previews

Tel Aviv

Laurent Montaron

The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
2a Tsadok Hacohen St. (Corner of Kalisher) The Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery
June 7 - August 4

Curated by Nicola Trezzi

Shining a spotlight on rampant post-truth discourses, French artist Laurent Montaron demonstrates how various media effectively blur the line between fact and fiction. His videos and photographs on view at the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv range from 2016 to a new commission, and are poignant, pertinent reminders that a camera is not necessarily an objective witness; rather, Montaron’s works illustrate what Gilles Deleuze described as “camera consciousness.” The artist also makes use of a flock of kites designed by French World War I army general Jacques-Théodore Saconney to assist in aerial photography for the installation Train de cerfs-volants Saconney (Saconney Kite Train), 2016, which, like several other of Montaron’s works on view, takes on new relevance when considered within contemporary debates about surveillance, privacy, and spy wars. An accompanying catalogue will feature texts by curator Nicola Trezzi and Philippe-Alain Michaud of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.