Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Happiness. A Survival Guide for Art + Life

Museo MACRO, Rome
Sept. 17, 2020 h 6:30 pm

A lecture by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
in the framework of Agorà, the public program of Museo MACRO

Una Mostra at MACRO

Itō Jakuchū, Bodhidharma, color on silk, Edo period (XVIII sec.)

The space of art is the field of the search for happiness, an open field where images are forms of life and survival. This is the premise of Happiness. A Survival Guide for Art and Life, the inaugural exhibition of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2003). Curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi, this initiatory gesture brought together a world of researchers of happiness between East and West, ancient and contemporary, arcadia, nirvana, desire and harmony. Francesco Urbano Ragazzi tells us about it in an attempt to trace, among other things, an eccentric genealogy of Italian curatorship.

An exhibition is a format of AGORA, the discursive engine of the museum, in which each meeting is dedicated to narrating an exhibition project that has particularly affected the professional path of the invited curators.

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