Art21 and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) kicked off the holiday weekend with a public screening of the Season 4 episode Romance, followed by a conversation between featured artist Laurie Simmons and Art21 Executive Director Susan Sollins. Laurie and Susan spoke at length about the process of creating The Music of Regret, the artist’s 2006 feature film chronicled in her Art21 segment, and her experience being filmed for the Art:21 series. Many thanks to Bloomberg for sponsoring the post-screening reception.
A curious and substantial crowd came out to the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this past Sunday to hear Season 4 featured artist Mark Dion in conversation with the Museum’s Chief Curator, Valerie Smith. After viewing the new Ecology episode, premiering November 11 on PBS, Mark and Valerie discussed his work, the experience being filmed for the Art:21 series, and the work he’s done with the Queens Museum. Audience members asked many questions on a range of topics‚Äîfrom concerns about the environment and different viewpoints regarding an artist’s activist responsibilities (or lack thereof), to the clear influence of science on Dion’s work. See more photos on Art21′s Access ’07 group on Flickr here: http://flickr.com/groups/art21-access07/
The next screening will take place tomorrow at Tribeca Cinemas at 7pm. Various Art21 artists’ segments will be screened, followed by a panel discussion on contemporary art and filmmaking. RSVP at www.tribecafilmfest.org/art21. Seating is limited.
Last night in Long Island City, Queens, Art21 and SculptureCenter co-presented the first public screening of Season 4 episode Romance in New York City. Featured artist Judy Pfaff and SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti had a lively discussion and took questions from the audience. Many thanks for SculptureCenter for hosting us!
View more event photos on Art21′s Access ’07 Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/art21-access07/
Last night Art21 hosted a private screening of Romance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A lively panel, featuring MoMA Chief Curator of Film Rajendra Roy as moderator, in discussion with Art21 Executive Producer & Curator Susan Sollins, and Season 4 Romance artists Laurie Simmons, Judy Pfaff, and Lari Pittman, followed the film.
Be sure not to miss Judy Pfaff speaking at SculptureCenter tonight at 7:00pm, along with the first public NYC screening of Romance.
See more pictures from the MoMA event and others at Art21′s Access ’07 group on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/art21-access07/.