THE AWARD-WINNING VIDEO AND INSTALLATION ARTIST NEÏL BELOUFA WILL BE REALIZING A UNIQUE PROJECT BY TRANSFORMING THE SCHIRN INTO A STAGE.
23 AUGUST – 28 OCTOBER 2018
The award-winning video and installation artist Neïl Beloufa will be realizing a unique project by transforming the SCHIRN into a stage. He will create sculptural stages in various spaces outside the classic exhibition areas of the SCHIRN in which he presents his most recent cinematic works. Film constitutes the focus and point of departure. He also applies the basic elements of this, such as set design, lighting, editing and perspective, to the development of his pictures, sculptures and installations. His works are collaborative, with the aim of eliminating the singular position and perspective of the author. Beloufa creates situations in which the protagonists speak of
things that could have happened or not. In the next step these situations are repeated as if they were being observed once more—the fiction, the commentary on the fiction, and finally the commentary on the production of a fictional situation are combined artistically. Viewers become confused by their own perception and eventually can no longer distinguish between truth and falsehood. Neïl Beloufa lives and works in Paris. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, as well as the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (USA), and the Cooper Union, New York, among others. His works have already been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the K11 in Shanghai, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.