press release

This selection of films made by artists from all over the world offers a fragmented description of the real. In a sense, these works highlight dissonances and failings of synchronisation, perhaps even shaking our convictions or preconceptions. They are interested in the reality that we know, but do not describe it in a classic, conventional way. Nor do they seek to mediate it, or to make it easier to understand by simplifying it. They are "Faux Amis"—inadequate translations of events that still contain echoes of reality.

The works brought together here feature stories from the margins of history and mainstream media. Using tension, humour and testimony, these micro-narratives work to shed light on events outside the history books and mainstream media.

Curator: Marta Ponsa. The exhibition "Faux Amis / An Ephemeral Video Library" is supported by Les Amis du Jeu de Paume.

Jeu de Paume receives a subsidy from the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It gratefully acknowledges support from Neuflize Vie, its global partner.

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Faux Amis / An Ephemeral Video Library
Kurator: Marta Ponsa

Künstler: Rosa Barba, Pavel Braila, Benoit Broisat, Jeremy Deller, Patricia Esquivias, Anna Gaskell, Sally Gutierrez, Chia-Wei Hsu, Jean-Charles Hue, Lars Laumann, Florence Lazar, Daniel Le, Ming-Yu Lee, Cristina Lucas, Deimantas Narkevicius, Noelle Pujol & Andreas Bolm, Anri Sala, Larissa Sansour, Martin Sastre, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Teresa Serrano, Annika Ström, Shang-Lin Wu, Artur Zmijewski