Maramotti è a collection d’ private contemporary art that opened to the public in 2007, in the historical site of the companyà Max Mara, in Reggio Emilia.La permanent collectionè visited free of charge and on reservation, according to the desire of Achille Maramotti. It consists of a significant selection of more than two hundred works representing only part of the iconographic heritage formed in forty’ years of passionate collecting. The collectionè developed organically including particularly paintings but also sculptures and installations made since 1945 and presents works by some of the major Italian art trends and international that were strengthened in the late twentieth century. Over one hundred and twenty artists are represented with significant works that introduced, all’ era of their creation and acquisition, elements of substantial innovation and experimentation in artistic research.
The twenty-first century works for the most part are not included in&rsquo ; permanent exhibition: to them are dedicated thematic exhibitions in the spaces intended for temporary exhibitions, spaces where, with continuityà ;, the projects commissioned by international artists are also on display. The works produced become part of the collection, with the’ aim to combine acquisition practices and opening-up to their fruition pubblica.La Collection exhibits and also acquires the winning projects of the biennial award Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, for emerging artists based in the United Kingdom. The winners of the first six editions of the award have been: Margaret Salmon, Hannah Rickards, Andrea Bü ttner, Laure Prouvost, Corin Sworn, Emma Hart .
The winner of the seventh edition , Helen Cammock, presenterà his new exhibition in 2019, after the residence in Italy in 2018. The award recognizes the close relationship that Max Mara has with dell’ art world.