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Clemens von Wedemeyer

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Clemens von Wedemeyer’s video works use built space and multichannel installations to explore multiple viewpoints, story lines, points in time, and historical trajectories. The artist weaves together tropes of documentary and experimental film and uses composite imagery and gallery installations to materialize ideas about the contingency and constructedness of history and memory. Von Wedemeyer’s artistic practice is research based, and he often animates historical narratives by filming at architectural sites. He draws from diverse historical subject matter and engages closely with art and film theory, frequently making reference to the history of film and theater in both the content and the form of his work. Von Wedemeyer’s video installations often confront beholders in unexpected ways, dissolving the boundary between art and audience. His solo exhibitions have included installations at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MAXXI, Rome; and Paço das Artes, São Paulo.

Born 1974, Göttingen, Germany; lives and works in Berlin, Germany