PALAZZO GRASSI, Venice, Italy
30 Aug, 2012
Palazzo Grazzi is holding its first ever exhibition entirely dedicated to the moving image. The exhibition, ‘Voice of Images’, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, brings together videos, films and installations that explore this particular form of artistic expression, from the 1970s to the present day. There are thirty or so works by artists from around the world – from Bill Viola and Bruce Nauman to Anri Sala and Hassan Khan – who in their work question the social, political and geopolitical aspects of contemporary life, and also reflect on existence and that which is most intimate and fragile.
The exhibition oscillates between gravity and anguish, humour and lightness. Through open and closed spaces, the sequence of works unfolds with an almost musical rhythm that alternates between light and dark, sound and silence.