Maxxi Opens Two Exhibitions in Support of the Work of Young Italian Artists

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ROME.- Four site-specific installations that transform the museum space inside and out, 3,015 portfolios of young artists, 150 videos and 2 online databases, an “open call” to all those artists who have yet to present their work to the public: MAXXI presents the Italian XXI Century. The four finalists, all under 40, in the first edition of the Italian Contemporary Art Prize promoted by MAXXI are Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio and Piero Golia. From 4 December 2010 to 20 March 2011 MAXXI is dedicating an exhibition to the group of artists and their site-specific installations conceived and produced for the museum. Episodes in recent Italian history and the most burning current issues sit alongside more intimate themes as the four projects constantly alternate idioms and establish a dialogue between art and architecture. Italy’s “Years of Lead” are re-examined in