Gustavo Aceves Lapidarium at Trajan’s market

 

One of Gustavo Aceves horse sculptures at Trajan's market in Rome part of the Lapidarium exhibition traveling the world.
One of Gustavo Aceves horse sculptures at Trajan’s market in Rome part of the Lapidarium exhibition traveling the world.

The Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves displays some of his art in Rome at Trajan’s market and in other locations around the Colosseum. Trajan’s market is located on via dei Fori Imperiali, a short distance from the the Colosseum. The objects displayed at Trajan’s market are ‘fragmented” sculptures of horses, below are images of some of them placed in front of the former market spaces at Trajan’s market.

Trajan's market with Gustavo Aceves horses on display.
Trajan’s market with Gustavo Aceves horses on display.

Francesco Buranelli the secretary general of the Pontifical Commission for the cultural heritage of the church and the curator of the installation: “The aim of the display is to tackle the issue of mass migration and to throw a spotlight on the suffering of the many millions of people constantly moving in order to survive.”

A closer look at some of the horses.
A closer look at some of the horses.
Here is a darker colored version of a Gustavo Aceves horse.
Here is a darker colored version of a Gustavo Aceves horse.
Horse in a cradle
Horse in a cradle
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