Marrakech Biennale: Voice in the Wilderness
Alexander Ponomarev’s “Voice in the Wilderness” opened March 2 as a parallel project to the fifth Marrakech Biennale. The festival rans through March 31 at various venues in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Ponomarev working the zigzag trail between those uncovered letters and lifting them up to rest on stands so that we can indeed read his message. “Vada a bordo, cazzo,” it says, quoting the words of an Italian coastguard to the captain of sinking cruise ship Concordia. In inglese, that’s “Get on board, prick.”
The ship can now be seen and heard. Made from bamboo, it rustles and shimmers in the wind, a beacon for a timely political statement.
Alexander Ponomarev (b. 1957) is a Russian artist who lives and works in Moscow. A nautical engineer and a practiced submariner, Ponomarev uses experiences obtained from his travels to the depths of oceans and across arctic terrains as a lens through...View Artist Page →