Wednesday, May 4, 2016

William Kentridge at the Tiber, Rome

John and I love Rome's Tiber river so we were excited to hear that William Kentridge had created a new work on the embankment between the Ponte Sisto and the Ponte Mazzini.
Kentridge called his finished work Triumphs and Laments
-- an assembly of figures  floats in a procession.
Kentridge's assistants used blasts of water to clean around his stencils.
The dark images that remain are created from the grime of years of pollution.
 We crossed the Tiber for a closer look.
The bicycle and jogging path made for fun contrasts with the artworks.


Bill and I love this devil with a moka pot.
 The images create a procession of Rome's history, the good and the bad.
The installation is permanent but will fade as the walls get dirty again.
Kentridge expects it to be a ghost of itself within six years.

2 comments:

  1. The hidden to me corners of Rome are wonderful! The Tiber murals are humourous as well as art.Great that the weather is cooperating with your sightseeing.
    Cheri

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  2. Glad you are enjoying, Cheri. The Kentridge installation is truly amazing. We're hoping to find lots of hidden treasures this trip. Stay tuned!
    Bill

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