Life in the Fast Lane

Seeing four sides to every coin and burning candles at both ends and the middles, video installation artist Omer Fast perceives and portrays life from angles one might not know existed. A veteran of the Whitney Biennial (2008), where his “Nostalgia” won the prestigious Bucksbaum Award, and the Biennale di Venezia (2011), Fast’s name is synonymous with one of the quickest rises to prominence in the video art world. Recently installed at the Dallas Museum of Art, Fast’s most recent tour de force, “5000 Feet is the Best,” will serve as the jumping-off point for an artist talk beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday in the C3 Theatre, 1717 N. Harwood St. It’s free to members and part of the regular $10 general museum admission. Fast will discuss the philosophical, (anti?)ideological and aesthetic motions that have secured his position as one of the foremost international video artists and a place at the Dallas VideoFest 25 in late September. Reserve seats in advance by calling 214-922-1818 or visiting tickets.dallasmuseumofart.org.
Thu., July 19, 7 p.m., 2012
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