Omer Fast at James Cohan

James Cohan is pleased to announce an exhibition by Omer Fast featuring the New York premiere of three recent films, 5,000 Feet is the Best (2011), Continuity (2012), and Spring (2016). The exhibition, the artist’s first at James Cohan, will be on view from March 25 through May 7 at the gallery’s Chelsea location.


In his work as a filmmaker, Omer Fast defines a new relationship between reality and fiction. He is interested in exploring the construction of narratives, in particular how stories change when told from different perspectives. The works in the exhibition each examine the shifting boundaries of modern conflict through the personal stories of those involved. Fast borrows from traditions of documentary, dramatization and fantasy, manipulating time through the use of repetition, looping, and reenactment to create new and complex structures. All three works use human emotions as stand-ins for the larger socio-political reality of contemporary warfare.

Start Date

March 25, 2016

End Date

May 7, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


James Cohan Gallery, 533 W. 26th, New York, NY

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