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Modern Mondays

Ongoing

Posted on October 16, 2012

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

Building upon the Museum’s eight-decade tradition of fostering cinematic innovation and experimentation, Modern Mondays invites artists working in the expanded field of film, video, performance, and sound to present their work in an intimate setting. A platform for both emerging artists and pioneering figures who have changed the way we think about the moving image, this series premieres new projects and rediscovers landmark works. Considering avant-garde narratives from the 21st century, the program also celebrates legacies of influential historical figures in a contemporary context. Each evening presents a unique opportunity for audiences to engage in dialogue with artists, along with curators and other guests.

Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance Art. 

 
Starship Troopers [plus rare production footage]. 1997. Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Monday, October 1, 3:30 p.m., T2
Starship Troopers [plus rare production footage]. 1997. USA. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Creature Visual Effects Supervision by Phil Tippett. With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris. 129 min.In conjunction with his Modern Mondays discussion, visual effects and animation artist Phil Tippett presents this afternoon screening of Starship Troopers, along with 30 minutes of rare production footage.
 
Phil Tippett in Conversation with Lucy Raven
Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m., T2
Two-time Academy Award–winning visual effects and animation artist Phil Tippett has brought his radical innovations in screen technology—and his imaginative wit—to the creation of an entire generation of fantastical movie creatures. A pioneer in the revolutionary transition from stop-motion animation to CGI in the Star Wars trilogy, Starship Troopers, Robocop and Robocop 2, Jurassic Park, and the Twilight saga, Tippett joins us to share his far-ranging career and inspirations (from Hieronymous Bosch to Tex Avery) through clips and an onstage conversation with the artist and filmmaker Lucy Raven and MoMA curator Joshua Siegel. The program features the work-in-progress premiere of his long-awaited independent project Mad God, his recent collaborations with Lucy Raven, and an afternoon screening of Starship Troopers, which he presents with 30 minutes of rare production footage.
 
An Evening with Monira al Qadiri
Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., T2
In this evening of film and conversation, organized as part of the MISK Art Institute’s citywide Arab Art and Education Initiative, Monira Al Qadiri presents a program of moving-image works centered on transnational narratives emanating from the Persian Gulf. A Kuwaiti artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan, Al Qadiri adopts a range of imaginative strategies to explore histories both personal and political. Arab soap operas, Gulf War–era images of burning Kuwaiti oil fields, traditional elegiac songs, and science fiction all figure in her astutely shape-shifting work, which foregrounds networks of capital and labor. Dark humor and melancholy alternatively drive the artist’s speculative, uncanny scenarios, which simultaneously look back at and probe possible futures for petrocultures and global political networks. This evening brings together works made over the last five years, including Al Qadiri’s most recent video The Craft (2017), in which malaise and fantasy animate the artist’s recasting of childhood memories in Kuwait as an alien invasion operating out of an American diner. The Craft’s sister work, the lecture-performance American Century: The End, will be performed in its US premiere. This live multimedia piece contemplates the convergence of international diplomacy, global consumerism, and cultural production through an ultimate emblem: American junk food.
 
An Evening with Shambhavi Kaul
Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m., T2
Applying deep research, precise editing, and fine-tuned humor to a combination of her own cinematography and found footage, Shambhavi Kaul depicts landscapes and figures that exist between imagination and reality. Her work uses cultural tropes from places like Hong Kong, India, and Mexico to reveal the ambiguous meanings behind loaded popular signifiers. Kaul presents a selection of her films, including new work, followed by a conversation.
 
An Evening of Video by Stephen Varble
Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m., T2
Scandalous, gender-bending street performances and “gutter art” costumes crafted from glittery detritus made Stephen Varble a notorious fixture of Soho art circles during the 1970s. Trained as a filmmaker and influenced by Jack Smith and Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, Varble gravitated toward antiestablishment public provocations, performances for camera, and his own audacious brand of makeshift glamor.
This evening features excerpts from Journey to the Sun with commentary by David Getsy, art historian and curator of the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble, now on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. A conversation between Getsy and Stuart Comer, chief curator of MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art, follows the screening.
 
An Evening with Marie Losier
Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., T2
In this intimate evening complementing the artist’s midcareer retrospective, Marie Losier presents a specially assembled program of unseen works, ranging from early personal films to footage from her many years documenting New York’s avant-garde film community and a preview of ongoing projects.
 

Modern Mondays


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Posted on October 16, 2012

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