Pierre Soulages – Black Light

“I don’t work with black,” says Pierre Soulages, who, for over 60 years, has injected poetry into radical abstraction with paintings comprised of a single material, black paint. “I work with the light that reflects it.” "When speaking of light, in connection with black, this sounds paradoxical. However, in reality, black is a colour of light. … Continue reading Pierre Soulages – Black Light

Jonas Mekas: Walden

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the '60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

DAVID HOCKNEY – JOINER PHOTOGRAPHS

"In the early 1980’s, English painter David Hockney began creating intricate photo collages that he called “joiners”. His earlier collages consisted of grid-like compositions made up of polaroid photographs. He then switched to photo lab-processed 35mm photographs and created collages that took on a shape of their own, creating abstract representations of the scenes he … Continue reading DAVID HOCKNEY – JOINER PHOTOGRAPHS

!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

An entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of Feminist Art, Lynn Hershman Leeson's !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics.

ROBOTIC ARTS

The Robotic Art exhibition of Paris in 2014 looked at transformations made possible by the use of technologies developed for the most part since the mid-twentieth century, particularly electronics, computing, bionics, and robotics.

THE TWO JOURNEYS OF JACQUES LECOQ

These two 45-minute documentaries chronicle the teaching methods of Jacques Lecoq with students at his Ecole Internationale de Theatre de Paris. Part one deals with the role of the body and movement. Part two illustrates Lecoq's use of play in his creative dance process. Also interviewed are many, now well-known, former pupils.

THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING

Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories. As a social phenomenon who revolutionized contemporary art over a single decade, Haring … Continue reading THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT

Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer’s involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Dozens of day care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies, making it possible to improve the quality of life and restore a dialogue between caregivers and families. Scientists … Continue reading I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT