Themes of Humanity Explored in Moving Images
From 26 February 2013 to 12 May 2013
The exploration of life through video
Albanian-born Adrian Paci has created a world of imagery that highlights the blurry line between the real and the unreal. Now, his insightful work is being showcased at the Jeu de Paume until the spring of 2013, in an exhibition called 'Adrian Paci: Lives in Transit.' Paci's story is one of survival, with the artist's personal history involving an escape from violence and rioting in his native land. Paci ended up in Italy with his family in 1997, and it was there that he began to explore video and the art of cinema. Already well-versed in painting, Paci became fascinated with this new form of expression as he found the medium of the moving image to be particularly appropriate for exploring the themes of his past. These themes include conflict, revolution, society, migration and identity. As much as these concepts are related to Paci's personal story, they can also be applied to humanity at large. The exhibition at the Jeu de Paume includes some of the artist's most recent photography and video work as well as a piece that was specially created for this event.