Marulho by Cildo Meireles

Installations, big and small

As far as uses for recouped, recovered, redone former industrial buildings, it’s hard to beat the modern art museum. Those wide open spaces, steel beams and insanely high ceilings seem tailor-made for the exaggeratedly large installations that have become the standard for today’s artists. While the world of industrial buildings converted to modern art museums…

Fracasso pasticciotto (left) and one from Caffe' d'Aragona

The pasticciotto dilemma

As far as dilemmas go there are more important ones, I’m willing to grant that. Just to name a few – crunchy vs. creamy peanut butter, summer at the sea or in the mountains, Android or iOS, soft or crispy taco and so on. But down in Maglie – in the deepest deepest part of…