The Boat is Leaking The Captain Lied The Exhibition
Is a long title for the transmedia exhibition project by Alexander Kluge, Thomas Demand, Anna Viebrock and curator Udo Kittelmann. The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied. is situated in Ca’ Corner della Regina, the 18th century Palazzo which houses Fondazione Prada in Venice. Having such a wonderful backdrop must have been very inspiring for the artists; we feel this installation (built throughout the 3 floors of the palazzo) was custom made. It is, as always, hard for us to write about art because we feel you have to experience it for yourself. But we will try: because we think this exhibition was lovely, and that fact needs to be shared!
We are no art critics, just art lovers and furthermore we are basic art-consumers: We love to just watch and let our minds go free (intuition) and enjoy. This is one of the reasons we liked this exhibition (and then some, at the Venice Biennale) The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied is divided into several rooms, or spaces and settings. Walking through the installations we felt like explorers: being curious about what’s next. The artists also made sure that you were part of the backstage situation. All together: pure instant gratification. Find out what you should know about The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied. HERE at the FP site.
Artist Francesco Vezzoli made an installation about the role of television in Italy (RAI) in the 1970s. Rai is Italy’s national broadcasting company, and was the number one mass communication form in the seventies. Mr Vezzoli shows that this was groundbreaking tv, or at least television in Italy was showing how the seventies were, historically seen, an important decade. We, at Mimi Berlin, took a stroll through this impressive exhibition and filmed it for yous….’cause just images aren’t enough to visually explain what this installation is about. But, as always when it comes to art exhibitions, you have to see it for yourself. And if you are interested in the, almost extinct, medium of television you should certainly visit this exhibition.
For a couple of months now, we’ve been noticing all sorts of images made with curtains on the interweb. Yes curtains, not your average ones but curtains used in a special manner, then photographed, sometimes with people. The first one we noticed was the image by Patty Carrol from her Draped series, which are great! After that one we started noticing more images with the same vibe; didn’t save them all but one. Subsequently the idea on how to embellish Mimi Berlin’s HQ with curtains came up. It was in the same way we later saw on Edwin van Gelder‘s instagram: a picture made at Fondazione Prada. Funny how that works: ideas.
Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi
Life Reading by Patty Carrol
by Patty Carroll
Images via & about: Anonymous Women the Draped series by Patty Carrol (see more pattycarroll.com) Do make sure to visit her site!!!
“The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied.” is a transmedia exhibition project, the result of an ongoing, in-depth exchange between writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge, artist Thomas Demand, stage and costume designer Anna Viebrock and curator Udo Kittelmann”(read more fondazioneprada.org)