New York in Rome, in Honor of September 11th

A brand-new exhibition at Centrale Montemartini, un unususal museum that displays ancient Roman sculpture with a backdrop of early industrial age machinery, has been planned to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th.

The exhibit, entitled Cities of New York, is presented in two distinct sections, the first with photographs by New Yorker Allan Tannenbaum taken in the aftermath of September 11th, as well as paintings by Susan Crile inspired by Ground Zero.

Even more inspiring perhaps is the bold photographic exhibition upstairs that focuses instead on New York's diversity, beauty and resilience, featuring the works of nine wonderfully contrasting Italian photographers over the past 15 years. A few of my favorites: Gabriele Croppi's arresting black and whites spotlight an average New Yorker with the pulsating city as a backdrop. Olimpia Ferrari finds double inspiration from New York's churches and works of classical music, superimposing distorted written music over photographs of the city's most awe-inspiring places of worship.

Since the exhibit is not extensive, you can easily explore the rest of the fascinating museum before or after. It is most certainly not to be missed! 

    Nocturne in C Minor/Chopin/St. Patrick's Cathedral  ©  Olimpia Ferrari


Nocturne in C Minor/Chopin/St. Patrick's Cathedral © Olimpia Ferrari

All photos obtained from original Cities of New York press release.