The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Neïl Beloufa. Still from *Data for Desire*. 2014. Video (color, sound), 47:39 min. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo; and ZERO..., Milan

MoMA presents a screening program featuring work by French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa, in conjunction with the exhibition Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa. Often working collaboratively, Beloufa teams up with professional and amateur actors to generate scripts that imitate reality TV, public affairs programming, and science fiction. This evening’s film selection spans the past decade and includes Kempinski (2007), in which a group of people outside of Bamako, Mali, describe the future in the present tense; the U.S. premiere of Data for Desire (2014), in which a group of French students watch young North Americans party and attempt to map physical attraction through statistical operations; and the 2010 Untitled, a Rashomon-style narrative inspired by a rumor about a house that was inhabited by suspected terrorists after being abandoned by its wealthy owners during Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s. The artist will be joined for a conversation with Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.

This event accompanies Modern Mondays and Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa.