Paris

Paris

Johan van der Keuken: Le Corps et la Ville

Various Venues

October 13, 1998–February 14, 1999

After more than forty years of pursuing the “fiction of the real” through photography, film, and video, Johan van der Keuken has mounted not a retrospective but a multisite “production” of his work, conceived in collaboration with Jeroen de Vries. Seven photo and/or video installations, plus the artist’s latest film, juxtapose, decompose, and recompose still and moving images, while two photo exhibits and two film series provide an overview of the artist’s work. As befits the notion of “Body and City,” it’s all being presented at various sites in Paris (the Institut Néerlandais, the Maison Européenne de la Photographic, the Maison de l’Amérique Latine, and the Jeu de Paume) and Tourcoing (the new Fresnoy art school).