May 7, 2024

Massimo Vitali – Foro Italico, Rome

Foro Italico, Roma
Ron Arad, Giovanni Botticelli, Giuseppe De Mattia, Front Design, Sebastian Herkner, Felice Levini, Giulia Mangoni, Jimmy Milani, Millim Studio, Numero Cromatico, Objects of Common Interest, Jonathan Olivares, Marco Pettinari, Giuseppe Pietroniro, Scholten & Baijings, Tip Studio, Patricia Urquiola, Massimo Vitali
in collaboration with MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo 7–19 Maggio, 2024

The exhibition Effimera is an eulogy to the beauty of the temporary, the intangible, the transitory. The works on display reflect the fleeting nature of beauty and the temporality of human existence, challenging the perception of our ever-changing world.

The photographic research of Massimo Vitali (Como, 1944) welcomes guests inside the Presidential Room. Since his beginnings, the artist has brought back a ‘complacent vision of Italian normality’, as Whitney Davis wrote in an essay, revealing at the same time the inner conditions and disturbances of normality: its falseness, sexual innuendo, commodified leisure time, illusory sense of well-being and rigid conformism.