Fuori tutto. Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. Architecture section curated by Pippo Ciorra, Laura Felci, Elena Tinacci. Photography section curated by Simona Antonacci. MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome. 28.06.2023 – 25.02.2024

Gianfranco Baruchello, Piccolo Sistema, 2012-2013, photo credit Giorgio Benni, courtesy Fondazione Maxxi.

Gianfranco Baruchello, Piccolo Sistema, 2012-2013, photo credit Giorgio Benni, courtesy Fondazione Maxxi.

Gianfranco Baruchello, Quaderno 73, 2016, photo credit Ezio Gosti.

Gianfranco Baruchello, Quaderno 73, 2016, photo credit Ezio Gosti.

The exhibition Fuori tutto, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, is conceived as an “open repository,” where works from the Maxxi’s permanent collection kept in storage are exhibited. The new layout thus showcases the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, artists from the historical generations to the younger ones, narrating the national and international art scene through works of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, video, installation, performance, and sound experimentation.

Among the invited artists, Gianfranco Baruchello is present with the works Piccolo Sistema (2012-13), donated to the Maxxi in 2017, and the two works Quaderno 73 (2016).

Piccolo Sistema was created by Baruchello for the Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition (2013). Conceived as a large-scale object, Piccolo Sistema is a work-space, environmental and performative, conceived as a laboratory for imagining, where all the elements present are ready to be activated by the viewer’s imagination.

The two Quaderno 73, placed in relation to¬†Piccolo Sistema, are two works (ink on aluminum) conceived as an archive of images from the 1970s where “small systems” of forms, figures, and signs converse with each other.