The Warriors of Riac
5th century BC, Bronze
Museo Nacional de la Magna Grecia, Regio de Calabria
I travelled to Reggio Calabria to witness the two colossus discovered on the seabed of the Ionian sea, buried under the slab of eternity. Haughty giants who would make good basketball players, heroes from Antiquity of whom we know next to nothing. Who created them? Who do they represent? It doesn’t really matter. The only important thing is their powerful image and the time, imposing itself, colossal, like a fossil in bronze.