The Independent is the research project dedicated to independent thinking and practice promoted by MAXXI – the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Conceived in 2014 by Hou Hanru, the project is curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi with research support from Simone Ciglia and the contribution of Aria Spinelli.
Independents presents the online mapping of independent entities. Generated in 2014 through an open call, since 2019 it has been extended thanks to the support of a series of contributors who propose each year a selection of the most innovative groups and spaces on the independent scene.
viadellafucina16 is a new artist-in-residence programme taking place in a condominium, in the heart of the historical district of Porta Palazzo in Turin, Italy. Through an international open call for multidisciplinary proposals, artists are invited to do residencies at the...
Arte Útil (AU) roughly translates into English as 'useful art' but it goes further suggesting art as a tool or device. Arte Útil draws on artistic thinking to imagine, create and implement tactics that change how we act in society. The Asociación de AU was initiated by the...
IDENSITAT is an arts project investigating ways of impacting upon the public sphere through creative proposals related to place and territory in their spatial, temporal and social dimensions. IDENSITAT has been in continuous transformation to become a complex system,...
Twenty14 is a cultural organization born in Milano in 2014 with the aim of increase the dialogue between contemporary visual arts. A curatorial duo and gallery space working on selected exhibition projects, cultural events production, communication, education and art consulting.
VIAINDUSTRIAE is a non-profit cultural association and architects collective, born in 2005 to manage and "perform" an archive of modern and contemporary art private collection. Then it activates a series of specific projects with the artists seeking to involve them with...
Montecristo Project is an exhibition space and an artistic-curatorial office based in a deserted island along the Sardinian coasts. Started in 2015 it is founded and run and ran by Enrico Piras and Alessandro Sau. The main space is located inside a Spanish watchtower of the 16th...
Emma is a self-organised collaborative and curatorial organisation for artistic and cultural practices, which encourages dialogue and exploration in the arts. It creates learning and residential opportunities for artists and other cultural producers through diverse forms of...
Ramdom is a cultural no-profit organization. Founded in 2011 at the tip of Italy’s heel, Ramdom creates and provides training in contemporary art and promotes mobility through masterclass, workshops, exhibitions and residencies. The association promotes new cultural creative...
The Wall The wall è lo spazio fisico nel museo MAXXI dedicato a The Independent. La parete del foyer Carlo Scarpa è affidata periodicamente a una selezione di realtà indipendenti che presentano, in una configurazione sempre nuova, uno statement sulla propria identità.
12 July 2018 – 17 February 2019
Carlo Scarpa Foyer
The second 2018 event of The Independent revolves around NESXT – Independent Art Network.
NESXT will draw a symbolic map of the practices that inhabit the ever-expanding independent national scene on the wall dedicated to The Independent by proposing a selection of eight projects: Adiacenze (Bologna), Giuseppefraugallery (Gonnesa), Localedue (Bologna), Lu Cafausu (San Cesario di Lecce), Quartiere Intelligente (Napoli), RAVE-East Village Artist Residency (Trivignano Udinese), Spazio Buonasera (Turin), There is no place like home (Rome).Read more
7 march – 8 july 2018
Carlo Scarpa Foyer
The Independent opens 2018 with the MoRE group, the digital museum that collects, preserves and exhibits on line unrealised projects by 20th- and 21st-century artists. It also won i8, namely the initiative of the ArtVerona fair dedicated to independent spaces.
For this MAXXI event, MoRE presents WunderMoRE, a project curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Elisabetta Modena, Valentina Rossi, Marco Scotti and Anna Zinelli that showcases the museum’s archive by use of a collection of images.
2 December 2017 – 25 February 2018
curated by Elena Motisi
Carlo Scarpa Foyer
Founded in 1998 by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in Caracas, since 2010 the group has been operating within the ambit of the Zurich Polytechnic, working on an international level with people from various disciplines and promoting dialogue between developing and developed countries.
At MAXXI Urban-Think Tank is presenting Città Parangolé, a reflection on utopian theories and their consequent development within the ambit of the contemporary urban context.Read more
Garibaldi is The Independent’s online magazine. Active since 2017 with a fluid editorial team that for every issue involves intellectuals, critics or contemporary thinkers and/or an independent group. Garibaldi investigates – through a multiple gaze – themes and geographical contexts of the independent practices.
On the occasion of the MAXXI event, this issue of Garibaldi will be co-edited by NESXT – Independent Art Network. NESXT, which was born in Turin in 2016, is a festival, an observatory and a network devoted to the Italian independent scene, and has been a partner of THE INDEPENDENT since 2017. The space for in-depth analysis provided by the Journal will see NESXT introduce itself through its own manifesto and an interview to Artistic Director Olga Gambari, proposing a reflection on the roots and philosophical statute of independence.
edited by NESXT, Elena Motisi and Simone Ciglia