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Issue No. 17 - Enigma

La Grande Sortie of Alex Prager at Lehmann Maupin

La Grande Sortie of Alex Prager at Lehmann Maupin

ALEX PRAGER Orchestra Center (Stage), 2016 archival pigment print 52 x 48 inches 132.1 x 121.9 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

ALEX PRAGER Orchestra Center (Stage), 2016 archival pigment print 52 x 48 inches 132.1 x 121.9 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

By Celina Huyhn

 

Alex Prager, perhaps one of the most influential photographers and filmmakers right now, is currently exhibiting at Lehmann Maupin. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Prager is known for her cinematic style, an aesthetic which she uses to expose the failure of perfection that hollywood promises.


On view is her film, La Grande Sortie, which was first screened at the Opera National de Paris. The film is a conceptual piece that explores the idea of stagefright through a ballet performance. Nigel Godrich, the producer for Radiohead, scored the film using a sample of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”. Photos from the production of the film are also on display.

ALEX PRAGER: La Grande Sortie Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York September 7 - October 23, 2016 Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong Photo: Max Yawney

ALEX PRAGER: La Grande Sortie Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York September 7 - October 23, 2016 Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong Photo: Max Yawney

ALEX PRAGER Orchestra East, Section B, 2016 archival pigment print 59 x 89.8 inches 149.9 x 228.1 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

ALEX PRAGER Orchestra East, Section B, 2016 archival pigment print 59 x 89.8 inches 149.9 x 228.1 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

This exhibition is on view through October 23. Opening hours are Wed-Sun 11am-6pm. The gallery is located at 201 Chrystie Street; Tel: (212) 254-0054.

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