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Harun Farocki, Serious Games I: Watson Is Down, 2010, still from a two-channel color video installation, 8 minutes.

Harun Farocki

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

Harun Farocki, Serious Games I: Watson Is Down, 2010, still from a two-channel color video installation, 8 minutes.

“Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance),” Farocki’s first museum survey in the United States, features thirty-six films, videos, and installations recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Organized by chief curator of media and performance Sabine Breitwieser, the exhibition offers an illuminating view of the artist’s development over the decades, beginning with his emergence in post-1968 West Germany and moving through his subsequent engagements, over some forty years, with filmmaking, writing, editing, and curating. Consistently in his work, Farocki deploys strategies to foreground the discursive constructedness of film and video, applying critical pressure to traditional structures of narrative cinema, questioning ideologies of cinematic authorship, and contesting documentary’s claims to objectivity. Paired with footage procured from institutions in the

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