Photo by Musacchio Ianniello, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI.
The exhibition «Maria Lai. Tenendo per mano il sole» curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Luigia Lonardelli, in collaboration with Archivio Maria Lai and Fondazione Stazione dell’Arte. 
MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, 19 June 2019 — 12 January 2010
I developed the design based on the following concepts: • Rhythm • Repetition • Geometry • Sign • Sewn sign • Formal simplicity • Immediate communication • Weaving • Game • Local tradition • Universal code. 
The aim of the design was to capture and evoke the visual code of Maria Lai’s art. 
The glyph
em-Dash works as the project’s throughline, literally and figuratively: the dash extends across and weaves together the various texts and signs of the exhibition.
The exhibition is articulated in five thematic sections — «To Be Is to Weave. Sewing and Mending»; «Art Is Adult’s Play. Playing and Storytelling»; «Landscape Object. Spreading and Sharing»; «The Astral Traveller. Imagining the Elsewhere»; «Art Takes Us by the Hand. Meeting and Participating» — and in a biographical section that visualizes the life of Maria Lai in a graphic journey 40 meters long.
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