Now Playing at Western Bridge

A family drama set in multiple Ikea showrooms:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8ygeihSPlk[/youtube]

Israeli artist Guy Ben Nur makes Ikea living rooms look like foreign lands we enter into. In his film “Stealing Beauty,” now playing at Western Bridge, he comments on the stark reality of remaining an immigrant in your own bedroom (your bed frame designed in Sweden, assembled in China, and sold just off I-5). But Guy Ben Ner isn’t content to simply satirize the American dream home. He also weaves in Marxist speeches, hilarious camera faux-paus, and visual gags into his work (check out the giant price tags and alien-like stock photos in the picture frames). The results transcend typical consumerist critiques.

Now playing at Western Bridge as part of a series of installations on the relationships between parents and children.

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