Vivian's Garden
& Carlo's Vision

Rosalind Nashashibi

Beaux-Arts de Paris
Amphithéâtre des Loges
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Rosalind Nashashibi, Carlo's Vision, 2011, making-off. Courtesy the artist.

Combining one of her most recent films—Vivian's Garden (2017), one of the most beautiful moments of the last documenta—and an older film entitled Carlo's Vision (2011), this screening dedicated to Rosalind Nashashibi demonstrates her ability to capture the essence and emotion of human relationships.

In the first film, we penetrate the intimacy of the artist Vivian Suter and her mother Elisabeth Wild, two European emigrants settled in Guatemala: an exploration of matriarchy and post-colonialism through a moving family huis-clos. Inspired by an unfinished novel by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the second film combines documentary and fiction, real sites and fantasies to deliver a subjective portrait of Rome and post-modern condition.

Born in 1973 in Croydon (Great Britain), Rosalind Nashashibi lives in London. Painter and filmmaker, she has been developing, since the mid-1990s, a work centred on the observation and staging of human relations and daily life, sources of ambiguous affects. In 2017, she participated in documenta 14 and was nominated for the Turner Prize. She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. She regularly collaborates with the artist Lucy Skaer.