For those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, my idea of fun is meandering the hallways and exhibition spaces of a museum. Any museum will do, though I tend to have a penchant for those with monumental paintings, colorful walls or anything Twombly.
Since Instagram hit the scene, I’ve had a lot fun “visiting” museums, galleries, art fairs and spaces thanks to hashtags like #artwatchers and #emptymet which let me spy on what you are sizing up. And I get the opportunity to share the spaces and places I love through my own gallery.
Over the past few years, I’ve been passionately obsessed with Rome’s Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, aka La Galleria– a modern and contemporary national art gallery that is made up of Italy’s very best, from the Unification to the present, plus some non-Italians that you know and love. And it has everything I love– enormous 19th century paintings, Futurists-a-go-go, Pistoletto, Clemente, Twombly, Duchamp, a hall made up of broken mirrors and temporary shows.
Thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture, I created a morning of #emptymuseo– a visitor-free walk through GNAM in 2014 and 2015. It was an opportunity to capture the museum as we love it.