Image Is an Orphan
The works of Shahryar Nashat use sensuality and insolence to invite viewers to reflect upon the existing links between technology, the body, and images. His installations, in which video plays a key role, question the magnetism of art and challenge the equivalence between objects and bodies. In Image is an Orphan, the wall of LED screens offers its metal back to viewers, while the space the work occupies is marked out by pink light. A disembodied, generic and virtual voice repeats a series of difficult questions about death, while images – such as a bed or an empty chair – suggest bodies that have disappeared.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
Kunsthalle Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
from 29 Sep 2017 to 06 Jan 2018