Who says the Eternal City doesn’t care about contemporary art? Roman authorities have responded to a plea from the South African artist William Kentridge to remove the graffiti defacing Triumphs and Laments, his 550m-long mural along the river Tiber. Since it was unveiled last April, the giant frieze has fallen foul of local vandals, who have filled the gaps between the figures—each one representing a moment in the history of Rome—with their own coloured tags… Read more

Image: William Kentridge during the unveiling of Triumphs and Laments, his 550m-long frieze for Rome (Photo: Sebastiano Luciano)