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View of “Ettore Spalletti,” 2014. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome. Back wall: Voce Bassa (Low Voice), 2014. Right wall: each Parole di colore (Words of Color), 2011.

Ettore Spalletti

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View of “Ettore Spalletti,” 2014. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome. Back wall: Voce Bassa (Low Voice), 2014. Right wall: each Parole di colore (Words of Color), 2011.

This distinctive exhibition of Ettore Spalletti’s work, organized in three different venues in as many cities, achieves a unique presentation that conveys the complexity of his practice from both an emotional and a factual point of view, revealing his inner geography as well as his dedication to detail and love for material. Recent works are on display at MAXXI, in some cases conceived in dialogue with Zaha Hadid’s idiosyncratic architectural space. One example is Voce Bassa (Low Voice), 2014, an enormous panel of a joyful light-blue color laid out on the floor, following the museum’s ascending ramp. In the works on the wall, the blues, alternating with powder pinks, unfold in all their nuances and seem to almost settle like dust or talc against the white volumes of the shaped columns. The room installation designed for the exhibition in Rome, Un giorno così bianco, così bianco

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