Shirazeh Houshiary: Breath
Official Collateral Event of the 55. International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
1 Jun – 24 Nov, 2013
Arsenale Nord, Venice
For her presentation as a Collateral Event of the 55. International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Shirazeh Houshiary will present Breath: a four channel video that was first conceived in 2003, in a remastered version and as part of a unique, site-specific installation. In Breath (2013), the evocative chants of Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Islamic prayers emanate from four video screens. The location for Houshiary’s dramatic rendering of Breath is Torre di Porta Nuova, a tower built during the restoration of the Arsenale that took place between 1809 and 1814.
Shirazeh Houshiary Breath, 2003, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery