Critical Writing Index

The Art Star's Exploits

by Susan G. Cole

NOW, Apr. 24, 2008, v. 27, no. 34, pp. 104-106

This article discusses the film The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins, screening at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto. The film documents the making of Vanessa Beecroft's performance titled Still Death! Darfur Still Deaf?, in which 30 Sudanese women lying on a white canvas are splatered with red paint by the artist. As Beecroft is working on this project she is also trying to secure the adoption of two Sudanese babies whom she had encountered at an orphanage in Darfur.

ITEM 2008.036 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Art Star and the Sudanese TwinsPietra Brettkelly

Still Death! Darfur Still Deaf?Vanessa Beecroft