Igor Toronyi-Lalic

Mourning glory | 17 May 2018

Plus: has there been a more overhyped opera in history than George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence?

They enter two by two. Grannies, mainly. Headscarved, mainly. Some locking arms. A bit glum. Like rejects from Noah’s ark. Passing through two vertical beams of light, they appear then disappear, shuffling into the darkness. From concrete caves, they begin to wail for the dead.

We’re witnessing Artangel’s latest extraordinary commission, ‘An Occupation of Loss’, by Taryn Simon.

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