Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, Thursday's Three brings you a trio of short films about artists Ed Ruscha, Wifredo Lam, and Eleanor Antin, respectively.

Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words ~ Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, this film about Ed Ruscha's work was written and directed by Felipe Lima. It is narrated by Owen Wilson.

Ruscha's solo exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, "Ed Ruscha and the Great American West", concluded October 9. A catalogue is available.

Wifredo Lam ~ In this TateShorts film about Wifredo Lam (1902-1982), a Cuban-born artist closely associated with Pablo Picasso and members of the surrealist movement, Lam's son shares memories of his father and artistic achievements.

Wifredo Lam is the subject of "The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam", at Tate Modern, which continues through January 8, 2017.

Eleanor Antin: Politics & Paper Dolls ~ For this Art21 short, prolific multidisciplinary artist Eleanor Antin talks about her use of paper dolls to create politically imbued sculpture and videos. Anin's work encompasses film and video, photography, installation, and performance art.

Eleanor Antin at Art21

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