Exhibition

New Pictures: Omer Fast, Appendix

Exhibition Dates: September 23, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Omer Fast
August (film still), 2016
Stereoscopic film in 3D, 5.1 surround sound; 15:30 minutes
The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund  2017.54
Image courtesy of the artist and gb agency, Arratia Beer and Dvir Gallery and James Cohan Gallery
©Omer Fast, 2016

Omer Fast
August (film still), 2016
Stereoscopic film in 3D, 5.1 surround sound; 15:30 minutes
The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund 2017.54
Image courtesy of the artist and gb agency, Arratia Beer and Dvir Gallery and James Cohan Gallery
©Omer Fast, 2016

This “New Pictures” exhibition features two films by the Berlin-based Israeli artist Omer Fast (b. 1972), along with more than 20 portraits by the German photographer August Sander (1876–1964) from his series People of the Twentieth Century, selected from Mia’s and Minneapolis-based collections. Through reflections of Sander’s portraits, including Young Farmers (1914) and Bricklayer (1928), Fast’s latest film, August (2016), portrays Sander at the end of his life, tracing the photographer’s career during the transition from the Weimar Republic to Nazi Germany. Fast’s para-fictional (i.e., blending facts and fiction) film subverts the boundary between collective history and personal memory, questioning photography’s ability to tell the truth. August will be joined by Fast’s single-channel film installation Looking Pretty for God (After G.W.) (2008).