Former US Secretary of State Hillary attended an art exhibit in Venice, Italy, called “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,” featuring some 60,000 pages of Clinton’s correspondence, USA Today reported Thursday.
The description of the event says that “Despar Teatro Italia opens the door to HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails, a solo exhibition by the artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith organized by the curatorial team Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.”
“Using the techniques of appropriation and collage theorized in his book Uncreative Writing, Kenneth Goldsmith makes public for the first time in printed format all the e-mails which, according to WikiLeaks, were sent from the domain clintonemail.com between 2009 and 2013. The almost 60,000 pages of documentation are printed in double copy and are on display in the gallery and in the lobby on the second floor of Despar Teatro Italia. These documents are exhibited inside an environmental installation which converts in a lo-fi format some of the furnishings of the Oval Office in the White House. The pile of papers is rather unimpressive, rebutting Trump’s efforts to make them monumental. In this way, Goldsmith creates an anti-monument to the folly of Trump’s heinous smear campaign against Clinton. In an ambient somewhere between a library, a theatre stage and an embassy, the language of digital bureaucracy is transformed by Goldsmith into a work of literature.”
Clinton attended the exhibition Tuesday and read some of her emails to the public.
Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice. She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails. pic.twitter.com/V8T27klycr
— Kenneth Goldsmith (@kg_ubu) September 11, 2019
The organizers of the event issued a statement, saying that Clinton’s emails were the most controversial and important political documents in recent history.
“Hillary Clinton was guided on a closed-door visit to the exhibition by curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi. During the tour, the former US Secretary of State had the opportunity to confront to the 30,000 emails that were sent and received from her private email account while serving the government between 2009 and 2013 – and the same ones that cost her the 2016 presidential election. Clinton proceeded to sit down at an exact replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk and leaf through her emails for nearly an hour,” the statement reads.
“This exhibition is further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails,” Clinton told the reporters. “It makes them accessible to everyone and allows everyone to read them. They are just bunch of boring emails.”
The organizers described the event as “a way to allude to an alternative world that will never exist.” “The exhibition is indeed the portrait of a powerful woman, but also the portrait of a historical change in our understanding of notions such as transparency, propaganda, public and private space,” they added.
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