MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Via Guido Reni, 4a - Roma
From 16/12/2021 to 08/05/2022
An in-depth reflection on the speed of change, on the relationship between tradition and the future. A line that crosses thousands of years and takes us into the next millennium.
Interaction between reality and fantasy, reality and virtual, memory and future characterize the Cao Fei exhibition. Supernova, dedicated to a leading figure on the international scene. The exhibition, curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta, presents, together with two crucial films of the artist, Haze and Fog (2013) and La Town (2014), works appreciated by the international public, his latest works: the film Nova (2019), a science fiction film that recounts the timeless history of Hongxia, the neighborhood where Cao Fei lives, reinvented and set in the future; the virtual reality work The Eternal Wave (2020) produced in collaboration with Acute Art, which continued the journey started by the artist with his previous digital works, in which he continued exploration of the virtual, reality and self-perception with technology; and Isle of Instability (2020) commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, the artist's latest creation in his Singapore home, in which he explores the psychological repercussions of the pandemic and isolation, a work that explores the social realities of everyday life in this time. The works are presented at MAXXI within an articulated installation path that starts from the real, and sometimes private, places of the artist's life, contemporary China, his neighborhood, his studio, and his home and overlooks a threatening and surreal virtual future.

From Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday closed
The ticket office is open up to one hour before the Museum closes
To access the Museum it is necessary to show the COVID-19 Green Certification (Green Pass) together with an identification document. The provisions do not apply to children under the age of 12 and to individuals with specific medical certifications.

Full € 16,00
Reduced € 12,00

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