Adrian Paci: The people are missing

By Barbara Casavecchia

Adrian Paci, Interregnum, 2017, video, colour, sound, 17 min 28 sec. Photo: Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy the artist and Kaufmann Repetto, Milan & New York

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, 29 March – 29 April There are millions of people, but no individual bodies, in this exhibition. In his new video Interregnum (2017), Adrian Paci skilfully edits together found footage from the public funerals of communist leaders such as Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Josip Broz Tito, Kim Il-sung and Enver Hoxha, obtained from state archives and national televisions. Hoxha, a cult figure in Paci’s homeland, founded the Albanian Communist Party in 1941, after the Italian fascist…

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