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Yael Bartana, Trembling Time, 2001, video, color, sound, 6 minutes 20 seconds.

Yael Bartana, Trembling Time, 2001, video, color, sound, 6 minutes 20 seconds.

“The Street”

MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Yael Bartana, Trembling Time, 2001, video, color, sound, 6 minutes 20 seconds.

WITH ITS UNAMBIGUOUS TITLE and broad inclusion of upward of two hundred artworks by more than 140 artists from every habitable continent, “La strada. Dove si crea il mondo” (The Street: Where the World Is Made) addresses how art, design, and architecture shape our urban environments and influence how we participate in daily life. Hou Hanru, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo’s artistic director and the exhibition’s curator, identifies the street as a predominantly political space, one defined by the totality of systems that animate it: transportation, business, and work, as well as food, entertainment, sex, and civic engagement. Hanru’s assessment is reflected in the show’s seven themes: “Street Politics,” “Good Design,” “Community,” “Everyday Life,” “Intervention,” “Mapping,” and “Open Institutions.” Dense, agitated artistic interventions in different media engage viewers

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