after taking more than 10,000 photographs last year this is a collection of some of the favorites from 2009.
part of an ongoing love affair with entropy.
various cracks, braces, repairs, patches and supports.
various locations around the world
The history of the new exhibition space for the Musei Capitolini in the former Giovanni Montemartini Thermoelectric Centre, an extraordinary example of industrial archaeology converted into a museum, began in 1997 with the transfer of hundreds of sculptures to the new location during the restructuring works carried out across much of the Capitoline complex.
To create space in the Museum of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the Museo Nuovo and the Braccio Nuovo, while keeping the works of art accessible to the public, an exhibition was created in 1997 in the restructured rooms of the first public electricity plant in Rome. The exhibition was entitled “The machines and the gods”: it put side by side two diametrically opposed worlds, those of classical art and industrial archaeology.
In an atmospheric game of contrasts, the old machinery of electricity production became the backdrop for masterpieces of ancient sculpture and precious goods found in the excavations of the late nineteenth century and the 1930s. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late imperial age.
The adaption of the building into a museum, the restoration of the machines and the educational sections about industrial archaeology have all been created by ACEA.
these “madonnelle” or little madonnas are scattered all over rome. placed on street corners to protect passers-by, their origins are pagan. an inventory in 1994 listed 637 of these around the city but it’s believed that there were twice as many in the 19th century.