Film screening. Art in the Twenty-first Century. History. 56 min.
Thursday, 9 October, 19:30
This episode unites the practices of three contemporary artists, each of whom interprets history based on personal memories, trauma, and past events. Employing oil crayon and letter stencils, Glenn Ligon explores the history of black America in pieces relating both to historical contexts and to painful memories of his own coming of age in the Bronx. In her videos, Mary Reid Kelly twists and distorts the historical narrative of the Enlightenment, presenting a feminist take on the epoch through the eyes of a fictional French courtesan. Marina Abramovic’s performances revolve around perceiving history as a conflict between past and present, religion and atheism, stoicism and fanaticism. Appealing to collective memories, her ritualistic actions often involve near inhuman endurance and levels of concentration.
In the framework of the Art in the Twenty-first Century Film Program
Films will be shown on English with Russian subtitles.
Venue: Garage Education Center
Kindly supported by Dornbracht
This event is part of ART21 Access 100 Artist, a worldwide initiative providing unprecedented access to contemporary artists through screenings of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Seasons 1-6. ART21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a more creative place through the work and words of living artists.
Season 6: © Art21, Inc. 2012