La Forza delle Rovine - "The Library" by Lori Nix in Rome
"LA FORZA DELLE ROVINE"
curated by Marcello Barbanera
MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO DI PALAZZO ALTEMPS, ROMA
P.zza Sant'Apollinare, 8 - Roma
OPENING: Thursday October 15th, 2015 / Until January 15th, 2016
Although the association between ruins and archaeology is the most immediate in common imagery, the theme of ruins involves several fields in a cultural-historical perspective, such as: literature, philosophy, landscape, painting, theory of restoration, architecture, city planning, psychoanalysis, sociology and music. The exhibition starts from ancient times and moves to these concepts, showing the importance, the fascination and the narrative power of ruins.
Testimonies from the past as well as proofs of contemporary disasters and sounds inspired by ruins (f.e. Beethoven...) are some of the starting points to meditate on the present.
Website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activtiesi: http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/MibacUnif/Eventi/visualizza_asset.html_404584469.html
Lori Nix, The Library, 2007