Getty Research Institute Raises The Curtain On Its Fall Lineup
Markets and Value Film Series Focuses on Film and Video's Impact on Art
Modern Art in Los Angeles Looks at Vibrant West Coast Beat Era Scene
September 26, 2003
Los Angeles—The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announces its fall program lineup, which includes the premiere of its Markets and Value film series, as well as exciting new programming for its ongoing Modern Art in Los Angeles project. Both programs begin in October and continue through spring 2004.
The GRI's Markets and Value film series features six film and video programs that investigate the role film and video play in how aesthetic and economic values are assigned to art. The first screening, presented by Artists on Film Trust, is a survey of documentary films and videos featuring artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Picasso, as well as contemporary artists whose savvy use of media often influences the value of their works. Subsequent screenings include Roger Corman's 1959 cult classic Bucket of Blood with a personal appearance by Corman himself, and Chi-hwa-seon (2002) by Cannes Best Director-winner Im Kwon-Taek. Additional screenings this spring, for which dates will be announced in the coming months, include a selection of video shorts featuring works by Nam June Paik, Richard Serra, and Alex Bag. The Getty will also screen Dreams That Money Can Buy (1948), featuring vignettes by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Hans Richter, as well as America's Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull – Contemporary Art At Auction.
GRI continues its popular Modern Art in Los Angeles series with two new programs for fall that look at the 1950s beat era on the West Coast. First up is Beat Film, a screening of films with a distinctly underground, bohemian sensibility that capture the beat state of mind. Following the screening Kenneth Anger, Curtis Harrington, and Larry Jordon, three of the era's leading filmmakers, will discuss their involvement in avant-garde cinema and its continuing legacy. Beat Years, the second program, brings together assemblage sculptor George Herms, photographer Charles Brittin, and other artists of the era for a public conversation with curator Walter Hopps on the fusion of far Eastern metaphysics, the proximity of Hollywood, and the sublime coastal landscape that shaped the region’s contributions to postwar art.
Looking beyond fall and the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, GRI and the Los Angeles Philharmonic continue their collaboration on Building Music, a two-week festival held May 21–June 13, 2004, that celebrates and examines the relationships between music, visual art, and architecture. In addition to a series of concerts, lectures, and panel discussions, held at both the Getty Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall, the festival features the world premiere of a new work by composer Henry Brant.
All Markets and Value and Modern Art in Los Angeles events are free of charge. Event reservations are required and may be made by calling 310-440-7300 or by visiting the Getty Web site at www.getty.edu.
GRI FALL PROGRAMMING AT THE GETTY
Markets and Value: Artists on Film
Hannah Rothschild and Robert McNab, founders of the Artists on Film Trust in London, present and discuss a survey of documentary films and videos featuring artists. Clips range from some of the earliest known film footage of artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Picasso to more contemporary artists, whose savvy use of media exposure often plays a role in establishing the value of their works.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Museum Lecture Hall
Modern Art in Los Angeles: Beat Film
Pioneering filmmakers Kenneth Anger, Curtis Harrington, and Larry Jordan present and discuss a selection of their films that capture the spirit of the West Coast Beat movement. Reservations for this event available beginning September 25 at 9 a.m.
Thursday, October 30, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Modern Art in Los Angeles: The Beat Years
Artist George Herms, photographer Charles Brittin, curator Walter Hopps, and poet David Meltzer discuss the L.A. art scene of the mid and late 1950s, including the important interchange between L.A. and San Francisco and how California art distinguished itself from the art of the East Coast. Reservations for this event available beginning October 24 at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Markets and Value Film Series: Bucket of Blood
Director Roger Corman appears in person to present his sly parody Bucket of Blood (1959). The discussion will focus on the complex links between production, commercial, and aesthetic value of film. Reservations for this event available beginning November 25 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Markets and Value Film Series: Chi-hwa-seon (Painted Fire)
Im Kwon-Taek’s Chi-hwa-seon (Painted Fire) tells the story of Jang Seung-Up, one of Korea's most renowned and infamous painters. Insoo Cho, assistant professor of Korean art at USC, and David James, professor of critical studies at USC School of Cinema-Television, will present and discuss the award-winning 2002 film. Reservations for this event available beginning December 23 at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 22, 2004, 7:30 p.m. Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Building Music Festival
The world premiere of a new work by composer Henry Brant at the Getty Center is the highlight of this two-week festival (May 21-June 13) celebrating the relationships between music, visual art, and architecture. It features a series of lectures, concerts, and discussion panels held at the Getty Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Events held at the Getty Center include:
Symposium on Architecture, Music, and the Visual Arts
An international panel of scholars, artists, and architects will be featured in two panel discussions. The first looks at the historical context of signature architecture in the arts. The second examines the spatial relationships between the arts and architecture.
The Works of Henry Brant
The symposium culminates with a special evening concert featuring works by Henry Brant, including the world premiere of a commission written for the Getty Center.
Friday, June 4, 2004, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
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