Articles // Rome // Arts & Culture CHECK OUT A TRANSFORMATIVE EXHIBITION IN ROME 11 Mar 2016 And experience a mechnical musical band made up entirely of weapons and ammunition. Rome’s famed contemporary art gallery the MAXXI is currently home to a jungle of brilliant and fantastical installations designed to change the world for the better. Think orchestral instruments made from re-crafted weapons found on the Mexican border; a giant plastic boa used for refugees who capsize in the Mediterranean Sea; and a huge lotus flower made with the golden thermal blankets given to those who are rescued. The exhibition, called Transformers, invited social activists from four corners of the world: the Korean artist Choi-Jeong-Hwa, Mexican architect Pedro Reyes, French designer Didier Fiuza Faustino and Italian designer Martino Gamper. The four teamed up to show works that demonstrate the possibility of a new reality and a kinder, greener world. Of course, the MAXXI is worth a visit in itself, the Zaha Hadid-designed building houses large sloping walkways and enormous light-filled spaces, a brilliant art-book shop and its famous cinema. But this latest exhibition is a rare opportunity to see these acclaimed artists at work together. With amazing visuals, the visitor is invited to stroll among enormous installations with even bigger transformative power.