Anri Sala at Centre Pompidou
Don’t miss this show from the mid-career Albanian born, Berlin based artist on the French scene. The site-specific installation is a work in itself, akin to a symphony, made up of four recent films – shown in a precise time sequence, forming a loop of one hour – as well as objects and photographs. The films carry the visitor away to different locations : Sarajevo, in an evocation of the 1992-95 siege (1395 Days without Red, 2011), Berlin, with a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome (Answer Me, 2008), Bordeaux with a deserted music-hall (Le Clash, 2010) and, finally, the famous Aztec site of Tlatelolco in Mexico City (Tlatelolco Clash, 2011). Through the films, following an elaborate spatializing of their sound, the Galerie Sud will be turned into a music box, in which a symphony by Tchaikovsky will take turns with an instrumental version of the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” and drum rhythms…
Until 6 Aug.
Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. M° Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau. www.centrepompidou.fr/