October 22, 2015 - Jeu de Paume - Omer Fast: Present Continuous
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October 22, 2015

Jeu de Paume

Omer Fast, Continuity (diptych), 2012–15. HD video, color, sound, 77 minutes. © Omer Fast.

Omer Fast
Present Continuous
October 20, 2015–January 24, 2016

Symposium: "The Staged Body in Video Installation": January 16, under the direction of Mathilde Roman with Jacinto Lageira and Françoise Parfait
Exhibition visit: January 19, with artist Omer Fast and curator Marina Vinyes Albes

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
France

www.jeudepaume.org
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The Jeu de Paume is presenting a monographic exhibition by the artist Omer Fast. Fast's work has already been shown at Documenta 13, as well as at numerous biennials and group and solo shows. Drawing for the most part on moving images, Fast's work explores narrative complexity through a practice that blurs the boundaries between "reality" and "representation."

While Fast’s stories are often rooted in documentary, their construction is non-naturalistic and resists the temptation of any conclusion or revelation of some ultimate “truth." Fast investigates the relationship between the individual and the social group, together with the way events are transformed into memories and stories, and their modes of circulation and media coverage. Fast investigates the way events are transformed into memories and stories, together with their modes of dissemination and media coverage. In this challenging of the politics of representation he follows in the wake of previous Jeu de Paume projects centring on new forms of narrative in the video and installation fields.

This exhibition organised by the Jeu de Paume comprises the works CNN Concatenated (2002), A Tank Translated (2002), 5,000 Feet Is The Best (2011) and a new piece specially created for the exhibition, titled Continuity (Diptych) (2015).
 

Curators: The artist, Laurence Sillars (Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art), Stinna Toft (KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art) and Marina Vinyes Albes (Jeu de Paume)

Exhibition co-produced by the Jeu de Paume, Paris, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and the KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg.

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