allora & calzadilla - blackout

maxxi - rome
february 16 - may 30, 2018

allora & calzadilla, lifespan, 2014

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla realize the Blackout project at MAXXI, a corpus of recent works focusing on the theme of energy. Working in the gallery 5 space, the duo closely links the exhibition path and the works, almost creating a "performative" environment.


Through the narration of a paradoxical situation like that of Puerto Rico, a territory not incorporated in the USA, the artists analyze the critical issues and the contradictions related to energy in its relationship with power, research, environmentalism and the global political situation, confirming their vocation to reflect on events and circumstances related to historical-political events.
Thanks to a critical and visionary approach, the works of Allora & Calzadilla re-read the present by offering unpublished points of view and proposing a new perspective on reality.


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