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In line with the fluid nature of independent practices, over the years The Independent has varied on a number of occasions the way the selected groups are involved.  A selection of independents has in fact been invited by the curatorial team to present themselves in MAXXI’s physical space, with a constant intention to occupy the museum’s interstitial or official spaces: from the atrium to the stairwell, by way of the galleries, The Independent has experimented with installations (2014-2015), the combinatory possibility of the video idiom (2016-2017), through to the current format, The Wall, in the Carlo Scarpa Foyer. Since 2017, The Wall has presented a statement on the identities of the Italian and international groups and spaces hosted and acting in this space through diverse media and idioms.

THE INDEPENDENT. NESXT

12 July 2018 – 17 February 2019
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

NESXT proposes a selection of eight group / space projects of the independent national scene, invited to recount their story in a free, personal manner.


THE INDEPENDENT. MORE MUSEUM OF REFUSED AND UNREALISED ART PROJECTS

7 march – 8 july 2018
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

MoRE group, the digital museum that collects, preserves and exhibits on line unrealised projects by 20th- and 21st-century artists, presents WunderMoRE.


THE INDEPENDENT. NESXT

12 July 2018 – 17 February 2019
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

NESXT proposes a selection of eight group / space projects of the independent national scene, invited to recount their story in a free, personal manner.


THE INDEPENDENT. MORE MUSEUM OF REFUSED AND UNREALISED ART PROJECTS

7 march – 8 july 2018
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

MoRE group, the digital museum that collects, preserves and exhibits on line unrealised projects by 20th- and 21st-century artists, presents WunderMoRE.


THE INDEPENDENT. URBAN-THINK TANK

2 December 2017 – 25 February 2018
curated by Elena Motisi
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

Founded in 1998 by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in Caracas the group present a reflection on utopian theories and their development within the urban setting.


THE INDEPENDENT. CAFFÈ INTERNAZIONALE

27 July – 01 October 2017
curated by Giulia Ferracci
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

Caffè Internazionale is a Palermo-based club managed by production manager Darrell Shines, artist Stefania Galegati and Davide Ricco, an eclectic barman-curator.


THE INDEPENDENT. INSTITUTE FOR PROVOCATION

12 October – 26 November 2017
curated by Elena Motisi
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

Founded in Beijing in 2010, the group Institute for Provocation is an artistic organization and a working space that promotes cultural exchanges and production of a collective nature.


THE INDEPENDENT. RADICAL INTENTION

13 April – 23 July 2017
curated by Giulia Ferracci
Carlo Scarpa Foyer

Radical Intention is using the museum space as a workplace to develop and construct its Dazibao, a large font mural newspaper.


THE INDEPENDENT. EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES

22 June – 18 September 2016
curated by Giulia Ferracci
Foyer Guido Reni

European Alternatives is a civil society transnational organisation and citizen movement stemming from an alternative understanding of Europe.


THE INDEPENDENT. URBAN GORILLAS

9 February – 19 March 2017
curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi
Atrium stairwell

Founded in 2013 and based in Cyprus, Urban Gorillas is a non-profit organization run by a multi-disciplinary team of urban enthusiasts planning for healthy, creative and socially inclusive cities.


THE INDEPENDENT. UNA VETRINA

15 December 2016 – 5 February 2017
curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi
Atrium stairwell

Founded in 2013 by Gianni Garrera, Giuseppe Garrera and Carlo Pratis, “Una Vetrina” is a non-stop place for the consumption of thoughts and daydreams.


THE INDEPENDENT. BASE

30 September – 11 December 2016
curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi
Atrium stairwell

Composed of 11 artists, BASE recounts, through videos and documents, its 18 years as an independent space in Florence.


THE INDEPENDENT. BOA MISTURA

22 June – 18 September 2016
curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi
Atrium stairwell

“Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico”: a project for social change targeting a vulnerable community at a high risk of marginalization.


NERO. La scrittura degli echi


27 February – 7 June

La scrittura degli echi is a work based on sound, a daily palimpsest of audio contributions that are distributed via the museum’s communications service in order to transmit a collective and ephemeral voice: free interventions, original and otherwise, by various authors in the form of recordings, readings, extracts and sound tracks.




SMU-RESEARCH – PHILIPPE VASSET Informal Paths

2 April – 3 May 2015
MAXXI, Galleria 2bis

The project Informal Paths originates from the encounter between SMU-research and the French writer Philippe Vasset, now living in the French Academy at Villa Medici.


CURA. Dreams That Money Can’t Buy

26 June – 12 October 2014
MAXXI, stairs

Founded in 2009 by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin, CURA. is a mobile and propulsive platform devoted to exchange and dialogue among critical voices, contemporary artistic production and collaboration with institutional and independent groups.


ISOLA. Fight-Specific Isola

Fight-Specific Isola by Isola Art Center describes a neo-liberal Italian story, a battle of our times, in which the protagonists and the warriors are the inhabitants of Milan’s Isola quarter and the artists of the Isola Art Center.


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