Beatriz Caravaggio. Different Trains

  • Temporary exhibition
    Different Trains
  • Dates
    14/06/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Artist
    Beatriz Caravaggio

The Fundació Joan Miró presents Different Trains, a video installation by Beatriz Caravaggio.

In 1988, the North American Steve Reich, one of the pioneers of minimalism, composed Different Trains, a piece about the Jewish Holocaust. Almost thirty years later, Beatriz Caravaggio gives visual life to this three-movement score for string quartet and pre-recorded tape. Drawing on the canonical recording by the Kronos Quartet and archive images from the period, the author creates a videographic  triptych in which she counterposes Reich’s travels by train through United States with the deportations to the Nazi camps. 

The video installation, commissioned by the BBVA Foundation, will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró as part of the Barcelona Grec Festival 2019 programme and can be seen until 6 October.