INVITATION TO ART AFTER DARK
Tuesday, March 1, 9 pm–midnight
Please join us to celebrate the opening of The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Found in Translation, presented in conjunction with Armory Arts Week. Drawn from private loans and the Guggenheim’s extensive collection of video, film, and new media, the exhibition focuses on artists who have come of age professionally within the past fifteen years, as political and artistic practice has increasingly engaged the contemporary era of globalization. Among the artists included are Patty Chang, Omer Fast, Sharon Hayes, Steve McQueen, Lisa Oppenheim, and Sharif Waked. Enjoy a private view of all exhibitions set to a music playlist selected by exhibition curator Nat Trotman.
A ME MI ha invitato Lea, la fidanzata di Kristof (non c’è niente da ridere, please), e nonostante le video istallazioni non siano esattamente il mio genere preferito, ho trovato un paio di cosa altamente inspiring. Un esempio su tutte? Questa, su cui ancora devo finire di riflettere:
To Be Continued
Sharif Waked (2009) Video installation
Waked uses the now familiar media image of a suicide bomber’s last broadcast but his protagonist reads excerpts from One Thousand and One Nights instead thus avoiding the horrific denouement. This mirrors the origin of the tales themselves in which Scheherazade narrates one gripping tale after another to King Shahrayar in order to save herself and her tribe from execution.