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

DAVID HOCKNEY – PLEASURES OF THE EYE

One the most original creative talents of our age, David Hockney believes it is his duty as an artist to give pleasure. Filmed at his home in California and at exhibitions of his work in London, Rotterdam and Munich, Hockney gives a thoughtful exposition of several aspects of his work, relating specific examples to both … Continue reading

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

!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.

MAX HERMAN MAXY AND THE ROMANIAN AVANT-GARDE

Max Hermann Maxy: Still Life

Max Herman Maxy played a tremendous role in the history of modern painting in Romania.  His body of work spans a large part of the twentieth century.