press release

30.08.2012 - 13.01.2013

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.

Artists: Adel Abdessemed, Peter Aerschmann, Bertille Bak, Yael Bartana, Samuel Beckett, Mohamed Bourouissa, Mircea Cantor, Cao Fei, Paul Chan, Fischli / Weiss, Michel Francois, Abdulnasser Gharem, Johan Grimonprez, Taro Izumi, Cameron Jamie, Marin Karmitz, Hassan Khan, Zoe Leonard, Liu Dahong, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, William Pope.L, Anri Sala, Erin Shirreff, Javier Tellez, Bill Viola, Mark Wallinger, Yang Fudong