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