John Akomfrah—whose three-chanel video installation about Stuart Hall, The UnfinishedConversation, created a sensation at MOMA in 2017—presents PURPLE, a new six-channel work on climate change.
“Symphonic in scale and divided into five interwoven movements, the film features various disappearing ecological landscapes, from the hinterlands of Alaska and the desolate environments of Greenland to the Tahitian Peninsula and the volcanic Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific…
“PURPLE conveys the complex and fragile interrelation of human and non-human life with a sense of poetic gravity that registers the vulnerability of living in precarious environments.”*
The paintings of Ben Shahn, Antonio Berni, Raquel Forner, Honoré Sharrer, and PavelTchelitchew, the photography of WalkerEvans and GeorgePlattLynes, the sculpture of ElieNadelman and GastonLachaise, the ballet costumes of Kurt Seligmann, Paul Cadmus, and JaredFrench, the music of VirgilThomson, and the philosophy of GeorgeGurdjieff …
… all come together in LINCOLNKIRSTEIN’SMODERN, the Museum of Modern Art exhibition devoted to the writer, critic, curator, patron, and impresario who set the aesthetic template for MOMA and brought GeorgeBalanchine to America to establish the New York City Ballet.
Thursday, January 17, and Saturday, January 19, at 3 pm.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York City.
From top: Ishmael Houston-Jones, Miguel Gutierrez, Nick Hallett, and Jennifer Monson, Variations on Themes from Lost and Found:Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd, 2016. Photograph by Ian Douglas; Ishmael Houston-Jones. Images courtesy the artists.
Directed by Elio Petri, the film stars Flavio Bucci as a Marxist bank clerk-turned-thief and Tognazzi as his target. The film is the third in Petri’s “social neurosis” trilogy, which includes the classic Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and The Working Class Goes toHeaven.