News&Events Archive > Triumphs and Laments: Kentridge in Rome
Triumphs and Laments is a frieze of 550 meters, which stretches from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini, consisting of eighty tall figures up to ten meters, through which the great South African artist William Kentridge wanted to outline a mythological path in which the city of Rome could explore and recognize their identity marked by lights and shadows: the Capitoline Wolf, Marcello Mastroianni kissing Anita Edberg, the effigy of Garibaldi, from St. Peter to the Jewish Ghetto, until the tragic murders of Aldo Moro and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The frieze images have been outlined by subtraction, that is obtained by eliminating – within the perimeter of a series of prepackaged stencil by the author himself – the biological patina of silt and pollution that regularly accumulates on the walls of travertine and which certainly will return to settle within an estimated amount of time between 3 and 4 years thus determining the progressive and natural deletion of the entire work.