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Rome | Parasite 2.0 announced as the winner of YAP MAXXI 2016

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MAXXI – Museum of the 21st Century Arts announced Parasite 2.0 as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in Rome. 

The installation by Parasite 2.0, entitled “MAXXI Temporary School: The museum is a school. A school is a Battleground”, won the sixth Italian edition of YAP, a program aimed to promote and support young architects,  organized by MAXXI together with MoMA / MoMA PS1 in NY, Constructo of Santiago, Istanbul Modern (Turkey) and MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul (Korea).

The installation – composed of mobile elements depicting fantastic environments, animal silhouettes and fragments of landscape – along with being used as a backdrop for Summer events at MAXXI, is a reflection on the increasingly blurred boundary between space and its representation.

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The international jury of YAP MAXXI 2016:
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura – Margherita Guccione, Director MAXXI Architettura – Hou Hanru, Artistic Director MAXXI – Monia Trombetta, Coordinator MAXXI Arte – Sean Anderson, MoMA Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, and Massimo Alvisi, Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners.

Parasite 2.0 (Milan) is conducted by Eugenio Cosentino, Stefano Colombo and Luca Marullo.

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The other finalists were: Deltastudio (Ronciglione – VT), Angelo Renna (Prato), de gayardon bureau (Cesena), and demogo (Treviso).

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