New on View: Documentary Series

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Event:
New on View: Documentary Series
Date:
January 6, 2015 10:00 am
Cost:
Free with membership or Museum admission
Venue:
Asheville Art Museum
Address:
2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

What You See Is What You See
Documentary Films of American Abstract Artists

Tuesday, January 6 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

As part of the Museum’s commitment to new media and education through film, we have curated a series of art house documentaries that intimately explore the lives and careers of several artists represented in the exhibition What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950. These films, which range in length and documentary style, were created by independent filmmakers and serve as serious artistic and, at times, experimental works. Documentary films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite.

The ten films presented in the New Media Gallery over a ten-week period serve as both educational tools to enhance our understanding of American Abstraction, as well as artistic representations of the subject matter as presented by the filmmakers. In particular, the directors have taken creative license to present true stories in a manner in which he or she seems fitting; often blurring the line between documentary and narrative with elements that are expressive, poetic, rhetorical, historical and subjective.

The films listed below will be screened daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

JANUARY 6–11
Josef Albers: To Open Eyes
(1962) by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 32 minutes

JANUARY 13–18
Robert Motherwell and the New York School: Storming the Citadel
(2010) by Catherine Tatge, 55 minutes

JANUARY 20–25
Jules Olitski: Modern Master
by Andy Reichsman and Kate Purdie, 22 minutes

JANUARY 27–FEBRUARY 1
Joseph Fiore: The Nature of the Artist
(2013) by Kane-Lewis Productions, 30 minutes

FEBRUARY 2–8
Frankenthaler: Toward a New Climate
(1978) by Perry Miller Adato, 28 minutes

FEBRUARY 10–15
George Bireline
(2002) by Neal Hutcheson, 28 minutes

FEBRUARY 17–22
Julian Stanczak and Op Art: The Perceptive Eye
(2001) by Barbara Stanczak, 60 minutes

FEBRUARY 24–MARCH 1
Painters Painting
(1973) by Emile de Antonio, 116 minutes

MARCH 3–8
Sam Gilliam Interview
(2004) by Netropolitan, 44 minutes

MARCH 10–15
American Art of the 1960s
(1972) by Michael Blackwood, 57 minutes