My exhibition in Rome at the Museum of Contemporary Art opened December 3, 2011 and will run through April 29, 2012.
As part of the exhibition planning I spent several months photographing locations all over Italy.
Here are a few of those pictures.
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
– Giuseppe Verdi
Open my heart and you will see,
Graved inside of it, “Italy.”
– Robert Browning
For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery—
back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again
after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.
Report of fashions in proud Italy,
Whose manners still our tardy-apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.
– William Shakespeare
Published in the New Yorker Magazine
Roads shouldered by enclosing walls with narrow
cobbled tracks for streets, those hill towns with their
stamp-sized squares and a sea pinned by the arrow
of a quivering horizon, with names that never wither
for centuries and shadows that are the dial of time. Light
older than wine and a cloud like a tablecloth
spread for lunch under the leaves …
April 21, 2008
MACRO Testaccio Pelanda
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4
December 3, 2011 – April 29, 2012
If there is a gratification which I envy any people in this world it is to your country [Italy] its music.
This is the favorite passion of my soul, and fortune has cast my lot in a country where it is in a state of deplorable barbarism .
– Thomas Jefferson
Italy is a dream that keeps returning
for the rest of your life.
– Anna Akhmatova
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Some Media coverage of the Rome Exhibition: