San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Presents United Sates Debut of David Clearbout Video Work

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- From May 21 through September 6, 2011, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents David Claerbout: Architecture of Narrative, an exhibition featuring a suite of four projected video works by the Belgian artist David Claerbout. The exhibition spans work from 1998 to the present, marking Claerbout’s first solo museum show on the West Coast and the U.S. premiere of his recent piece The American Room (2009–10). Claerbout’s striking video installations address the complex relations between the genres of photography and cinema. His “architecture of narrative” is based on his meticulous work with digital photography and video to explore an understanding of time and space that the artist describes as “omni-directional.” The scenes evolve without traditional narrative direction, instead exploring temporality and the compression and suspension of a moment from a variety of perspectives. The artist