March 19, 2013 - MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts - Fiona Tan
March 19, 2013

Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan

An exhibition on time,
space, memory and identity

27 March–8 September 2013

MAXXI – National Museum of
XXI Century Arts

Via Guido Reni 4A
00196 Rome

T 06 399 67 350
info [​at​]

Curated by Monia Trombetta

“Rome is a city rich in history, inhabited by archaeological remains and architectural ruins. The ideal place for investigating the relationship between objects and memory.” –Fiona Tan

This exhibition presents the worldwide debut of Fiona Tan’s latest work, Inventory.

Inventory was born out of the allure of the private home and museum of Sir John Soane, an enthusiastic collector who over two hundred years ago created, within the confines of his own residence, a private monument embodying the appeal of and the architect’s passion for Rome and featuring classical sculptures, fragments and details.

Around Inventory rotate a further three important video works by the artist—Correction, Disorient and Cloud Island—and a series of engravings selected from Piranesi’s series Le Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons), the source of inspiration for Correction and a work that established a fascinating dialogues with the architecture of Zaha Hadid.

Realization of Inventory was made possible through the Philadelphia Museum of Art with generous support from the Wyncote Foundation. Additional support for the production was provided by the Leo Katz Collection, Bogotá, Colombia. The artist would like to thank the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam for its support.

Opening hours: Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 11–19h, Saturday 11–22h. Closed Mondays (except April 1st), 1 May and 25 December

Fiona Tan at MAXXI, Rome
MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts
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