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MAXXI Museum Rome Acquires 25 Works from Paolo Ventura

May 13, 2022

Rome’s contemporary museum of art, the MAXXI museum , has acquired 25 works by Paolo Ventura from his short stories.

The MAXXI, designed by deconstructivist architect Zaha Hadid, is pushing Rome on top of Italy’s cities in terms of the art world (confirmed by Italian magazine Arte and Artnet), with works in its collection by Francis Alÿs, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Kiki Smith, Andy Warhol, Maurizio Cattelan and so many other artists.

Paolo Ventura’s Short Stories was a photo project made in his studio in Tuscany. With a painted backdrop, old costumes and props, he created short stories with his wife Kim and son Primo as acting participants. Each person can read his own story in Ventura’s story. The Vanishing Man is a delicate and strong short story of 4 photographs, and tells everything without the use of any word about the Jewish deportations.




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