FORUM OMER FAST
Accompanying the upcoming exhibition of Omer Fast's Nostalgia, Hordaland Art Centre hosts an artist talk Tuesday June 28th at 7 PM.
By using the eye witness as his source, Omer Fast bases his meticulous filmed narratives on experienced life. His works balance in between the plausible and the fictional, avoiding the strictly documentary, strictly narrative, strictly fictional, strictly anything, to create the nuances that easily disappear in mainstream media and intensify certain aspects of current debate.
Omer Fast (1972, Jerusalem), lives and works in Berlin. His recent solo exhibitions include in 2009 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the South London Gallery, England and in 2011 Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; La Caixa Forum, Barcelona and Netherlands Media Arts Institute, Amsterdam. His work has been included in several group exhibitions, such as Illuminations at the 54th Venice Biennale and Speaking Memory, Stroom, Den Haag (2011) and Talking Heads, The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), Dublin (2010), as well as in Manifesta 7, Trento and The Whitney Biennial, New York in 2008. He was commissioned to make a project for Performa 09, New York (2009): Talk Show, and is currently working on his first feature film.--------
This artist talk is made possible with the support of the City of Bergen.