The Museum of Modern Art Modern Presents An Evening with Harun Farocki

The Museum of Modern Art Modern presents An Evening with Harun Farockion October 3, 7:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the exhibition Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance), the artist’s first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum, Farocki (b. 1944, German-annexed Czechoslovakia) will present a talk and screening in connection with his prolific oeuvre. Farocki emerged as a filmmaker in Berlin during the international student protest movement, and over the past four decades he has transitioned from “guerrilla cinema” to essay films to video installations.
Farocki’s practice is largely defined by an experimental documentary format integrating his own material with footage appropriated from various sources, including mass media, surveillance, and political propaganda. In analyzing the production and consumption of images, Farocki’s works confront relationships between technology, politics, and violence.

Program 90 min.

Organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, and Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

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