An intimate dialogue between paintings, drawings, writing and the environment to tell social and collective issues. A site-specific project designed for MAXXI that transforms a corner of the museum (the wall of the staircase that leads from the lobby to the Galleries) into an exhibition space where reality is exposed between ironic and biting figures and stories. It is the exhibition by NEDKO SOLAKOV, A CORNERED SOLO SHOW # 2 , curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta, which visitors can discover at MAXXI from May 26th to September 25th 2022 .
With A Cornered Solo Show # 2 Nedko Solakov (Cherven Briag, Bulgaria, 1957), an international artist who lives and works in Sofia, presents a story conceived for a very specific point of the Museum: a visible, passing place, usually not used for exhibitions because they are very different from an exhibition space. A corner that could escape visitors but which, thanks to the artistic intervention, once discovered, offers privileged access to the thoughts and ideas of the artist.
Solakov 's ability to tell stories in relation to the surrounding space becomes a vehicle for comments and thoughts on social and collective issues.
Relying on a witty play on words - corner / cornered - the artist chooses a corner of the MAXXI to critically narrate highly topical socio-cultural issues and reveal with an ironic spirit the most hidden mechanisms of contemporary art, which explores the complexities, contradictions, alternatives and experiments derived from the urge to think, to shape, to negotiate with the human condition and self-representation.