Currently on display at the Macro museum on Via Nizza is an exhibition in honor of the South African artist William Kentridge, highlighting his latest work of Triumphs and Laments. “Triumphs and Laments: a project for Rome”, represents the great victories and defeats of the ancient city with a series of images that were erased from the dirt and biological growth on the embankment walls of the Tiber river in Piazza Tevere. On the 21st and 22nd of April the finished products were presented to the public along with a shadow play and two live bands on occasion of Rome’s birthday.
Some of his art on display at Macro includes more than 80 of his charcoal sketches he drew for the river walls, the “cut outs” that were carried in the procession during the performance, a series of ink drawings, unpublished pastels, and an installation he specifically designed for Macro in dedication for Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of Kentridge’s favorite poets.
Kentridge’s work occupies project rooms number one and two at Macro and both are packed with the talented artist’s masterpieces. If you’ve had the chance to see Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments” down by the river and would like to view more of his work, make sure to put this on your list of exhibitions to visit while in the Eternal city.
Till October 2nd, 2016
Via Nizza 138
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 10:30am-7:30pm
Entry cost: €11