Brooklyn-based artist Diana Al-Hadid travels to the 55th Venice Biennale, where she tours the exhibition and speaks candidly with five of her peers about their work. “It is fascinating to see what problems other artists are solving,” says Al-Hadid, “and what curiosities they’re pursuing that sometimes feel very similar to the curiosities [I’m] pursuing.” In Venice, she interviews artists Jesper Just, Kimsooja, Mark Manders, and Katrín Sigurdardóttir. Back in Brooklyn, Al-Hadid video chats with fellow Art21 artist Ai Weiwei who is prohibited from leaving China; their conversation is accompanied by footage of Ai’s collateral exhibition in Venice.
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CREDITS: "Artist to Artist" Created & Produced by: Ian Forster. Director: Susan Sollins. Editor: Morgan Riles. Cinematography: Stephanie Andreou, John Marton, Wesley Miller, & Jared Schiller. Sound: Ian Forster & Jared Schiller. Production Assistant: Joanne Dawson. Composer: Henry Terepka. Images courtesy: Diana Al-Hadid. Artists: Ai Weiwei, Diana Al-Hadid, Jesper Just, Kimsooja, Mark Manders, & Katrín Sigurdardóttir. Thanks: The Venice Biennale & Massimiliano Gioni. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2013. All Rights Reserved.