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everything is extraordinary
a grand total art project
the extraordinary futurist house of Giacomo Balla is a laboratory of experimentation created by Balla with his daughters, Luce and Elica, where functionality and aesthetics coexist.
a magical place of metamorphosis
a new and vital union where Art envelope everything
an atmosphere refelecting the ideas expressed in the Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe manifesto, signed by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero in 1915.
a universe studded with shapes and colours
the home is a workshop
a space made up of objects, furniture, and furnishings that, though poor in matter, are rich in creative flair and make the flat a truly magical place.
a place chosen as a work of art
In June 1929, the Balla family moved into their home in the Della Vittoria district of Rome.
Giacomo Balla, together with his wife Elisa Marcucci and their two daughters Luce and Elica, reluctantly moved into a ‘clerical’ flat, as Elica herself defines it in her memoirs, which was to become for them the home of a lifetime, a place transformed into a work of art.
until 15 July
Thursday to Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
the visit to Casa Balla takes place in groups of a maximum of 12 people; an in-depth video presentation is also included in the tour
for groups of 12 people in the same tour; myMAXXI membership card-holders; registered journalists with valid ID
under 14 years of age
disabled people + possible accompanying person; minors under 3 years of age (ticket not required)
Dichiarata di interesse culturale dal Ministero della Cultura nel 2004, subì un primo intervento di restauro condotto dall’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro; più recentemente la Soprintendenza Speciale di Roma e gli eredi, in collaborazione con la Banca d’Italia, hanno promosso ulteriori lavori di restauro dell’appartamento e delle opere in esso contenute. Solo oggi, grazie a un lungo e attento lavoro di ricognizione, studio e messa in sicurezza dei beni curato dal MAXXI e dalla Soprintendenza Speciale di Roma, è stato possibile allestire la casa e renderla finalmente fruibile al pubblico restituendone l’anima di fucina creativa.