Informal Paths

SMU-research and Philippe Vasset

Helmut Weber & Sabine Bitter; Alexander Schellow

A.Lanzetta, A. Perin, S. PerinA. Lanzetta, A. Perin, S. Perin

MAXXI Informal PathsVideo Ch. HanussekMAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Roma

Exhibition from April 2 to May 3

Opening: Wednesday April 1, 2015 6.30 pm gallery 2 bis
Works by: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Alison Crawshaw, Christian Hanussek, Alessandro Lanzetta, Antonella Perin, Susanna Perin, Alexander Schellow, Philippe Vasset, Tobias Zielony

The project Informal Paths originates from the encounter between SMU-research and the French writer Philippe Vasset, now living in the French Academy at Villa Medici.

The pivotal element of their collaboration is the complex reality lying beneath Valle Borghesiana: this toponimo of Rome, starting point of the group’s research, exemplifies in a paradigmatic manner the territorial self-planning and self-management processes affecting many territories of Italy, where unauthorized development is the normalcy. The exhibition presents an extract of the work done by the group based on a tight relationship with the neighbourhood’s citizens. Vasset’s first-person narrative acts as counterbalance to SMU-research work, and it invades the gallery both in its immaterial dimension – through the voice which permeates the space – and in its physical dimension – through pieces of writing printed on the walls.

Informal Paths also include the cycle Public Speech which, on a weekly basis, “activates” the gallery space with Narratives, Visions and Self-organizations. Films of all meetings with artists, activists, critics and intellectuals will be available to the public in the exhibition spaces for the whole duration of the exhibition.


Public Speechs

Wednesday 1 April , 7.00 pm


Project presentation by:
Hanru Hou | J. Becker, (metroZones) | G. Kreuter-Lenz, H. Burggrabe (Goethe-Institut Rom) |
SMU-research:  C. Cellamare, A. Lanzetta, A. Perin, S.Perin | Philippe Vasset | Alison Crawshaw | Helmut Weber |

Thursday 9 April, 5.00 pm


Presentations and lectures by:
Pippo Ciorra | Gruppo G124 |Philippe Vasset | Giovanni Attili | Lorenzo Romito | Alexander Schellow

Friday 17 April, 5.00 pm


Presentations and lectures by:
Alessio Rosati | Alessandro Lanzetta | Eugenio Tibandi | Massimo Ilardi |  Aldo Aymonino | Alessandra Criconia

Friday 24 April, 5.00 pm

Presentations and lectures by:
Carlo Cellamare | Valerio Muscella e/and Paolo Palermo, Webdoc 4Stelle Hotel | Stefano Montesi e/and Roberto De Angelis | Francesco Caruso | Metropoliz | Antonella Perin