Period: March 27 - May 27, 2018
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am-6 pm (closed on Mondays except for public holidays)
Admission Fee: RMB 30
Venue: Times Museum (时代美术馆)
Add.: Times Rose Garden III, Huangbian North Road, Baiyun Avenue, Guangzhou (广州市白云大道北黄边北路时代玫瑰园三期)
Nearby metro station: Exit D, Huangbian Station, Line 2
Vernissage: Sunday, March 25 at 1-6 pm; guided tour at 3 pm with artist Omer Fast and curator Nikita Yingqian Cai (Invitation Only)
Kind Reminder: It takes about 2 hours to finish the exhibition, and visitors might need to wait in line to view the VR film, please pay attention to your time of admission
The Invisible Hand, the first solo exhibition of Omer Fast in China will be presented by Times Museum in Guangzhou from March 27 to May 27, 2018. In addition to showcasing a selection of acclaimed works by the artist since 2011, the exhibition also marks the public debut of Omer Fast first VR film The Invisible Hand (2018), which is commissioned by Times Museum and produced in the city of Guangzhou.
The exhibition situates Omer Fast’s four films, including:
5000 Feet is the Best (2011), 30’
Continuity (2012), 40’
August (2016), 15’, 3D
The Invisible Hand (2018), 12’30”, 3D-VR
In theatrical sets which partially reenact semi-public interiors of the residential compound that Times Museum is located, as well as generic, transitional spaces such as hotel and hospital corridors. The immersive and disorientating reconstruction of fiction and reality, and the restaging of continuity and rupture are also featured in the specific presentation of The Invisible Hand (2018).
The version shown in Times Museum is a VR film installation that mirrors the surrounding environment of the museum with filmic scenes of the story.
Born in Jerusalem and grew up in New York, Omer Fast’s captivated cinematic languages and scenographic settings have not just pushed the boundaries between fiction and documentary in the realm of moving image, but also addressed and accommodated nuance, ambiguity and conflictual construction of truth and identity vis-à-vis the global crisis of representation and essentialist tendency.
Known for his complex manipulation of images to investigate how experiences and memories are turned into aesthetic and political regime, Omer Fast recent projects critically deploy up-to-date apparatus with the convention of storytelling to challenge the presupposed progressiveness of technology and internet intermediacy.
Continuity, 2012 (40', single screen, looped)
August, 2016 (15', single screen, 3D, looped)
The Invisible Hand, 2018 (12’30”, VR-3D)
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