Something for everyone

 
November 5, 2019 Nov 5, 2019
 
   Italy, Biennale, Venice
 
 

There's something for everyone at the Venice Biennale. Painting. Sculpture. Film. Today we were at the Arsenale where I especially enjoyed the films. Most are short, maybe 15', and they run in a loop so you walk in at a random location and just watch until it loops back to where you started.

 
 
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Walk from vaporetto to Arsenale      
 
Walk from vaporetto to Arsenale      
 
Walk from vaporetto to Arsenale      
 
+ "For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta      
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
+ "For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta      
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
+ "For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta      
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya      
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya      
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya      
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany      
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany      
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany      
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa      
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa      
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa      
 
Sliced automobile      
 
Sliced automobile      
 
Sliced automobile      
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK      
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK      
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK      
 
Tapestry of metal waste      
 
Tapestry of metal waste      
 
Tapestry of metal waste      
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US      
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US      
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US      
 
Two men relaxing      
 
Two men relaxing      
 
Two men relaxing      
 
+ Woman embracing plastic man      
 
+ Woman embracing plastic man      
 
+ Woman embracing plastic man      
 
+ A delightful lunch lady      
 
+ A delightful lunch lady      
 
+ A delightful lunch lady      
 
Ceramic objects      
 
Ceramic objects      
 
Ceramic objects      
 
Strange animal      
 
Strange animal      
 
Strange animal      
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US      
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US      
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US      
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC      
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC      
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC      
 
The Arsenale stop      
 
The Arsenale stop      
 
The Arsenale stop      
 
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