Ayrton Senna Forever

24/04/2024 –  13/10/2024

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna, the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile dedicates a large exhibition to the Brazilian driver to delve into two aspects of his life: the champion’s sports history and the private history of a man who has conquered the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

From early kart experiences to Formula 1 single-seaters, the AYRTON SENNA FOREVER exhibition collects the most significant cars driven by Senna throughout his career, from the first Formula Ford to the last Williams. The cars will be accompanied by documents, publications and memorabilia: among these, the most complete collection of racing suits and helmets of the driver and the widest selection of all publications published, in the world, on Ayrton Senna.
To accompany the story, an important visual apparatus will be articulated along the entire path: spectacular images (some previously unpublished), Super8 films, audio-visual installations, and a multi-projection on a large screen.

Among the many photographs on display, taken by the greatest photographers of the time, a wide selection of shots by Angelo Orsi, a great friend and official photographer of Senna.

As a corollary of the exhibition – the largest and most complete ever made – five moments of meeting and debate: pilots, journalists, designers, testers and friends, the loved ones and rivals of all time will help to draw a complete portrait of the unforgettable champion. Many testimonies from those who knew him and – in various ways – influenced his amazing career.

Podcast

AYRTON SENNA FOREVER is also the title of the new podcast created by CHORA MEDIA for the National Automobile Museum. Three episodes intended as an accompanying tool for an emotional journey through the homonymous exhibition.

Thirty years after Ayrton Senna’s death, thanks to an immersive sound narrative, we will retrace together the great driver’s career, from his beginnings with karts in Brazil to his great successes in Formula One. We will follow him on circuits around the world where he clashed with the great champions of the time, from Alain Prost to Nigel Mansell, between resounding victories and inevitable defeats. Thanks to the testimonies of Carlo Cavicchi, journalist and author of the book Senna vero and Angelo Orsi, photographer and great friend of Senna, accompanied by the narrative voice of Emanuele Ruzza, we will get to know Ayrton’s personality and character up close, while driver Riccardo Patrese will tell us, as a protagonist, about the world of Formula One in those years.

Listen now.

Public Program

A corollario dell’esposizione AYRTON SENNA FOREVER – la più grande e completa mai realizzata sul campione brasiliano – cinque momenti di incontro e di dibattito: piloti, giornalisti, progettisti, collaudatori e amici, gli affetti e i rivali di sempre contribuiranno a disegnare un ritratto quanto più completo dell’indimenticato campione. Tante testimonianze di chi lo ha conosciuto e – a vario titolo – ha influito sulla sua strepitosa carriera.

Il Public Program completa la proposta culturale del MAUTO e allarga la riflessione sul tema auto e mobilità. Un programma che esplora linguaggi diversi e approcci trasversali, aprendosi a una riflessione contemporanea e transmediale.

STORIE, VISIONI, SUONI. Un  calendario di incontri che vede alternarsi conversazioni, presentazioni editoriali, proiezioni, eventi musicali e performativi: storie che abbracciano arte, design, letteratura e attualità; esplorazioni visive che spaziano dai film d’autore ai video d’artista e ai documentari; proposte sonore che si muovono tra i generi musicali, con autori e interpreti, ensemble e solisti.

Alcuni degli incontri in programma – tutti gratuiti e su prenotazione – si sviluppano a partire dai temi affrontati dalle mostre temporanee e dalle attività di ricerca del Centro di Conservazione e Restauro e del Centro di Documentazione del Museo

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