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New York Minute, Part I

Posted on Sep 20, 2009 | 6 comments

Last night I went to MACRO Future, located in the ex-mattatoio (slaughterhouse) in Testaccio, for the opening of New York Minute. This was the debut exhibition under the new director, Luca Massimo Barbero. He used to be the president of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation and of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, a city which is doing amazing things in the contemporary art world. I’d never gone to MACRO before and historically am not a huge lover of contemporary art, but as you may have noticed by reading this blog, I am a huge fan and supporter of anything bringing Rome into the contemporary landscape. I figured it would be crowded, as I’ve been hearing tons about it, but I had no idea what a fantastic turnout there would end up being. Such a big turnout, in fact, that I waited 45 minutes in line to get in! Yes people, 45 minute….I was cranky by the end, but then it was just a matter of waiting it out and also getting in to get some good photos to share with everyone. This photo was taken during the wait and I thought this girl was very fashionable and indicative of the “scene” that was at the opening. Lots of people I knew were there, including Bibi from the Contesta Rock Hair Store.

Next up….photos inside….stay tuned!


  1. lol. Looks like the guy caught you taking the photo! 😀

  2. Oh I'm sure he did, I took quite a few before I got a good one 🙂

  3. Love it, great shot

  4. Amusing that he's got a MINI, rather than a Fiat. A real Italian Job!

    Incidentally I'm getting a new 500 in around 8 weeks. Can't wait.

  5. It's funny that these are the two people you photographed. They are two of the artists in the show Tim Barber and Aurel Schmidt. Busted!

  6. Really? That makes the photo even better! I just thought she has a pretty kick ass style going on. Thanks for telling me.

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