Organized with Valerio Mattioli
Opening 10 February, from 6 pm to 9 pm
The story and mythology of the Eternal City beyond its limits, through the suburbs and its outer neighbourhoods, takes shape in the BIBLIOGRAPHIC OFFICE section of the museum.
Published in 2019, the book Remoria takes on an atmospheric role in the material context of the exhibition form. A video by VEGA stands at the centre of the space, like a totem, and reveals the underground and archival materials that allowed its author, Valerio Mattioli, to trace his narrative. A series of posters plaster the walls like frescos in a nave, offering viewers a short essay, in Italian and in English, about the district of Centocelle. Escaping the printed page, Mattioli’s words welcome visitors into the experiential landscape of a Rome made of subcultures, rubbish tips and the Grande Raccordo Anulare. The project also includes a public program involving writers, philosophers, experts and researchers from the fields of architecture, urban planning and history, all coming from the city of Rome.