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Didier Faustino “Transformers” at Maxxi (Roma)

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Until March 28, 2016 the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, reveals a group exhibition curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli bringing together the works of the the Franco-Portuguese Didier Faustino, the Korean Choi Jeong-hwa, the Italian Martino Gamper and the Mexican Pedro Reyes. Entitled “TRANSFORMERS” the project takes the shape of a critical operation, according to Hou Hanru : « in the work of Choi Jeong-hwa, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Martino Gamper and Pedro Reyes emerges the most contemporary creativity in its social and political commitment in a world in rapid transformation, a globalized world marked by economic, geopolitical and cultural conflicts » .

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At the occasion, Didier Faustino proposes three works that provide a reading of the current state of the geopolitical and cultural activity. In 2000, Body in Transit marked the beginning of the artist positioned as « man, citizen and political actor » with the desire of producing new tools for awareness and resistance. Following this first iconic work, Lampedusa, a proposal consisting of a territory waiting to be inhabited, will be presented. With this prototype of architecture, Didier Faustino offers a nod to ‘Le Radeau de la Méduse » painted by Théodore Géricault, in 1819.

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TRANSFORMERS, will also host a series of photographs entitled Explorers.
Portraits of the series relate to the project Exploring Dead Buildings 2.0, an exploration of the Escuela de Ballet (Cuba), an unfinished building of the architect Vittorio Garatti.

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Transformers at MAXXI

until March 28, 2016