previews

  • Anri Sala, Answer Me, 2008, color HD video projection, stereo sound, 4 minutes 51 seconds.

    Anri Sala, Answer Me, 2008, color HD video projection, stereo sound, 4 minutes 51 seconds.

    Anri Sala

    Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
    185, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
    February 3–April 25, 2011

    Curated by Marie Fraser

    Anri Sala became well known in the late 1990s for works that reflected on life in his native Albania, and he has had a remarkable artistic career since. His video installations capture allegorical moments, often casting the notion of time in a central role. This spring, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal is giving Sala his first solo show in Canada, with works made in the past eight years including the video installations Long Sorrow, 2005, Answer Me, 2008, and The Clash, 2010, and the percussive installation Doldrums, 2008, all of which foreground the experience of sound in (urban, architectural, social) space. The show itself will stage an elaborate choreography of appearing and vanishing images, light, and sound—a form of storytelling its own right—and will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue.

    Translated from German by Oliver E. Dryfuss.