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paladino and the salt mountain…

“La Montagna di Sale” – “The Salt Mountain” by Mimmo Paladino – huge installation in Piazza Duomo.  35 meters in diameter and 10 meter high containing 150 quintals of salt (transported from Sicily) – what happens when it rains???

Incidentally 1 quintal = 100kg






shock corridor…

Experiencing Giovanni Anceschi’s “Environment with luminous shocks” a work from 1964. One of the installations in the new Museum of 20th Century Art in Milan.

Italian art of the 20th Century, a lot of it Milanese. Occasionally during this century Italy was truly at the vanguard of contemporary art, namely with the Futurist and Arte Povera movements but otherwise it is full of works that look a bit like other peoples work in other parts of the world. Beautiful building though…and great views…