|Pinzari with her horse sculpture made of her own hair.|
|di Silvestre easily talked about his work with Dianne|
And there's more.
The artists have been "found" by the powers that be. The first to recognize them as a group and give them publicity was Shara Wasserman, who is a professor of art history at Temple University in Rome and also an independent (and, we say, the best) curator (see Shara's new Web site at http://www.contemporaryrome.com). More recognition came when perhaps the most famous of Rome art critics, Achille Bonito Oliva, curated a show for them (and got the publicity and produced the catalog). That show, complete with a glossy program that is lovely in itself, brought more recognition (and visitors, like us).
|the "condominio" - ordinary from the outside|
You might be able to find some artists at work, as we did - but it was special, almost open-studio, weekend. The building is at via Giuseppe Arimondi 3. You can also try emailing email@example.com
The artists refer to themselves as "in condominio" - in other words, working together and renting together in a common space. Recent articles in the Rome newspapers indicate they are still making waves, and are represented in efforts to enhance - or perhaps just support - Rome's contemporary art community.