Jesper Just

Danish, born 1974

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Jesper Just

Danish, born 1974

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Jesper Just’s films are brief and compressed, yet leisurely and atmospheric all at once. In the editing process, Just adamantly cuts out everything extraneous, without concern for definitive style; conversely, each selectively chosen element in his films is an active protagonist, from the buildings to the actors featured. “I’m very interested in the idea that a place can perform, just like people and characters perform,” Just says. His projects are research-based, with a particular interest in playing with perceptions of history, as seen through cinematic conventions. “I work very much with clichés and try to turn them upside down,” he says. Though he has worked mostly in film thus far, Just says that his career and circumstances could lead him to work in other mediums.

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Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 6 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Jesper Just’s films are brief and compressed, yet leisurely and atmospheric all at once. In the editing process, Just adamantly cuts out everything extraneous, without concern for definitive style; conversely, each selectively chosen element in his films is an active protagonist, from the buildings to the actors featured. “I’m very interested in the idea that a place can perform, just like people and characters perform,” Just says. His projects are research-based, with a particular interest in playing with perceptions of history, as seen through cinematic conventions. “I work very much with clichés and try to turn them upside down,” he says. Though he has worked mostly in film thus far, Just says that his career and circumstances could lead him to work in other mediums.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 4 more
group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 6 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Jesper Just
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Nov 27th, 2019
10 Contemporary Nordic Artists You Should Know
Oct 12th, 2018
17 Artists Share the Films That Influenced Them
Aug 24th, 2017
Jesper Just on his Immersive, Cinematic Takeover of the Danish Pavilion
May 31st, 2013
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