William Kentridge, Death of Remus (2014)
William Kentridge, Death of Remus (2014)

William Kentridge. Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome

MACRO Via Nizza


April 17, 2016


October 2, 2016

The exhibition Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome at MACRO Via Nizza showcases the charcoal sketches by William Kentridge for his project along the embankments of the river Tiber.

Kentridge has created a 500-metre long installation along a stretch of the river called Piazza Tevere, between Ponte Mazzini and Ponte Sisto. The installation consists of more than 80 figures, up to 10 meters high, representing the greatest victories and defeats of Rome, from mythological time to the present.

William Kentridge (1955) is a South African artist. He is best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films, but has also been involved in opera as stage designer and theatre director, and has created tapestries in sculptures. His sculpture Il Cavaliere di Toledo can be seen in Naples, outside the metro station Toledo.

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