°1969, Courtrai (BE) - lives and works in Antwerp (BE) and Berlin (DE)
As one of the most innovative and acclaimed artists of his generation working with moving image, David Claerbout has created a striking body of works within which the media of film and photography appear to co-exist. Claerbout’s works often depict some everyday activity or event that seems to be the subject of the work, but as time passes we as viewers face a dilemma in how to decipher the artist’s intention. The works not only alter our established understanding of time and the narrative process but also our notions of reality, illusion, and the relationship between them.
David Claerbout – Olympia (The real time disintegration into ruins of the Berlin Olympic stadium over the course of a thousand years)
David Claerbout – The pure necessity (still), 2016
David Claerbout – Shadow Piece (still), 2005
David Claerbout – Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia, 1932, 1998
David Claerbout – KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley) 2015-2016
David Claerbout has had numerous solo exhibitions, including SFMOMA, San Francisco; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts; and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. His work has been shown in several major group exhibitions, including shows at Louisiana, Humblebaek; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MCA, Chicago; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Claerbout’s work is also present in many important public collections, such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.
David Claerbout is represented by the following galleries;
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You can also find more works by David Claerbout on his own website.