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Carhartt Wip presents ”Free Ride – Exercices in Revolutions” Raphael Zarka at MAXXI Rome

October 28, 2014

Carhartt WIP is supporting the work “Free Ride” of Raphael Zarka in “Exercises In Revolution” a series of performances taking part in MAXXI Rome as a part of “Open Museum Open City“.


About Raphael’s work in Rome

As part of Rome’s contemporary art museum MAXXI’s exhibition “Open Museum Open City” our friend Raphael Zarka will participate in a three-day performative project called “Esercizi di rivoluzioni / Exercises for a revolution”.

The project, reflecting on the theme of game and rules, will feature a wooden replica of Tony Smith’s sculpture “Free Ride” from 1962,  a very skateable piece of early minimal art that inspired Raphael for his latest book of the same name. (Free Ride : Skateboard, mécanique galiléenne et formes simples).

The replica will be put on display and is open to be skated in front of the museum on the Piazza Boetti on the 29th, 30th and 31st of october between 15.00h and 19.00h. A lecture by Raphaël will take place at the museum on Thursday 30th at 17.30h.


About Exercises In Revolution:

Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 October 2014; h 3.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Friday 31 October 2014; h 3.00 – 9.00 p.m.


Nina Beier | Cherimus | Ryan Gander | Falke Pisano | Anna Scalfi Eghenter | Valentina Vetturi | Raphaël Zarka | Italo Zuffi


The rules of the game, as the players are well aware, are a serious business. Presented as a three-day performative segment of Open Museum Open City, the project includes a series of artists invited to reinvent the meaning of highly popular games such as chess, football, and soccer, creating new guidelines and instructions that diverge from the familiar ones. Exercises in Revolution explores the idea of discipline as the rules governing coexistence between different individuals and probes its deeper meaning, trying to move past it. It is an operation aimed at training the body and mind; it is meant to develop critical skills and implement new ways of building relationships, to offer new possibilities of coexistence. Changing the rules of the game, as players are well aware, is a serious move.


MAXXI – National Museum of XXI century arts

Via Guido Reni, 4A, Rome

Gallery 1,2,3,4, Hall and MAXXI Piazza


from Carhartt Wip Skate Team

Bram De Cleen

Sylvain Tognelli


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