September 19, 2008 - January 4, 2009
JESPER JUST: ROMANTIC DELUSIONS – THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
This exhibition presents four films by the critically acclaimed Danish artist Jesper Just in his first solo exhibition at a New York museum: No Man Is an Island (2002), Bliss and Heaven (2004), The Lonely Villa (2004), and a new film, Romantic Delusions (2008), premiering in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Museum. Jesper Just’s films explore the complexities and contradictions of human emotion. Using overlapping cinematic, musical, and literary references, his films adopt popular songs to communicate the vulnerability and insecurity in relationships. Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions marked the first time an all-film exhibition was presented at the Brooklyn Museum.