Gladiators

Death and Glory in the Colosseum

27th September 2014 – 1st March 2015

The battle for life or death, which the Gladiators fought for the entertainment
of the masses in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome made them immortal.
Yet only a few people know whatwent on behind the scenes, know about
the day to day life of the Gladiators: their life was made up of training, rules,
discipline and danger. But there was also the hope of fame and deliverance
– even the hope of riches and freedom.
Beside the history of the fights in the arenas of Antiquity, the building and
construction of the Colosseum – the largest amphitheatre ever built – is the
focal point of the show. The exhibition picks out two protagonists, whose fates
are intertwined: the gladiators and the Colosseum.

An exhibition in collaboration with the Colosseum in Rome,
Contemporanea Progetti GmbH, Florenz,
and Expona GmbH, Bozen