Capulets and the Montagues in the 21st century
On Aug. 5, Matthew Teagu's L.A. Times cover story told of two feuding Brazilian families, the Ferraz and Novaes, who have been relentlessly killing each other for at least 25 years. It questioned whether the feud would survive Brazil's globalization and industrialization. So far it has. "It's like something out of Shakespeare that's happening now and will happen again in the future," says photographer Taryn Simon. A few years ago, she went to Brazil to photograph the Ferraz and Novaes bloodlines. Her neutral images of the family members hang to the left of an explanatory text. All 17 other bloodlines documented in her show at MOCA, "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVII," have that same orderliness. This makes the violence and bizarreness of their stories even starker. 152 N. Central Ave.; through Jan. 7. (213) 626-6222, moca.org.
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