October 17, 2017 - Jeu de Paume - Ali Kazma: Subterranean
October 17, 2017

Jeu de Paume

Ali Kazma, Safe from the series "Resistance," 2015. HD video, color,  3:18 minutes. Courtesy the artist. © Ali Kazma.

Ali Kazma
October 17, 2017–January 21, 2018

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

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Exhibition tour with the artist and curator: October 17, 6pm 
La danse, le ballet de l’Opéra: October 24, 6pm 
Screening of the Frederick Wiseman film La danse, le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris 
Tour of the exhibition with Pia Viewing: October 31, 6pm 


Ali Kazma (1971) was born in Istanbul, graduated from the New School, New York in 1998 and has been living in Istanbul since 2000. He works with lens-based media. All aver the world, he investigates situations, places and structures relating to man's ability to transform the world.

His work raises fundamental questions about human activity in economic, industrial, scientific, medical, social, and artistic spheres. Each video outlines a different facet of his on-going study of the ways in which our contemporary world changes, constituting an immense archive on the human condition. Ali Kazma is interested in creating works that add to the complexity and enigma of the world, in creating spaces with the potential to open up and instigate aesthetic and ethical discourse on a range of interconnected topics.

Subterranean, Kazma’s solo show at the Jeu de Paume, sets out to reveal the evolution of Kazma’s work over the past ten years by including an important number of his recent works, in particular two works made specifically for this exhibition. Around 20 video works and one photographic publication—an artist’s book—will be on show.

The video works are immersing the viewer into the space and confronting him with the rhythm and the colour of the single or multiple-channel projections. Ali Kazma has made over 60 videos since he started working with this medium. His body of work, made up of many individual films, also embraces two major series entitled “Obstructions” (2005–ongoing) and “Resistance” (2012–ongoing).

Curator: Pia Viewing

Exhibition organised by the Jeu de Paume, Paris

A comprehensive catalogue on the exhibition: Texts by Selen Ansen and Pia Viewing, interview with Paul Ardenne and Barbara Polla. Coedited by Jeu de Paume and Filigranes. 

To have more information about the show and to get press images, please contact presse [​at​] jeudepaume.org.

Neuflize OBC is supporting this exhibition

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