Opening: 24th May 2019, Friday, 19h
Duration: 24th May – 24th June, 2019
Curator: Greg de Cuir Jr
MSUV Curator: Mirjana Dušić
After a celebrated solo presentation of his work for the cinema at Tate Modern in London in 2017, an expansive career overview at Harvard Film Archive in 2018, and a major retrospective of his films at Centre Pompidou in Paris in March this year as part of the festival Cinéma du réel, the influential US artist Kevin Jerome Everson arrives at the peak of his wildly successful career to the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad for a unique solo exhibition of his work. This gallery exhibition offers a selection of his short works on 16mm, installed as digital projections, as well as his eight-hour magnum opus Park Lanes (2015).
Kevin Jerome Everson is the most significant and the most prolific black film artist working today, with more than 150 films and videos to his credit. Everson’s style is immediately recognisable in its absence, or by its reduction of style. Call it an anti-aesthetic, prioritising minimalist gestures and the minutiae of everyday life. Most importantly, Everson regularly investigates the social and cultural conditions of Black Americans in the 21st century.