Rome, March 2019
The close alliance continues between MAXXI and Alcantara, forged in 2011, with a common and ongoing programme of research, experimentation and dialogue between creativity and innovation. Having organised six group exhibitions involving over thirty designers and national and international firms, from last year the Alcantara – MAXXI Project with the Studio Visit format went solo. For each edition, one internationally famous designer or studio is invited to create a space within the National Museum of 21st Century Arts that expresses their interpretation of the work of one of the artists in the Collection. This year the international design studio Formafantasma was selected, which after consulting the archives of MAXXI Architettura, chose the work of Pier Luigi Nervi, presenting “Nervi in the making”, curated by Domitilla Dardi, a design curator at MAXXI. The result is an installation that recreates a Chinese box-style environment - physical and mental at the same time - to express the importance of a material in the work of a designer.