The first US museum presentation of Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement, Isaac Julien’s nine-screen film installation, which is tribute to the visionary Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Filmed on location in Brazil, Julien's work examines Bo Bardi's life and work through dramatic enactments of her words and ideas performed amid her most prized buildings.
Starring the acclaimed Brazilian actresses Fernanda Montenegro and her daughter Fernanda Torres, A Marvellous Entanglement portrays Bo Bardi at different stages of her life, as Montenegro and Torres recite texts closely adapted from the architect's writings.
Image: Isaac Julien, Almas belas, almas menos belas / Beautiful Souls, Less Beautiful Souls (Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019
Endura Ultra photograph facemounted
180 x 240 x 7.5 cm, 70 7/8 x 94 1/2 x 3 in
© Isaac Julien
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro