Ali Kazma on the Top 10 from the Sao Paolo Bienal according to Art in America Magazine
This spring in São Paulo a number of prominent exhibitions are invigorating the art scene. A Caravaggio show generates daily lines around the block at the São Paulo Museum of Art downtown [« Caravaggio and his Followers, » through Sept. 30]. The first-ever museum survey for Rio-based art star Adriana Varejão currently fills the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art in Ibirapuera Park [through Dec. 16.]. And the highly praised 30th São Paulo Bienal, « The Imminence of Poetics, » recently opened in the adjacent Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion and the other sprawling galleries of the Bienal Foundation building plus a number of off-site venues [through Dec. 9].
3) Ali Kazma
The Istanbul-based filmmaker Ali Kazma showed a series of six related short films on the subject of skilled manual labor. In this riveting display, the videos are projected simultaneously and continuously on six screens filling one large room. The videos featured close-up images of laborers at work, including a watch repairman, a taxidermist and a brain surgeon, all with an overlapping, mesmerizing soundtrack featuring live-action sounds of tools and machines in use.
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