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Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best
Spring Exhibitions Opening Celebrations
Fri, May 18, 2012 6 PM
Preview two new exhibitions and enjoy light snacks and a cash bar. Everyone is welcome.

Mingle with members, special guests, and other art enthusiasts and explore Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955‒1972 and Omer Fast: 2001/11. DJ Trueskills keeps the night rolling with vintage soul, funk, and other classic sounds. This event is free and open to the public.

Omer Fast: 2001/11 juxtaposes two video installations made 10 years apart by an intriguing artist who was born in Jerusalem and now lives in Berlin. Viewed together, 5000 Feet Is the Best (a sensation at the 2011 Venice Biennale) and CNN Concatenated prompt thoughts about storytelling, authenticity, and authorship, as well as about the fast pace at which real experiences become part of history.

Organized by the Wexner Center. Support provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 includes a selection of the artist’s wide-ranging sculpture, which evokes such terms as “risky” and “audacious” and suggests comparisons to legendary artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse. Highly respected in her native Poland, her art has only recently become widely known and admired internationally. This touring exhibition is the first large-scale survey of the late artist’s work.

Organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. 2)
Omer Fast
5000 Feet Is the Best, 2011
Digital film, 30-minute loop
Courtesy of gb agency, Paris, and Arratia Beer, Berlin
Still: Yonn Thomas

Alina Szapocznikow
Fetish III, 1970
Polyester, lace, original plexiglass vitrine designed by the artist
7 1/8 x 14 5/8 x 9 7/16 inches (18 x 37 x 24 cm)
Private collection, London
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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