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The Walker Curates the News: 09.08.15


A rendering of William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments (2016) along the Tiber River

To create Triumphs and Laments—an 1,800-foot mural on walls along the Tiber River in Rome—William Kentridge will power-wash stencils depicting Roman history, creating “reverse-graffiti” as grime and pollution are cleaned away. Some 90 figures from Roman mythology and history will line the river. “Everyone’s triumph is someone else’s disaster” says the South African artist. “If you’re returning in triumph from a war, it means that other people are returning as slaves.” The work will be inaugurated April 21, 2015.

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