Over 140 international artists reflect on contemporary life

(Rome, Italy)

“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” are the main themes of “THE STREET. Where the world is made”, a group show featuring over 140 international artists at MAXXI, in Italy. These artists, including PIPA 2010 and 2011 Finalists Cinthia Marcelle and Jonathas de Andrade, present over 200 works that try to bring divergent and multicultural visions from what it is to live the urban life around the world.

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 meters long. As a manifesto, the exhibition tries to analyse contemporary life, marked by everyday “experiences such as street festivals, improvised cinema or street food”.

“THE STREET. Where the world is made”, featuring 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.
Curated by Hou Hanru and the curatorial team of MAXXI
From December 7th to April 28th, 2019

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