Alfredo Jaar: Muxima

March 15 through July 8, 2014

San Diego Museum of Art

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Alfredo Jaar’s Muxima (2005) has been traveling around for a while. It’s Jaar’s first film — he’s known for ambitious installation work — inspired by a folk song, titled after the word for heart in the Angolan language, Kimbundu, and structured like an epic poem with five cantos (a canto for colonization, one for communism).

Apparently, there are “repeated references to water” that give viewers “hope” of “rebirth.”

 

 

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