Florence Lazar

La Galerie

Two of Florence Lazar’s three recent videos were shot in Serbia following the conflicts in Kosovo. Born in France in 1966 and a graduate of L’Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Lazar is of Serbian descent and has long been concerned with the situation in Yugoslavia. She took her first trip to Macedonia in March 1999—along with the three videos, this exhibition also included Cibachrome photographs, some of them taken there—and it was after seeing Yugoslavia, Suicide of a Nation (1999), a documentary produced by the BBC, that she decided to go to Serbia to gather testimony in a similar documentary mode. The exhibition was organized around these documents, produced with the aid of a small, discreet digital video camera.

Si je ne suis pas devenu fou, c’est que je dois être anormal (If I didn’t go crazy, it’s because I must be abnormal), 1999–2000, was shown on a monitor: The

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