Film Screening ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Fiction (2014)

December 2, 2014, 7:00PM

Bartos Theater
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-070
Cambridge MA 02139

Join us for a free screening to celebrate the newest season of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, the award-winning documentary series that celebrates contemporary art and artists.

The episode “Fiction” examines how artists tell compelling stories. How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.

Featured in this episode is artist and MIT Professor Emerita Joan Jonas, who will be representing the US in the 2015 Venice Biennale; the List and Director Paul Ha are organizing the exhibition. For more information about Jonas’s work and La Biennale di Venezia, click here. “Fiction” also highlights the work of artists Katharina Grosse and Omer Fast.  

This event is part of ART21 Access ‘14, a worldwide initiative providing unprecedented access to contemporary artists through preview screenings of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7. ART21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a more creative place through the work and words of living artists.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
listinfo@mit.edu
[617] 253-4680

  • ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7. ARTWORK: Katharina Grosse. One Floor Up More Highly, 2010. Soil, wood, acrylic, styrofoam, clothing, acrylic on glass fiber reinforced plastic; 780 x 1680 x 8260 cm. Installation view: MASS MocA, North Adams, MA. Photo: Art Evans. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

  • Joan Jonas at her home/studio in New York, NY, USA, 2013. Production still from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

  • Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I, 1969. Performance at Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Photo: Joan Jonas. Courtesy the artist. © Joan Jonas.

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