Screening tonight: The Cinematheque x The Contemporary Art Gallery: Art21

The Cinematheque is delighted to present the Canadian theatrical premiere of this one-hour film, part of Art in the Twenty-First Century’s new season:

“In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. By recreating historical moments, staging photos of vernacular scenes, and crafting intricate sculptures that trick the eye, artists reveal how everyday images and moments from the past are not always what they seem. Liz Magor (b.1948, Winnipeg, MB) makes uncannily realistic casts of humble objects – gloves, cardboard boxes, cigarettes – that speak to mortality and local histories. Through complex video installations, photos, theatrical productions, and virtual reality simulations, Stan Douglas (b.1960, Vancouver, BC) reenacts historical moments of tension that connect the history of Vancouver to broader social movements of struggle and utopian aspiration. Brian Jungen (b.1970, Fort St. John, BC) draws from his family’s ranching and hunting background, as well as his Dane-zaa heritage, when disassembling and recombining consumer goods into whimsical sculptures. Attentive to the accidental encounters that can inspire an image, photographer Jeff Wall (b.1946, Vancouver, BC) recreates flashes of inspiration by building sets and repeatedly photographing gestures until they coalesce into a picture that’s printed on a grand scale.” (ART21)
ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, ART21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres fall 2016 on PBS with stories on artists who live and work in four North American cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver. For more information on ART21’s films and educational programs: art21.org
Presented by ART21, The Cinematheque, and The Contemporary Art Gallery

 

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