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Kunsthaus Zürich

Javier Téllez
Shadow Play

31 October 2014 – 4 January 2015

In his videos and film installations, Javier Téllez focuses on people who typically inhabit the margins of society. He addresses issues of normality and otherness, often working with untrained actors such as patients from psychiatric clinics. In his work, he is concerned at once to question the concept of the ‘stranger’ or ‘other’, and to reflect on the medium of film and its place in art and film history.

Javier Téllez was born in 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela. He currently lives in New York and Berlin and has established his reputation through involvement in leading international group exhibitions such as, most recently, documenta 13 (2012). The exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich is his first solo show at a major institution in Switzerland and features a representative selection of his works from the last ten years. Javier Téllez is also creating a new work that will receive its first showing in Zurich.

The exhibition is supported by
the artEDU Foundation
and the Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation

Javier Téllez
Caligari and the Sleepwalker, 2008
Courtesy of the artist and the Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich
© Javier Téllez
Javier Téllez
Caligari and the Sleepwalker, 2008
Courtesy of the artist and the Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich
© Javier Téllez