February 17, 2007 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Lights, Camera, Action: ARTISTS’ FILMS FOR THE CINEMA
February 17, 2007

Lights, Camera, Action: ARTISTS’ FILMS FOR THE CINEMA

Clemens Von Wedermeyer, Occupation, 2002. 35mm film, color, sound; 7:40 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

The Whitney Museum of American Art Presents:
Lights, Camera, Action: ARTISTS FILMS FOR THE CINEMA

Schedule available on www.whitney.org.

WHITNEY MUSEUM
OF AMERICAN ART
945 MADISON AVENUE
1 (800) WHITNEY

Films by MARINA ABRAMOVIC, EIJA-LIISA AHTILA, CHANTAL AKERMAN, MATTHEW BARNEY, SAMUEL BECKETT, MARCO BRAMBILLA, LARRY CLARK, BRUCE CONNER, JOSEPH CORNELL, TACITA DEAN, DEXTER DALWOOD, TRACEY EMIN, ROBERT FRANK, JEAN-LUC GODARD, DOUGLAS GORDON, JOHAN GRIMONPREZ, REBECCA HORN, DEREK JARMAN, ISAAC JULIEN, JOHN LENNON, ALFRED LESLIE, SHARON LOCKHART, ROBERT LONGO, BABETTE MANGOLTE, CHRIS MARKER, ANTHONY McCALL, SHIRIN NESHAT, GASPAR NOÉ, YOKO ONO, RICHARD PRINCE, YVONNE RAINER, ED RUSCHA, DAVID SALLE, WILHELM SASNAL, JULIAN SCHNABEL, CINDY SHERMAN, LAURIE SIMMONS, SAM TAYLOR-WOOD, ANDREW TYNDALL, CLEMENS VON WEDEMEYER, MARK WALLINGER, and ANDY WARHOL

Since the invention of film, cinema has been an inspiration for artists, and moving image installations have become a major part of the fabric of contemporary art. In recent years, artists primarily known for their works in other media–sculpture, photography, drawing, painting–have also begun to produce films meant to be viewed on the cinemas single screen.

The exhibitions program ranges from classic early films by Samuel Beckett, and Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie; to key narrative works of the 1960s and 1970s by Babette Mangolte, Yvonne Rainer, and Andy Warhol; to rare screenings of films by artists who first came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s such as Robert Longo, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and Cindy Sherman.

The show also features films by a generation of artists who emerged in the 1990s and pursued a dual approach, making both films specifically for the cinema, and installations using the moving image. These include Matthew Barney, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Sharon Lockhart, and Clemens von Wedemeyer. Also on view are works by a small group of independent filmmakers who have not only influenced artists moving into film but also explored the gallery context themselves: Chantal Ackerman, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, and Chris Marker.
Lights, Camera, Action brings many of these films together for the first time, allowing us to see the variety of ways in which artists have interpreted the language of cinema and to appreciate the specific qualities of cinema that artists have passionately recognized, and made their own.
Schedule available on www.whitney.org.

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
945 MADISON AVENUE
1 (800) WHITNEY

In association with Lights, Camera, Action: Artists Films for the Cinema, Mark Wallingers Sleeper will be presented in its New York premiere by Artprojx NY Anthony Reynolds Gallery at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street), February 22-24, with screenings at 10 pm each evening. For further information, visit www.artprojx.com or call David Gryn 447711127848.

The Whitney Museum is grateful to Barney Rossett/Evergreen Review for making Samuel Becketts Film available for this program.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

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