Keren Cytter - Video Art Manual, 12 September-15 November 2014

 

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Siren, 2014, 14'39", digital HD video, color/sound. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.

 

For her first solo show at State of Concept, entitled Video Art Manual, Cytter will present a selection of video works from the past decade as well as objects and books.

Cytter manages to magnify everyday life through intensified narrations, artificial in nature scenarios and a cyclical repetitive structure that undermines conventions, convictions and clichés that sometimes follow the moving image. Influenced by film as well as the digital impact of social media on everyday life, Cytter presents a universe where contemporary man is isolated, paranoid, naïve but also with an unworldly ethos and at times an almost romantic stance. Cytter's videos are a mélange of cinematic, literary, and theatrical compositions that are highlighting the personal and the private through unconventional ways.

 

Keren Cytter was born in Tel Aviv in 1977. She lives and works in New York. Apart from creating films and works on paper, she has authored several novels, plays and an opera libretto. She is the co-founder of D.I.E. NOW (Dance International Europe Now), a dance and theater company. She studied at The Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and received her degree from de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); and Tate Modern, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Yokohama Triennial (2008); New Museum, New York (2009); CCA Watts, San Francisco (2012); and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011). Her work was included in the 53rd Venice Biennial; Found in Translation, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; 8th Gwangju Biennale; Manifesta 7, Trentino; and Talking Pictures, K21 Kunstammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Cytter was the recipient of the 2006 Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel, Switzerland, the Absolut Art Award in 2009, and shortlisted for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s 2010 Future Generation Art Prize. 

 

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 Video stills

 

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Der Spiegel, 2007, 4'30'', digital video, colour/sound, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne

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Four Seasons, 2009, 12', digital Video, color/sound, 16:9, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne

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Siren, 2014, 14‘39", digital HD video, color/sound, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne

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Video Art Manual, 2011, 14'43", digital HD video, color/sound, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne

 


Images

 

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KC Siren installation byMM

 

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Keren Cytter - Video Art Manual, 2014, installation view © State of Concept

Photo credit: Margarita Myrogianni