On January 28th at 9:30pm at the Galleria Alberto Sordi (Via del Corso), the Vice-President of TEVERETERNO, Architect Valeria Sassanelli spoke at the event “180 seconds for Roma”, part of the “Roma puoi dirlo forte” campaign. Her brief talk described the association’s project to reactivate the river as the first public space for contemporary art on Rome’s urban riverfront and about Triumphs and Laments, the frieze of South African artist William Kentridge that will be unveiled to the city of Rome on April 21st and 22nd 2016. #romapuoidirloforte #180secondiperRoma
TRIUMPHS AND LAMENTS: A PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF ROME
“The largest work of art created in Rome since the Sistine Chapel”
PRESS CONFERENCE – Thursday, September 17, 2015
MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma – Via Nizza, 138, Roma
by Diane Roehm
TEVERETERNO is very pleased to report that work continues with artist William Kentridge on his grand-scale, 550 meter-long frieze, entitled Triumphs and Laments: a Project for the City of Rome. The work is scheduled to premiere on April 21-22, 2016 with a once in a lifetime, live theatrical program created in collaboration with composer Philip Miller.
Kristin Jones, Founder of TEVERETERNO and Artistic Director of Triumphs and Laments, traveled to William’s Johannesburg studio this August to join the artist at work. Together they reviewed his rich collection of drawings for the City of Rome, experimenting with different groupings and sequences, laying out more than eighty figures to create the scaled procession that will ultimately be revealed on the on the travertine embankment wall of Rome’s Tiber River, between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini.
Almost forty years after the 1978 Roma Interrotta exhibition from which it draws inspiration, the “Roma 20-25: New Life Cycles for the Metropolis” project aims to deal with today’s huge urban extension, the metropolitan city. In 1978 the twelve participating architects were asked to design Rome’s urban development by using Nolli’s map from the 18th century, as if Rome’s urban development had been “interrupted” two centuries earlier. Today the tools of architecture are still used, but within a regional framework.
by Diane Roehm
TEVERETERNO is very pleased to join South African artist William Kentridge in the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia, where Kentridge’s drawings for Triumphs and Laments: A Project for the City of Rome, a work in progress for TEVERETERNO’s adopted site on the Tiber River, are on view for the first time. Curator Vincenzo Trione invited Kentridge to exhibit in the Italian Pavilion as one of three international artists creating major works in homage to the country of Italy. Triumphs and Laments, a site-specific work for the City of Rome, now scheduled to open in April 2016, will be Kentridge’s largest public work to date.