Fred Buscaglione now at MAXXI in ROME!

“FRED BUSCAGLIONE. Time for a cigarette”

Comediarting oversaw the executive project and with Gina Ingrassia as artistic director of this free-entry exhibition, on the occasion of the Rome Film Festival.

In the exhibition spaces of the MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts in via Guido Reni 4, at the Corner Maxxi, from 13 to 23 October 2022, every day it will be possible to visit the free exhibition “Fred Buscaglione, il tempo di una cigarette ”Dedicated to the inimitable artist of the 1950s, who would have turned 100 on 23 November 2021. The exhibition sponsored by the Municipality of Rome is an initiative that is part of the “Resonances” section of the Rome Film Fest. The exhibition is divided into 5 narrative moments: I’m Fred, The jukebox boy, The tough guy with a soft heart, Fred and television, Accident. A visual and sensorial journey that, through the work of this multifaceted artist, tells the cultural transition from the 50s onwards, through music, television and cinema, bringing us back to the spirit of that period and to the change that took place in the fabric of society and in the lifestyles of post-war Italians.


The modernity, the eclecticism, the biting, and at the same time poetic irony that distinguished him, attracted him to the eternal city. Where he quickly achieved unparalleled success in just two years, the last. The capital, in fact, will be the first important stage of an exhibition that will continue in Turin, his hometown and subsequently abroad, and the place from where the production of a film on the extraordinary life of the Great Fred, produced by Maga Pictures, will start.

The exhibition is part of the Resonances of the Rome Film Fest. Find out more on: