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Roberto Mancuso

Sculptures and Crossroads...

Milan, Italy

September 26 , 2010, 14:15 local time

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© 2010 Roberto Mancuso, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

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ENGLISH:
When I got the current theme, I thought, like many of us I suppose, of actual crossroads, made of two or more intersecting roads. By the way, one of the proposed meaning really got me: the place where “they” make important decisions. Here you can see Palazzo Mezzanotte, the headquarters for the Italian stock exchange. One may call it the “Italian Wall Street building”; as you can imagine it really is a place full of “crossroads”, and here I stop. In front of it, for just a few days, there is a sculpture by an Italian artist: Maurizio Cattelan. He is a very controversial artist; for example, he made many other controversial works like “the ninth hour” that shows Pope John Paul II, struck down by a meteorite. You can imagine the possible meaning of “this” work, in front of the Italian stock exchange building...

ITALIAN:
Quando ho visto il tema di questa volta ho pensato, come molti di noi suppongo, ad un effettivo incrocio di due o piu’ strade. D’altra parte sono stato colpito da uno dei significati suggeriti, e cioe’ quello di un posto dove vengono prese decisioni cruciali. Qui potete vedere Palazzo Mezzanotte, sede della Borsa italiana: se volete e’ la Wall Street italiana; come potete immaginare, e’ proprio un posto pieno di “incroci”…e mi fermo qui… Di fronte ad esso, solo per pochi giorni, c’e’ una scultura di un artista italiano: Maurizio Cattelan. E’ un artista molto controverso come diverse delle sue opere; una di queste e’ “la nona ora”, che mostra Papa Giovanni Paolo II, “buttato a terra” da un meteorite. Vi lascio immaginare il possibile significato di “questa” opera, posta di fronte al palazzo della Borsa…..

Location

Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 27' 54" N
Long: 9° 11' 0" E

Elevation: 122 s.l.m.

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Equipment

Camera: Nikon D70s, Lens: Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, Panohead: Agno's TCP, Tripod: Feisol carbon, Software PTGui.
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