What A Wonderful World, an interactive exhibition not to be missed at the MAXXI

What A Wonderful World is an interactive exhibition that can be visited at the MAXXI in Rome, with works by 12 artists who wonder about the problems of the present and the hopes of the future, creating an unprecedented experience for every visitor…

An experimental path that combines technology and art

The MAXXI in Rome is hosting the exhibition What a Wonderful World until 12 March 2023, an installation of a technological, experimental, and interactive Art Collection with works by the artists Micol Assaël, Ed Atkins, Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Simon Denny, Rä di Martino, Franklin Evans, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Liliana Moro, Olaf Nicolai, Jon Rafman, Tatiana Trouvé, Paolo Ventura, and James Webb.

This is an exhibition of large installations with which the public interacts through touchscreens to map, view, and share the visitor’s feelings, relationship, and interpretation of the works of art. The exhibition is curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director of MAXXI Arte with Eleonora Farina, Luigia Lonardelli and Anne Palopoli, and can be visited in Via Guido Reni 4 / a from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and on weekends until 8 pm.

The work conceived as an ecosystem

This exhibition is presented as an experimental and evolving project that arises from the idea that a work of art is much more than an object but an ecosystem that lives and evolves thanks to all the relationships that arise and develop around it: there are those who take care of it, preserve it, tell its’ story, and those who benefit from it.

In fact, an integral part of the exhibition is the prototype of the Digital Relational Ecosystem, designed by the HER research centre: She Loves Data founded by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico and based on Artificial Intelligence software.

At the end of the exhibition, a small auditorium was put in place where visitors can stop and explore the ecosystem in all its richness. The most advanced digital technologies thus contribute to an idea of ​​a museum, based on interactions, that is projected into the future.

Questioning the present and the future

The title alludes to today’s reality and hope for tomorrow: through the visionary gaze of the artists, it evokes, even in an ironic way, our time that is studded with great uncertainties and challenges, but also with multiple human and technological possibilities of great evolutions and thrusts towards the future.

The works on display investigate the great issues of scientific and technological progress in relation to the challenges of the contemporary era: the hybridization between species and ecosystems, between experiences of reality and virtual interactions, between changes and grafts of identities and genders, giving life to a living body, with works that seek answers to the complexity and contradictions of our time.