At MAXXI, a postcard from Rome by Alcantara.
An exhibition curated by Giulio Cappellini & Domitilla Dardi.
Zooming on a scooter along the streets of the Eternal City, enjoying a typical Roman dish in a Trastevere restaurant, journeying through ancient history, admiring the wonders of St Peter’s, wondering at the locals’ gesticulations… what more is there to an experience of Rome? Seven leading names in design were invited to apply their creativity in responding to this provocation.
From 26 March 2015, Gentucca Bini, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli, Paola Navone, Patricia Urquiola, Stefano Giovannoni, Zanellato/Bortolotto are the protagonists of LOCAL ICONS. Greetings from Rome, a new project in the ongoing partnership between MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and Alcantara.
With “LOCAL ICONS. Greetings from Rome”, MAXXI and Alcantara start off on a journey of exploration of the images that define places rooted in a culture’s collective memory, while taking a fresh look at them through new thinking articulated via design.
We appropriated the most famous cupolas of Rome; San Pietro and the Pantheon as well as the marble textures of the Eternal City and translated them into two projects: “Cupolone” and “Marmi DIY”