ugo La Pietra, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour, SITE (James Wines), Vito Acconci (Acconci Studio), Steven Holl, Mirko Zardini.

curated by Hou Hanru and the curatorial team of MAXXI

until April 28, 2019


The Street. Where the world is made. Galleries 3 e 4


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