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[Exhibition] "Histoires dans la pénombre" by Roee Rosen at the Centre Pompidou
From June 27 to October 29, 2018
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
This two-part project reveals the multifaceted work of artist, writer and film director Roee Rosen (Rehovot, 1963). The exhibition Histoires dans la pénombre presents two major works – The Blind Merchant (1989-1991), an alternative version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice told by a blind usurer and Vladimir’s Night (2011-2014), a political treatise on the dangers of fetishising an object – accompanied by a more recent film, The Dust Channel (2016), an operetta on purification in all its forms.
A retrospective of his films entitled Sweet Sweat also highlights the irony, or rather agility of Roee Rosen's pieces on History, transforming fiction into a polemic space for current political questions.
The Roee Rosen: Sweet Sweat retrospective is a co-production with the Jeu de Paume and with the collaboration of the FID Marseille. Roee Rosen was in residency at the Camargo Foundation in 2018.