Enzo Cucchi arrives with a personal project at MAXXI of Rome until the 19th of January 2020.
A single work exhibited inside Sala Gian Ferrari: a putto tries to observe the scorpion clinging to his big toe, positioning his hands to form a telescope, that helps him improve the vision. The modest dimensions of the sculpture adapt perfectly to the architecture of the space in which it is housed. The work is placed above a base that becomes itself an integrated part of the exhibition.
It is a symbol of the image from the classical iconography of the naked child, with references that often recur in the art history, in particular in the Roman statuary and in the great Baroque frescoes.
Enzo Cucchi, always against modernity, wants to express a clear message: the sense of resistance of Rome towards the unstoppable progress of a world based on speed and of a culture of science that drains the spaces of desire and of freedom of thought. In this way, the innocent and pure game of the child is threatened by the scorpion, symbol of death, allegory of mystery and the occult.
When: from the 17th of October 2019 to the 19th of January 2020
Where: MAXXI – Via Guido Reni 4A, Rome
Price: full 12 €; reduced 9 €
Admire the work by Enzo Cucchi inside the MAXXI and stay at the 47 Boutique Hotel!