Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement

Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement is an exciting tribute by the English artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien to the great Italian-Brazilian architect.  It is an impressive nine-channel video installation, accompanied by a photographic series, filmed in several locations in Brazil, including the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Bahia and the Teatro Gregario de Matos in Salvador.

The title is a quote taken from one of the most well-known and evocative passages of Lina Bo Bardi’s letters («Time is not linear, it is a marvellous entanglement in which, at any moment, ends can be chosen and solutions invented, without beginning or end»). Here it is interpreted by two of the greatest actresses of Brazilian cinema and theatre, Fernanda Montenegro and her daughter Fernanda Torres.

Tecnologia pré-histórica / Prehistoric Technology (Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019. Endura Ultra photograph facemounted, 180 x 240 x 7.5 cm © Isaac Julien. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice.
23 September 2020 to 17 January 2021
Via Guido Reni 4A
00196 Rome, Italy