Murat Can Bilgincan reporting

Racy Kamhi: “I Skip Descriptions”

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After last week’s Teaser, this week I would like to present my short documentary to you. English subtitles are available. Please make sure you have turned Close Captioning on from your YouTube settings. In 13.5 minutes, you will get to learn about artist Racy Kamhi‘s personality, past works and her new exhibition. This is not a dry interview but rather a sincere chat accompanied by entertaining visuals. Since I’m interested in the thin line between documentary and fiction, you will also find symbolic scenes that question whether painting is a disappearing profession. I hope you’ll enjoy it…

“I don’t believe painting is a disappearing profession…” comments Racy, as she completes the last-minute preparations for her new exhibition I Skip Descriptions. Then, which professions actually disappear? What’s the relationship between these, space and memory? You’re welcome to discover the answers yourself at Racy’s new exhibition that will run between September 27th and October 24th @PG Art Gallery.

Our video includes the piece Tropics of Love from the 2002 album Amore del Tropico of the Black Heart Procession, released by Touch and Go Records. Also, I have chosen the piece Truth from the Alexander (2011) album by Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, released by Vagrant Records. These are two of the pieces Racy listens most, while creating…


Author: bilgincan

Murat Can Bilgincan is a Turkish journalist and filmmaker who has worked for CNN and on PBS' "Frontline." Bilgincan holds a bachelor's degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. He teaches an independent journalism seminar at Koc University in Istanbul.

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