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Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present Hito Steyerl’s fi rst exhibition with the gallery\, which will feature the singular film work In Free Fall\, 2010.  Incorporating a trio of works - After t he Crash\, Before the Crash and CrashIn Free Fall employs the setting and characters of an airplane junkyard in the Californian desert to tell the story of the current economic climate.

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The space of the junkyard allows various ‘crash’ narratives to unfold\, with the stories of actual crashes and the remnants and afterlife of these machines becoming metaphors for economic decline.  The works are an invest igation of planes as they are parked during the economic downturn\, stored and recycled\, revealing unexpected connections between economy\, violence and spectacle\, finding perfect example in the form of the Boeing 4X-JYI\, an aircraft first acquired by film director Howard Hughes for TWA\, which w as subsequently flown by the Israeli air force before finding its way to th e Californian desert to be blown up for the Hollywood blockbuster Speed . Through intertwined narratives of people\, planes and places Steyerl reveals cycles of capitalism incorporating and adapting to the changing st atus of the commodity\, but also points at a horizon beyond this endless re petition.

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Hito Steyerl is among the keenest observers of our thorou ghly globalized\, digitized condition. Her practice describes with uncommon precision the fluidity and mutability of images—how they are produced\, in terpreted\, translated\, packaged\, transported\, and consumed by a multitu de of users. Most often\, Steyerl’s art takes the form of video essays that comprise exhaustive research\, montage\, composite imagery\, first-person voiceovers\, and interviews. While her subjects vary widely\, her work is c onsistently based on the premise that we are always implicated\, consciousl y and unconsciously\, in the stories that we tell. Hers is a documentary fo rm that is emphatically transparent about its subjectivity and its uncertai nty.

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Hito Steyerl\, In Free Fall\, 2010\, installation vie w at Chisenhale Gallery. Co-commissioned by Picture This\, Bristol\, Collec tive\, Edinburgh and Chisenhale Gallery\, London. Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. 

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Hito Steyerl (b. 1966) is based in Berlin. She has had solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago\, E-f lux in New York\,  Picture This\, Bristol\; Collective\, Edinburgh\; Chisen hale Gallery\, London\, Villa Stuck\, Munich\; (all 2010)\; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2009)\; and Moderna Museet\, Stockholm (2008). Group exhibitio ns include the upcoming Venice Bienale\, Taipei Biennial\; 1st Ural Biennia l\; Gwangju Biennial\; Antiphotojournalism\, La Virreina\, Barcelona\; Hori zons\, BAK\, Utrecht (all 2010)\; Dispersion\, ICA\, London\; U-Tu rn Kvadriennale for Samtidskunst\, Copenhagen (both 2008)\; documenta 12\, Kassel (2007) and Manifesta 5\, San Sebastian (2004).

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DTEND:20130622 DTSTAMP:20141021T052515 DTSTART:20130511 GEO:40.7477457;-74.0063477 LOCATION:Andrew Kreps Gallery @ 537 W. 22nd\,537 W. 22nd St. \nNew York \, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: In Free Fall \, Hito Steyerl UID:282592 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR