Alex Prager “Compulsion” At M+B

Photographer Alex Prager, who we featured way back in Issue #4, continues her always-fantastic body of work with the debut of her latest series, “Compulsion.” The exhibition will be shown simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York and London. Compulsion runs from April 7 through May 12, 2012, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, April 7 from 6 to 8 pm at M+B. The exhibition will also show Prager’s new short film, La Petite Mort, starring French actress Judith Godrèche, and accompanying film stills. Here’s the info on the new series:

“Inspired by the photography of Weegee and Enrique Metinides and films such as Metropolis and Un Chien Andalou, Compulsion confirms Prager’s vivid cinematic aesthetic.  Unlike her previous work, however, the protagonists now remain anonymous and distant. Prager’s new series investigates the complexity of observation within a society inundated by compulsive spectators, as well as the recurrent discourse in photography — that “meaning” is often derived from a multiplicity of gazes.”

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