Artist Huang Weikai participates in MAXXI”s group exhibition “THE STREET, Where the world is made” . By  interweaving an array of art works ranging from installations, videos, architectures, performances and live projects, the exhibition transforms the exhibition space into an urban street scene, revisiting the street as the prime locus for the origination of  contemporary art practices, investigating the various potential linkages between the idea of the  future cities and the function of artistic communities.

Huang Weikai’s presented work ” MADAMIMADAM” threads the contextual  structure  of Palindrome and the post-produced aerial images of the urban highways, paralleling the continuous format of the poem verses with the circular  design of the urban infrastructure, delineating an endless non-exit labyrinth. Through the attempt of  returning to the street, artist thus rethinks the legitimacy of urban planning, and the related infrastructural problems. The exhibition will be on view until April 28th, 2019.

THE STREET. Where the world is made” 展览现场 Installation views. Photo credit: Musacchio Ianniello. Courtesy of Fondazione MAXXI.

Featured Artwork

黄伟凯 Huang Weikai, 赏花归去马如飞酒力微醒时已暮 MADAMIMADAM, 2016, 单频无声彩色影像 Single channel video, color, silent, 4’58”, 录像截帧 Video still

Participating artists

Adel Abdessemed, Allora & Calzadilla, Halil Altindere, Francis Alÿs, Iván Argote, Marcela Armas, Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Eric Baudelaire, Boamistura, Monica Bonvicini, Botto&Bruno, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cao Fei, Chim↑Pom, Martin Creed, Daniel Crooks, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nemanja Cvijanović, Jonathas de Andrade, Chto Delat, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Memed Erdener – Extrastruggle, Fang Lu, Flavio Favelli, Simon Fujiwara, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Alberto Garutti, Kendell Geers, David Hammons, Sharon Hayes, Ha Za Vu Zu, He He, Jeppe Hein, Jörg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hiwa K, Huang Weikai, Alfredo Jaar, Leopold Kessler, Kim Sora, Kimsooja, Barbara Kruger, Mark Lewis, Li Binyuan, Gleen Ligon, Li Liao, Lin Yilin, Liu Qingyuan, Cinthia Marcelle, Jill Magid, Map Office, Minouk Lim, Momoyo Kaijima, Carsten Nicolai, Ahmet Öğüt, OHT (Office for a Human Theatre), Pak Sheung Chuen (Tozer Pak), The Propeller Group, Navin Rawanchaikul, Pedro Reyes, Robin Rhode, Andrea Salvino, Moe Satt, Anna Scalfi, Marinella Senatore, Chen Shaoxiong, Shen Yuan, Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo, Adnan Softić, Stalker, SunYuan /Peng Yu, Koki Tanaka, Hsieh Tehching, Eugenio Tibaldi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sissel Tolaas, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Vatamanu & Tudor, Xijing Men, Yang Jiechang, Yang Zhenzhong, Raphaël Zarka, Zhao Zhao, Zhou Tao, Zhu Jia, Artur Żmijewski, Università la Sapienza.


Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and headed by Giovanna Melandri.Since December 2013 Hou Hanru has been the Artistic Director of the museum, which includes MAXXI Architettura, directed by Margherita Guccione, and MAXXI Arte, directed by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.The programming of the activities – exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects – reflects MAXXI’s vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of our time.The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome’s Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.

About Artist

Huang Weikai was born in Guangzhou and studied Chinese painting since he was ten years old. In 1995, he graduated from the Chinese Art Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Thereafter, he worked as a cinema promoter, screenwriter and cinematographer. Since 2002, he has been making independent films and has received numerous awards. In 2010, he was awarded Asian Cultural Council/Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship and invited to be a visiting scholar in the Cinema Studies Department at Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. In 2011, his feature-length project, Now is the Future of the Past, was selected for L’Atelier at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, his work Disorder was selected in a list of “the 100 Best Films Ever Made in Mainland China” publicized by Time Out. His selected group exhibitions include “THE STREET. Where the world is made” (MAXXI, Rome, 2018) , “The D-Tale, Video Art from the Pearl River Delta” (Times Art Center Berlin, Berlin, 2018), “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture” (Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen, 2017), “Re/Sentiment” (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2016), “Documentary fornight 2011” (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2011).