Jesper Just

Romantic Delusions

This exhibition presents four films by the critically acclaimed Danish filmmaker 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 Delusion (2008), premiering in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Museum.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 19 September 2008 to Sunday 04 January 2009

No Man Is An Island image

Published by Brooklyn Museum on Thursday 17 July 2008.
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Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions marks the first time an all-film exhibition will be presented 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. These short films, all under ten minutes, appropriate Hollywood’s polished production values but then deviate from the usual narrative story arc in favor of creating a film noir atmosphere rather than a resolved plot. His films comment on gender politics and the possibility of relationships across a generational divide, but more important, they present the broader existential search for identity.

Jesper Just was born in Copenhagen in 1974, and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. His work is also in the collections of institutions such as the Tate in London, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition publication is made possible by the Perry Rub