April 14, 2009

Building Rome In A Day

A group of young artists got together last week and built Rome in a day...literally. This all happened at the New Museum on the Bowery as a stunt to kick off their new exhibit "The Generational: Younger Than Jesus", which is meant to challenge the Whitney's Biennial survey of up-and-comers in the art world. If you scroll down this NY Times blog about the show, there is a nifty video which shows a time lapse of the construction of their miniature Rome as well as it's subsequent destruction by the artists' feet.