Reggio Emilia, Italy
Collezione Maramotti is a private contemporary art collection which opened to visitors in 2007: it is located in the historical headquarters of Max Mara company, in Reggio Emilia. The permanent collection can be visited with free admission and upon booking, according to the wishes of Achille Maramotti. It comprises a relevant selection of more than two hundred works representing only a portion of the collection put passionately together in forty years.
The collection includes mostly paintings, but also sculptures and installations, made from 1945 till the present day, and presents pieces from the most significant artistic trends both in Italy and abroad from the second half of the 20th century. More than one hundred twenty artists are represented with important works which at the time of their creation and acquisition had introduced elements of substantial innovation and experimentation in artistic research.
For the most part, 21st-century works are not included in the permanent collection: specific exhibitions are dedicated to them in the rooms set for temporary shows, spaces where projects commissioned to international artists are also regularly exhibited. The artworks created for these exhibitions are acquired by the Collection, with the aim of merging acquisition policies with public showing.
The Collection exhibits and acquires also the projects of artists who are awarded the two-yearly Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, for emerging women artists working in the United Kingdom. The winners of the six past editions of the Prize are: Margaret Salmon, Hanbnah Rickards, Andrea Büttner, Laure Prouvost, Corin Sworn, Emma Hart.
The winner of the seventh edition, Helen Cammock, will present her new show in 2019, after the Italian residency in 2018. The Prize testifies Max Mara's close relationships with the art world.
Via Fratelli Cervi, 66
42124, Reggio Emilia
THU 14:30 - 18:30
FRI 14:30 - 18:30
SAT 10:30 - 18:30
SUN 10:30 - 18:30