Chantal Akerman's NOW Jewish Museum
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The Jewish Museum will show NOW, Chantal Akerman’s immersive video installation from 2015, as part of its exhibition, Scenes from the Collection. NOW, which was designed for the Venice Biennale in 2015, was created so its audience would experience “fear, war, flight, imminent disaster through the entanglement of the soundtracks in space.”
Akerman’s installation unfolds on five suspended screens while two projections on the ground make it move and vibrate. The setup dislocates the space between art and cinema, and proposes a montage architecture that engages the visitor in nomadism typical of Akerman who sees in landscapes “… the idea that the earth we possess is always a sign of barbarism and bloodshed.”
Scenes from the Collection opens Jan. 21, with a private opening on Jan 17 from 6:30 - 8 pm.