ART for The World will bring from November 2008- February 2009 SESC Pinheiros in Sao Paolo a selection of the Robert Wilson's VOOM Portraits.
This video portrait series takes a minimalist approach but in a more theatrical setting punctuated by Wilson’s iconic lighting and high production values. Portraits are infused with source materials found in the history of painting, design, dance, theater, photography, television, film, and contemporary popular culture. What is especially unique about these portraits is how Wilson situates the subject in a highly constructed or appropriated narrative. Ranging from historical to referential to serious to abstract, these portraits are always poetic biographies of their subjects.