Sunday, 15 March 2009

Hayward and Tate Modern exhibitions

Profilo Continuo (Testa di Mussolini) [Continuous Profile (Head Of Mussolini)],
Courtesy Imperial War Museum © The Estate of Renato Giuseppe Bertelli.

An official portrait of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, this head of the fascist leader reflects Futurist principles of time and motion and faces in all directions at once.

Such a beautiful day :) Went to see Annette Messenger and Mark Wallinger curates.. at Hayward. I really enjoyed Annette Messenger's work, especially the room you look into and the larger scale installations (some installation shots here) although the Pinocchio piece from Venice Biennale 2005 I thought was a bit cheesy. Upstairs, Mark Wallinger Curates...The video of the twin towers was really gripping and also the disorienting corridor by Monika Sosnowska

and Amie Siegel's wonderful 'Berlin Remake', in which she re-shoots Communist propaganda films from the East, in post-wall Technicolor.

Next onto Tate to see Rodchenko & Popova - now I tried really hard to get into this, got the audio guide and everything but somehow just wasn't touching me at all - maybe I just don't like this type of work. The only bit I liked were the 3d spatial constructions, expanded from one geometrical form.

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