Curator: Kiki Mazzucchelli | Session: Hands Dialogues: Richard Serra, Rivane Neuenschwander and Tamar Guimarães
The narrative of the film turns on a controversial situation, involving a young foreign curator who is invited to organize an exhibition in a large museum. As part of her proposal, she intends to exhibit the Incorrupt Hand of Saint Teresa of Ávila as a metaphor for the hand as mechanism for discussing corruption as the human condition. The dialogues between the main character and the museum employees touch upon questions relating to the instrumentalization of religious artifacts, the status of the art object, the function of the museum and the small acts of corruption that emerge during the negotiation processes between the curator and the institution.
HD projection, colour, sound. Produced by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, for the Programa Fisuras, with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Fortes D’Aloia Gabriel. Photo: courtesy Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.