Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chris Marker & Kutlug Ataman at Venice Biennale

Two striking examples of portraiture
The first - Chris Marker's extensive display of passengers on public transport were wonderful. He managed to capture an inexplicable expression in many of these portraits. Sensitive and timeless images from a master.
The second set of portraits by Kutlug Ataman was displayed in the form of a wave suspended from the ceiling. They were small LED images of people who knew a Turkish philanthropist Sakip Sabanci. A novel way of presenting the images, to good effect I thought.
Both exhibits had a very direct human appeal and were a relief after lots of intense conceptual works.

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