I thought I was going to stay under the covers until tomorrow, but the rain went away and the Professor and I bolted for Via Nazionale.
Quick note for anyone walking down from Piazza Repubblica to the center this week: when walking down the street, take your time to look at the lamp posts and balustrades. They are decorated with yarn and macramè for a public art installation by Magda Sayeg for Il Lusso Essenziale, a six-day multi-venue contemporary art show.
Essential Luxury- the art of the artisan. Knitting, gardens, sunsets and sound. These are a few of my favorite things.
I love when art interacts with the city– Rome, Paris, Los Angeles, Philadelphia. And I am particularly enjoying the mixture of art, craft, city and color. The coup de coeur is the interactive sound installation at the Giardino di Villa Aldobrandini— you know, the rarely open, above-ground garden between Via Nazionale, Via Panisperna and the round-about Largo Magnanopoli, and atop Roman structures. It’s Rome’s best kept secret no more.
(or until it unravels)
Via Nazionale, The Strip
Update: Thanks to some late night reading, I sniffed out more info and a gorgeous website about Magda Saegy– Austin-based artist, founder of KnittaPlease. Check out this post from Cappuccino Chit Chat.