POINT OF EQUILIBRIUM: Thought Space Light from Toyo Ito to Ettore Spalletti, the first exhibition inaugurating MAXXI L’Aquila, Italy, is dedicated to Ettore Spalletti. Colonna nel vuoto, L’Aquila, 2019 is one of the eight works that have been commissioned for this special occasion. Spalletti chose the chapel, an intimate space on the first floor of the museum building, as his commission site. Here stands a column in the centre of the space, projecting upward to the lantern of the Baroque dome. Now an intergral part of the architecture, this column of light invites the viewer to gaze up into infinity in a space of silence and light. The work will remain permanently in the museum.