There was always something so cinematic in the works of Los Angeles-based Alex Prager, and of course, she has now ventured into film. And that venture is beautiful. The artist shows her newest film, La Grande Sortie, in its US premiere, along with a new series of photographs shot on location during the film’s production in Paris at Lehmann Maupin in NYC through October 23.
As the gallery notes, "In this body of work, the viewer is confronted with the dual perspectives of performer and audience and asked to consider the underlying tension inherent in this relationship. These performances, featuring original choreography to Bohuslav Martinů’s “Film en Miniature,” set amid the attendees and Prager’s artwork, further underscore the artist’s curatorial approach, which conflates the traditional roles of viewer and performer."