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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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Section Spéciale (1975), directed by Costa–Gavras
Image credit: Pathé

CINÉSALON AT THE FRENCH INSTITUTE

Post-election and Macron’s inauguration, the CinéSalon series Liberté, Égalité, Fantasy: French Politics on Film at the French Institute–Alliance Française in New York wraps up with two final selections: a classic drama from the Seventies, and a new satire: SECTION SPÉCIALE (1975), directed by Costa–Gavras. Tuesday, May 23, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm. “August 1941. Following […]

ANNE IMHOF — GOLDEN LION

ANNE IMHOF — GOLDEN LION

“My work stands for the grace of thoughts, for liberty, for the right to be different, for gender nonconformity, and the pride of being a woman in this world.” — Anne Imhof, representing Germany, after winning the Golden Lion in Venice, 2017 FAUST, by Anne Imhof, took the top prize at the 57th Biennale Arte. […]

PAINT IT BLACK

A sensation at the 2016 LA Film Fest, Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut PAINT IT BLACK is now playing at the Music Hall cinema in Beverly Hills. The film stars Alia Shawkat as an art student in a nightmare confrontation with her dead boyfriend’s mother, Janet McTeer (who could play Joan Crawford and Bette Davis simultaneously in a one-woman […]

NICOLE EISEMAN’S ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

“Nicole Eisenman shows me a party scene entitled ANOTHER GREEN WORLD. I proudly yell ‘Eno!’ and she confirms that that’s the record she was listening to for days. The title also comes from the critic Northrop Frye, who contended that, in Shakespeare’s work, the characters were always going into the woods to find another mode of […]