Steve McQueen's Giardini: A Fairy Tale
Abstract

Abstract:

A visually sumptuous film of thirty minutes, Steve McQueen's Giardini (2009) comprises two side-by-side projections of a series of evocative vignettes that play out in the shadow of the Venice Biennale. This essay offers a close reading of the film, drawing out its unexpected intertwinement of aesthetics and politics.