The new exhibition at MAXXI
Great architecture does more than win awards, since opening last year MAXXI in Rome and has been a centre for the study and enjoyment of contemporary arts. Work from the RIBA Library Photographs Collection will soon feature as part of MAXXI’s Spring calendar, in an exhibition exploring the way photography influenced and recorded Italian Modernist architecture. This exhibition is curated by Robert Elwall and Valeria Carullo from the Photographs Collection and on show will be around 120 prints drawn almost entirely from its collection of 1.5 million items.
The Photographs Collection have been busy preparing for the event; last week the team were carefully wrapping the prints ready for their journey from London to Rome. This week the prints are now being installed, ready for the official opening on 24 March 2011. Everyone at the RIBA wishes the team well for the installation and opening!
Framing Modernism: Architecture & photography in Italy 1926-1965, is open 24 March – 22 May 2011.