Category Archives: FILM

PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT

Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley will be on hand to talk about their film PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT when it screens in downtown L.A. this week.

The film stars Benjamin Sulpice, Théo Cholbi, O.B. De Alessi, Sylvain Decloitre, Julien Fayeulle, Katya Petrowick, and Milo Riquart,

A performance by Puce Mary and reception will close out the evening.

PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT

Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 pm.

Civic Center Studios

207 South Broadway, Suite 1, downtown Los Angeles.

Zac Farley and Dennis Cooper, Permanent Green Light (2018), film stills. Images courtesy the filmmakers.

MAPPLETHORPE TUESDAYS

In conjunction with the exhibition IMPLICIT TENSIONS—MAPPLETHORPE NOW, the Guggenheim presents a series of Robert Mapplethorpe screenings every Tuesday in February, beginning with a documentary featuring Mapplethorpe’s patron and lover Sam Wagstaff.

BLACK WHITE + GRAY—A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, NO. 61 FROM THE SERIES ART/NEW YORK

Tuesday, February 12, at 6 pm.

MAPPLETHORPE—LOOK AT THE PICTURES

Tuesday, February 19 and 26, at 6 pm

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From top: Norman Seeff photograph of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe; Marcus Leatherdale photograph of Mapplethorpe; Sam Wagstaff and Mapplethorpe, portrait by Francesco Scavullo, image courtesy of Sean Byrnes, the Scavullo Foundation, and the Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia.

MICHEL AUDER — FICTIONAL ART FILM

Alice Neel, Bill T. JonesAndy WarholTaylor MeadJohn Ashbery, Annie SprinkleDavid Hammons, VivaHannah Wilke, Arthur Aviles, Shirley Clarke, and Willem de Kooning are among the artists, poets, and performers captured on film by their friend Michel Auder during the 1970s and ’80s.

Auder has assembled this footage for his exhibition FICTIONAL ART FILM, now on view in Harlem.

MICHEL AUDER—FICTIONAL ART FILM

Through February 24.

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

439 West 127th Street, New York City.

Top and above: Michel Auder—Fictional Art Film (2019), stills. Middle: Michel Auder—Fictional Art Film, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 2019, installation view. Images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.

J. HOBERMAN — NO MISTAKES

The radical filmmaking practice of Andy Warhol within the context of the work of Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles is the subject of a lecture by J. Hoberman this weekend.

Hoberman—a contributor to Artforum and The Nation—was a film critic for The Village Voice for over thirty years.

J. HOBERMAN—NO MISTAKES

ANDY WARHOL’S NEW HISTORY OF CINEMA

Sunday, February 3, at 4 pm.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Hess Gallery and Theater

99 Gansevoort Street, New York City.

From top: Andy Warhol, Sleep (1963), film still (John Giorno); Oscar Micheaux, Within Our Gates (1920), film still; Orson Welles, The Lady from Shanghai (1947), film still (Welles and Rita Hayworth).

HILTON ALS — A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN

“Troubled times get the tyrants and prophets they deserve. During our current epoch, the revival of interest in author James Baldwin has been particularly intense. This is in part due, of course, to his ability to analyze and articulate how power abuses through cunning and force and why, in the end, it’s up to the people to topple kingdoms.

“As a galvanizing humanitarian force, Baldwin is now being claimed as a kind of oracle. But by claiming him as such, much gets erased about the great artist in the process, specifically his sexuality and aestheticism, both of which informed his politics.” — Hilton Als*

GOD MADE MY FACE—A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN—a group show curated by Hilton Als, featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alvin Baltrop, Beauford Delaney, Marlene Dumas, Ja’Tovia Gary, Glenn Ligon, Alice Neel, Cameron Rowland, Kara WalkerJane Evelyn Atwood, and James Welling—is on view through mid-February.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Metrograph and Als will present a series of films featuring Baldwin through the years, at home and abroad.

GOD MADE MY FACE—

A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN*

Through February 16.

David Zwirner

525 and 533 West 19th Street, New York City.

HILTON ALS ON JAMES BALDWIN FILM SERIES

Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

See “The Energy of Joy: Hilton Als in conversation with David Bridel and Mary-Alice Daniel,” PARIS LA 16 (2019): 217–221.

From top: Marlene Dumas, James Baldwin, 2014, from the Great Men series exhibited at Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, image credit: Marlene Dumas/Bernard Ruijgrok PiezographicsBeauford Delaney, Dark Rapture, 1941, oil on canvas; Alvin Baltrop, The Piers (man sitting), 1975-1986, photograph; Richard AvedonJames Baldwin, writer, Harlem, New York, 1945, © The Richard Avedon Foundation; Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, video still; Jane Evelyn AtwoodJames Baldwin with bust of himself sculpted by Larry Wolhandler, Paris, France, 1975 (detail), gelatin silver print. All images courtesy David Zwirner.