a marvellous entanglement

maxxi rome, rome, italy
23.9.2020 - 17.1.2021

Isaac Julien's acclaimed tribute to the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi—known for her leading role in Brazilian Modernism—is currently on view at Maxxi Rome. The installation occupies a space designed by the commended architect Zaha Hadid. Julien's work is presented through a video-installation made up of nine screens, concurrently playing different scenes from the artist's film. The entire piece was set and filmed in different architectural sites designed by Bardi, such as the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM-BA) and the SESC Pompéia, amongst others; and notably features Fernanda Montenegro and Fernanda Torres, who together represent the architect at different phases in her life as they read excerpts from her writings. In his work, Julien intertwines different forms of artistic expression, of spaces and times, through stunning imagery and cinematographic form. 


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