In the Venice Biennale’s ‘Viva Arte Viva’, Shamanism Sneaks Back Into the Picture

Ben Davis, artnet news, 05/2017


Or the scrappy three-channel video by Turkish-born, Germany-based artist Nevin Aladağ (b. 1972), collaging footage of different musical instruments ingeniously set up on the streets of Stuttgart so that they seem to play themselves: a tambourine shaking because it is attached to the head of a playground rocking horse, a flute capturing the wind as it is hung out the window of a moving car, a violin attached to a merry-go-round so that its strings are struck with each rotation.



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