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Living in Rome

Venice for the Biennale

Once every two years from June to November, Venice becomes the centre of the contemporary art world, when it is hosting one of the most prestigious international art gathering: the … Continue reading

June 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Breathing contemporary art

Rome is slowly trying to catch up with other major cities for contemporary art venues. Its newly opened contemporary art museum, the MAXXI, designed by the celebrated anglo-iraqi architect, Zaha … Continue reading

February 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Day trip to Naples

I went to Naples especially to see a Bill Viola exhibition, one of my favourite contemporary artists. The show was held at the Capodimonte museum, one of the largest in … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

The MAXXI, a new contemporary art museum for Rome

Very few contemporary buildings have been built in Rome since Mussolini’s transformation of the city in the 1930s. So when Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid was commissioned to design a new … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Colosseum burning

This weekend, ¬†Danish-Argentinian artist couple, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz vistually set the colosseum on fire, with their new video installation, part of their” city on fire” art work series. … Continue reading

September 18, 2010 · Leave a comment
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