“Artists in Their Time” Exhibition Event
Istanbul Modern Cinema
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 18.00
For the first and only time in Turkey, Istanbul Modern is hosting a screening of the ambitious and controversial art film Triumphs and Lamentsby artist William Kentridge whose works are featured in the collection exhibition “Artists in Their Time”.
Known for his animations, drawings, theater plays, sculptures, videos, and installations, artist William Kentridge, who was born in Johannesburg, has conceived a colossal tribute to the history of Rome, a project that took 12 years to complete. The last two years were documented as a film titled Triumphs and Laments. The film will be screened only during the summer of 2017 in over twenty contemporary art institutions around the world.
For the project, William Kentridge has prepared a contemporary frieze made up of 90 ten-meter high icons thatare displayed along a 550-meter portion of the banks of the river Tiber. On this frieze, the artist reinterprets important figures in the history of Rome alongside the city’s memories, both good and bad, from the murder of Remus and Bernini’s sculptures to Pasolini’s death and the refugee crisis. While this new story created by Kentridge through his ephemeral icons on the river’s white travertine embankment will disappear within a few years, the memory of the frieze will live on only in the documentary.
The screening is free of charge.
Yönetmen Director: Giovanni Troilo, Güney Afrika Cumhuriyeti, İtalya | South African Republic, Italy | ProRes, Renkli, 70’ | ProRes, Color, 70’ | İngilizce, İtalyanca | English, Italian.
Production: Todos Contentos y yo Tambien
Institutions where the film will be screened:
ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy
AGO, Toronto, Canada
ALTE PINAKOTHEK, Munich, Germany
CAAM, Canary Islands, Spain
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
CONCRETE, Dubai, UAE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy
George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
KUNSTHAL, Rotterdam, Netherlands
MACBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico
MACRO, Rome, Italy
MAMbo, Bologna, Italy
Mart and Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy
MONA, Hobart, Australia
MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
MSU, Zagreb, Croatia
MUSAC, Leon, Spain
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
PAC, Milan, Italy
PASQUART, Biel, Switzerland
RISO, Palermo, Italy
UCCA, Beijing, China
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece