From May 30 to November 7, 2010  – National museum of XXI century Art
In order to truly mark its arrival in the field of modern and contemporary art, the MAXXI needed to hold an exhibition that would remain a reference. Among the five that will open on 27 May, it is undoubtedly the one dedicated to Gino De Dominicis (1947-1998) that will uphold this responsibility. Designed by Achille Bonito Oliva, the «inventor» of the Transavanguardia movement, it brings together close to 130 works by this solitary and polymorphous artist. An improbable fusion of Salinger, Dada and Duchamp, De Dominicis was remarked by some installations that created a scandal, of which the most famous are his Mozzarella in carrozza, in which the humble cheese from Naples is placed in a wrapping in the shape of a carriage, or his Seconda Soluzione d’Immortalità, in which he exhibited a mongoloid during the Biennale in Venice in 1972. He is capable of showing invisible squares (simply drawn on the ground ), or of announcing his death a few years in advance, and cumulates approaches of conceptual art and the theatre of the absurd. The exhibition mixes all of these «periods», and includes the giant, 24 meter long Cosmic lover.

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