This Week in Art 4.10-4.16: William Kentridge’s Triumphs & Laments Restored After Vandalization

Triumphs & Laments vandalized in Rome. Photo courtesy of La Repubblica.

Almost since its creation, graffiti vandals have been damaging William Kentridge’s 1,800-foot mural in Rome, Triumphs & Laments. Last week in an interview with La Repubblica, the artist asked local authorities to remove the graffiti, and that same day Rome’s deputy mayor ordered a team from the city’s refuse department to clean the piece.

Also last week, the New York Foundation for the Arts officially inducted Ida Applebroog into its Hall of Fame for her sustained achievement after receiving early career support from the NYFA.

Events & exhibitions

New York City


  • #AiWeiwei, a new exhibition opening Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, showcases Ai Weiwei’s photographs from the 1980s and 90s alongside his recent social media installations. (On view through July 2, read more in Crave.)

Salt Lake City, UT

San Francisco

Winnipeg, Canada



It’s impossible to include all the incredible exhibitions and art events happening this week in a single post. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!