Much of Jesper Just’s practice is concentrated on the question of imagery and representation—how do we create imagery, and inversely how does this imagery contribute to our understanding of our bodies, expectations, identites, social conventions, and even our sense of self. Working primarily between the mediums of film, photography and installation, Jesper Just incorporates movement, performance, sound, and elegant visual symbolism. These all come to create a deeply interactive and immersive environment.

Jesper Just’s narratives are conceptually and visually diverse, however Just deliberately leaves certain contextual elements vague and ambiguous. In so doing, Just invites us to explore the spaces he has created which walk the balance of feeling both foreign and familiar at the same time, shifting our focus.

Jesper Just (b. 1974, Denmark) has shown extensively around the world, representing Denmark at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, and with other notable solo exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Den Haag (The Hague), Des Moines Art Centre (Des Moines), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), ARoS (Aarhus), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (South Korea), as well as with the Perform15 performance biennial in Times Square (New York). In 2017, Just worked alongside the Royal Danish Ballet to create an original composition. In 2018, he opened another ballet with the American Ballet Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York). His work can be found in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki), Musée d’Art Moderne (Luxembourg), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), the National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen), Arken Museum (Ishøj), ARoS (Aarhus), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk) and Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (Herning) among many others.

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