Organized by Christian Rattemeyer, the museum’s associate curator of drawings, the exhibition showcases a newly commissioned film (“Emergence,” 2011) and includes three recent works of comparable poetry and rigor.
Though shot on 35-millimeter film “Emergence” might be better described as a photograph. At the very least it begins life as a photographic image: a damaged glass negative from a picture taken in a military training square in early-20th-century Tehran, during the Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. The maker of the image, Antoin Sevruguin, was an official photographer for the Imperial Court of Iran.
NYTimes – The magic of movies, Born from a single snapshot
MoMA Exhibitions: Projects 95: Runa Islam May 27–September 19, 2011
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