August 24 – November 11, 2012
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART
Tel Aviv based Guy Ben-Ner has received international acclaim for his videos that measure the demands of family, civic and social responsibility against the vagaries and impulses of individual desire. Filled with humour, intimacy and philosophical insight, his highly engaging and entertaining works indelibly blur the boundaries between everyday life and its representation, as Ben-Ner and members of his real family act in scripted narratives. Stealing Beauty is a wry and poignant tale filmed in IKEA showrooms during business hours. In the video, a father at- tempts to teach lessons to his children about the virtues of private property, hard work and the difference between right and wrong.
Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada