Talking is not always the Solution

7. Juli 2017
14:40 – 15:30
Omer Fast: Talking is not always the Solution
Moderation: Felix Laubscher

In the artist talk “Talking is not always the Solution” Omer Fast uses segments of his works “August“ (2016) and “Continuity” (2016) to discuss issues such as the relationship between fabulation, imagination and speculation in the process of cinematographic world-making. What role does knowledge and its unavailability play in Fast's artistic practice? Could his films be described as filmic thought experiments on inaccessible pasts and alternative presents?

Omer Fast
was born in Jerusalem in 1972. He holds a BA in English from Tufts University, a BFA in Visual Arts from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Since finishing his studies in 2000, Fast has participated in over 200 international exhibitions, including one-person shows at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin. Group exhibitions include Documenta 13, the Venice Biennale 2011. Fast received the Bucksbaum award for his work “The Casting” at the Whitney Biennial in 2008 and has also won the Nationalgalerie’s Prize for Young Art in Berlin in 2009. His work is in several international collections including Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou.