Curated by: Cristiana Collu
The best way to start: on Monday and May 18 in the International Museum Day, with a new exhibition in the Central Hall, with the new space of the Sala delle Colonne and the Staircase and with the work in progress, a construction site that defines the new spaces for the community.
The best day started a few weeks ago, when everything slowly started to move because a horizon has emerged. The time of immeasurable unity, released from its hinges to enter into the indistinct, had returned to flow and run. And in the last few days we have even felt the breath on the neck and the adrenaline of the countdown. We open to return the National Gallery to the public, with the provisional modalities foreseen by the situation in which we are - and we are not, we are all other - and now that at the time we can reunite space and movement we will first of all prove it to ourselves. Let's get back on track. We shorten the distances, we keep those that have always characterized our stay in the museum and in front of a work, after all we have always and only touched it with our eyes, yet with what transport, with how much emotion. Let's keep the physical distance and leave the social distance behind. Let's reconcile with the places and we will be at home everywhere. And maybe yes "the world has changed, in fact it is no longer to be conquered, but to be inhabited".