press release

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Double Life, which features works by the internationally celebrated artists Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang. The exhibition includes an immersive light and sculpture installation, a 16mm film loop, a video projection, live dance presentations, and a new multimedia work commissioned by CAMH.

The works in Double Life blur the boundaries between staged narratives and real world encounters, and transform quotidian materials and situations into memorable and affective experiences. They reference a range of temporalities and operate in spaces between the visual and performing arts, fiction and documentary, feeling and representation. The bodies appearing in these works traverse a variety of physical, conceptual, and spatio-temporal boundaries. “Movement” is considered in its gestural and sociopolitical capacities. We are invited along for a ride that is, to quote Gertrude Stein, “a spectacle and nothing strange.”