Using drawing, film and the humor of everyday life, Israeli artist Keren Cytter turns the mundane into critical commentary on western society. For Momentum10, Keren Cytter presents Vengeance, a tv series that mimics the popular soap-opera genre. Multiple stories and characters emerge and we get to watch the drama of their lives unfold over the course of seven episodes. The dialogues between the characters in the show are over-rehearsed and focus on affairs, romance, broken hearts and relentless gossiping—content that is hard to resist watching!
Cytter manipulates the narratives to play with the viewer’s anticipation for what will happen next, and in this sense, vengeance is always just on the verge of happening throughout the show.
Keren Cytter (b. 1977, Tel Aviv, Israel) creates films, video installations, and drawings that represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterized by a non-linear, cyclical logic Cytter’s films consist of multiple layers of images, conversation, monologue, and narration systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Keren Cytter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Show Real Drama, Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London; Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; X Initiative, New York; CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu. Forthcoming solo exhibitions at Museion Bolzano and CCA Tel Aviv.