VIDEO ART MANUAL // 26th September 2011
Israeli artist Keren Cytter explores stories of love, violence, sex, jealousy, betrayal and murder in her films, using a non-linear narrative where time overlaps and characters repeat lines, mutate and switch roles. The title of the exhibition – Video Art Manual – refers to Cytter’s newest work, a film in which the artist offers a historical analysis of video art and its development the last forty years, focusing on the conditions of how contemporary video art is produced, installed and consumed.
Keren Cytter was Born in Tel Aviv in 1977, Keren Cytter studied at The Avni Institute in the city she was born, and received her degree from de Ateliers in Amsterdam.
Featured in solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm;Tate Modern, London; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Kunsthalle Zurich, Cytter’s work was also shown in the 53rd Venice Biennial; Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; 8th Gwangju Biennale; Manifesta 7, Trentino; and Talking Pictures and K21 Kunstammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.
Though her production is mainly about films and works on paper, Keren Cytter is multi-talented and has written several novels, an opera libretto and founded D.I.E. NOW (Dance International Europe Now), a dance and theater company. She lives and works in Berlin.
On view through October the 15th 2011
Zach Feuer Gallery
548 West 22nd Street
10011 New York, NY