La Grande Sortie of Alex Prager at Lehmann Maupin
By Celina Huyhn
Alex Prager, perhaps one of the most influential photographers and filmmakers right now, is currently exhibiting at Lehmann Maupin. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Prager is known for her cinematic style, an aesthetic which she uses to expose the failure of perfection that hollywood promises.
On view is her film, La Grande Sortie, which was first screened at the Opera National de Paris. The film is a conceptual piece that explores the idea of stagefright through a ballet performance. Nigel Godrich, the producer for Radiohead, scored the film using a sample of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”. Photos from the production of the film are also on display.