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Casa Balla. From the house to the universe and back

Space Popular Camera Balla Still da video
Jim Lambie The Strokes (Black & White), 2008 nastro in vinile, dimensioni variabili Veduta dell’installazione Unknown Pleasures, 2008 Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art © JIM LAMBIE, by SIAE 2021
Leonardo Sonnoli, non vedere doppio, 2021 Composizione tipografica / Typograhic composition Collezione dell’autore
Giacomo Balla Bozzetto per sciarpa con linee andamentali, 1930 Collezione Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna
Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine La grotta del futuro Anteriore, 2021 film a colori, 4K, stereo, 16’ 15’’ / Color film, 4k, stereo, 16’ 15’’ Collezione privata
Alex Cecchetti  Come la luna si vede a volte in pieno giorno Gonne Derviscio, 2021 Dipinto /Painting
Carlo Benvenuto, Senza titolo, 2021 C-print Galleria Mazzoli, Modena/Berlino

Simultaneously with the opening to the public of the extraordinary Futurist house in which Giacomo Balla lived and worked from 1929 until his death, Gallery 5 of the MAXXI hosts the exhibition Casa Balla. From the house to the universe and back.

Tapestries, drawings, sketches, furniture, furnishings, and some significant originals by Giacomo Balla, once part of the visionary artist's home, interact with eight productions of international contemporary architects and designers.

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Carlo Benvenuto, Alex Cecchetti, Jim Lambie, Emiliano Maggi, Leonardo Sonnoli, Space Popular, Cassina with Patricia Urquiola exhibit their unpublished works to reflect on the many suggestions of Casa Balla. A total work of art, bringing out the profound actuality of the multifaceted Maestro and creating a space-time connection between the house of the 30s and the museum of the 21st century.

The exhibition itinerary opens in the museum hall with Jim Lambie's hypnotic installation The Strokes (Surround Sound) designed for the two elevators that take the visitor to Gallery 5, making him immediately immerse in total space.

Leonardo Sonnoli's Composizioni tipografiche reinterprets five words and concepts dear to Balla (do not see double, do not say it, tik tak, the universe, modifying), giving a Ballian reading that favors the visual, graphic, and typographic aspect.

The film La grotta del futuro anteriore by Bêka and Lemoine, shot in presence in the house of Via Oslavia, puts us in the heart of the Balla's universe.

A total work of art with a ballian spirit is Come la luna si vede a volte in pieno giorno by Alex Cecchetti, which combines dance, music, performance, fashion, and invites the audience to dance wearing the skirts of the whirling dervishes of the Sufi tradition.

Emiliano Maggi creates three sculptures in wood, bronze, and mirror, each entitled Notturno, which refer to Balla's interest in the dreamlike and imaginative dimension of sleep and night.

Carlo Benvenuto's Senza Titolo body of photographs creates a rarefied atmosphere by portraying domestic objects from his home that evoke the everyday life of Casa Balla.

Research and innovation characterize Cassina's project with Patricia Urquiola. The two artists designed a large table inspired by the asymmetries and diagonal cuts of Balla's furniture. The Communal Table has colored transparent polycarbonate bases that emphasize those iridescent interpenetrations dear to the master.

The film version of the digital work Camera Balla by Space Popular virtually reconstructs Casa Balla designed without ever having seen its physical space, but only through the suggestions of stories and images.

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desde 17 Junio 2021 hasta 28 Noviembre 2021
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Casa Balla - Dalla casa all’universo e ritorno, Via Guido Reni, 4 A
Via Guido Reni, 4 A
41° 55' 40.0368" N, 12° 27' 54.7704" E

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Jim Lambie The Strokes (Black & White), 2008 nastro in vinile, dimensioni variabili Veduta dell’installazione Unknown Pleasures, 2008 Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art © JIM LAMBIE, by SIAE 2021  Leonardo Sonnoli, non vedere doppio, 2021 Composizione tipografica / Typograhic composition Collezione dell’autoreGiacomo Balla Bozzetto per sciarpa con linee andamentali, 1930 Collezione Fondazione Biagiotti CignaIla Bêka & Louise Lemoine La grotta del futuro Anteriore, 2021 film a colori, 4K, stereo, 16’ 15’’ / Color film, 4k, stereo, 16’ 15’’ Collezione privataAlex Cecchetti  Come la luna si vede a volte in pieno giorno Gonne Derviscio, 2021 Dipinto /PaintingCarlo Benvenuto, Senza titolo, 2021 C-print Galleria Mazzoli, Modena/Berlino

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