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Screening and talk
Alfredo Jaar, Muxima (2006)
With talk by Clare Lilley
17th February 2018 | 4:00 pm
Alfredo Jaar, Muxima, 2006 (colour, sound, 34mins)
This is the first of three screenings at CAMPLE LINE of Alfredo Jaar’s beautiful and poetic work Muxima, filmed in Angola in 2005, followed with a talk by Clare Lilley, Head of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and curator of YSP’s current exhibition Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil.
Described as ‘a deeply moving work, at once restrained and intense’, the film features ten ‘cantos,’ each of which meditates upon a pressing issue in Angola at the time, as well as six versions of the same popular Angolese song, Muxima (meaning ‘Heart’ in Kimbudu). The first version of the song was composed in the late 1940s by Liceu Vieira Dias, leader of the group Ngola Ritmos and founder member of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, mixing rhythms and Angolese poetry with themes of fado and Brazilian music.
The screening will begin at 4pm, followed by Clare Lilley’s talk at 5pm
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With grateful thanks to Alfredo Jaar and Galerie Lelong, New York
Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil is on at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 8 April 2018