ART: Keren Cytter at the Plateau
It’s been a good year for Berlin-based Israeli artist Keren Cytter. As well as appearing in New York’s New Museum exhibition Younger than Jesus, a show of contemporary artists born after 1976, and this year’s Venice Biennale, she also made number 2 on Flash Art magazine’s most promising artists list, and won the 2009 Absolut Art Award! Her first solo show in France is now on at the Plâteau. The space has been reconfigured to create a maze of video projections, reflecting their fragmented and perplexing narratives, which seem violent or tragic even if it’s not quite clear why. The pieces on show include Repulsion (2006), Der Spiegel (2007) and Four Seasons (2009). Shown on multiple screens or on a continuous loop, the stories have no beginning or end, and the films leave the viewer feeling destabilised and trapped. CR
Until 14 Feb
It’s worth noting too that her 75 min film The Great Tale of The Devil’s Hill and The Endless Search for Freedom (2007-2009) will be screening at the Pompidou Centre, as part of their Prospectif Cinema cycle, on Thu 28 Jan, 8pm.