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FILM | ART/new york Screening and Q & A with director Paul Tschinkel
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
Since the 1970s, artist and filmmaker Paul Tschinkel has documented key players and happenings in the New York art world. His series, ART/new york, continues today, presenting in-depth interviews with artists and keen insights into their works. Among the artists he’s interviewed are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Robert Colescott.
For this screening, Tschinkel will present two early programs on well-known artists Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith with a Q&A to follow.
Number 27: Louise Bourgeois (1987)
On this program you’ll see the sensual and provocative work of Louise Bourgeois. Bourgeois, a member of the New York art world since the early 1950s, produces sculpture which is highly charged in content as well as eerily beautiful in form. Also seen are two of her environments; a lair installed at the Robert Miller Gallery and a work in progress on Staten Island, New York. In a lengthy interview, the artist discusses her work and passion, her philosophy of art and her development as an artist. The interview is conducted by critic Stuart Morgan and text is by Robert Storr, curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art.
Number 40: Kiki Smith (1994)
This program covers the art of one of the most innovative and unusual artists working today. Seen are Kiki Smith’s 1992 and 1993 shows at the Fawbush Gallery in New York City in which she exhibits her visceral, powerful and thought provoking work. Included is an interview with Kiki Smith. In her Lower East Side studio, she talks at length about her inspiration, her ideas and the making of her work. Also included are brief interviews with her dealers, Joe Fawbush and Thomas Jones and with Claudia Gould, director of Artists Space in New York City.