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…

Francesco looking as fresh as can be after completing his 30th Milano-San Remo.

Milano-San Remo – made it

In my many long walks, including from the Italian-Swiss border to Otranto in southeastern Italy, I have learned a very important lesson: no matter what you have done and no matter how incredible you think your latest accomplishment is, there is somebody who has done more, longer, faster and under more difficult conditions. Case in…