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This November, Sadie Coles HQ is delighted to present three films by Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner. Dating from 1999 to 2013, the exhibition bears witness to Ben-Ner’s singular style of filmmaking – a wry, absurdist and homespun mode of storytelling whereby epic narratives are collapsed into domestic follies, and conversely, makeshift scenarios are imbued with unexpected poignancy and poetry.

This November, Sadie Coles HQ is delighted to present three films by Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner. Dating from 1999 to 2013, the exhibition bears witness to Ben-Ner’s singular style of filmmaking – a wry, absurdist and homespun mode of storytelling whereby epic narratives are collapsed into domestic follies, and conversely, makeshift scenarios are imbued with unexpected poignancy and poetry.

Berkeley’s Island (1999), Ben-Ner’s first narrative video, is based on Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). The video transposes the tale of the castaway – often credited as the first modern novel – …

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62 Kingly Street
London, GB
Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm