6 posts categorized "Film"

November 12, 2010

Interesting Contemporary Art Content on YouTube.. Slim Pickings.. But Getting Better?

Contemporary Art Content on YouTube.. ???  Is there anything worth while??

Given all the amazing potential of YouTube.com, there remains in MAO's not sohumble opinion, VERY Slim Pickings. Most arer a total waste of time.. armature type stuff.

But maybe things are getting getting a little better?

There are sadly only... 3 YouTubers that come to mind.. which we think are well worth checking out.

1. The Madness of Art by Jim Kempner Fine Art.. Tt's totally funny and true..

TheMadnessofArt This one is a must watch for any NYC Contemporary Art junkie enthusiast.

Bravo Jim.. for such a wonderful effort.

We can't say enough good things about this video blog. 


2. The Two Percent Tube by David Behringer. A regular New Yorkers take on Contemporary Art in NYC... It's not exactly ArtForum.. but then again, who would want to be...? 

The Two Percent is a website that gives contemporary art recommendations in New York City. This week, a very special "10th EPISODE SPECIAL", "SECOND HELPING" talks about a show of abstract expressionist work at Cheim & Read running concurrently with the AbEx show at the Moma, "TRIPLE THREATS" include Tony Oursler @ Lehmann Maupin, Robert Rauschenberg @ Gagosian, and Roxy Paine @ James Cohan Gallery. If you're in New York, give the new podcast audio tour a try! Check out www.thetwopercent.com for more.


3. The Terence Koh Show... OK..well.. You my not like his artwork.. but maybe he just happens to be the most active attempt by a completely self promotionalin-the-know uber successful NYC contemporary artist.. He's not done an update for 4 months, but hopefully we will see more on YouTube from Mr. Koh.


Oh.. and how bad can this YouTube Channel be.. if this World Renown Art Blogger..ArtFagCity has told the world..that Terence Koh is the most important Contempory artist working today in NYC..

If you missed this.. you have to check this out to believe it:


ahem.. Like can you say totally out of her mind or just taken out of context?

Well.. it's a sad little list of YouTube Contemporary Art Content providers on YouTube..

Has video blogging totally died for the Contemporary Art World? What do you thinK?

BUT, If any MAO readers have a any other important ones we missed.. please send them our way!



June 03, 2010

Eve Sussman's "whiteonwhite" to be shown at MOMA.. This Sunday June 6th!

Eve Sussman's   (and her creative think tank group, The Rufus Corporation) "whiteonwhite" film is to be shown at MOMA.. This Sunday June 6th at 5:30pm!

So here's an event not to be missed, if you are interested in the world of cutting edge Contemporary Art Film.

Eve_Sussman_WhiteOnWhite_hotelvacuum Eve Susman who, is possibly the most well known female Art Film maker of our time. Her work, The Rape of the Sabine Women, has graced the cover on Art in America, and been shown around the world. (Photo 1, from Rufus corporation website, "Vacuum Hallway"..I believe is part of whoteonwhite.. )

By the way... Artist, Eve Sussman, is also one of the many star artists represented by that contemporary art powerhouse, The Winkleman Gallery on 27th street. 

Her film,  89 Seconds at Alcazar, was highly regarded as the "Darling of a Whitney Biennial"..check this interview out.. 

So now, here is your chance to see Eve's latest and greatest Film Noir work...at MOMA. There will also be a Q&A session with the artist after the movie.

Get your tickets soon.. cause this event is sure to sell out. MAO will be there too!

More details here:

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  • 2010. USA. Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation.

New York theatrical premiere. Followed by a Q&A with Sussman, Messman, Garneau, and Wood

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

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2010. USA. Written and directed by Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation. MoMA's Creative Capital exhibition concludes with the New York theatrical premiere of an exciting and provocative new experimental work by the creators of the gallery installation 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004) and the theatrical feature The Rape of the Sabine Women(2006). Shot primarily in post-Soviet Central Asia and billed as “New Wave futurist noir” and “a study of utopia and desire,” the “alpha” version of whiteonwhite:randomthrilleris a film of indeterminate length whose continuously evolving narrative is generated by computer code. The unfolding project will also manifest itself as an episodic television miniseries and a feature film. In the MoMA presentation, custom-built randomizing software edits the film in real time from a server loaded with thousands of clips, creating suspense through surprising and novel juxtapositions. The story follows the observations and surveillance of a geophysicist code writer held captive in “City-A,” a dystopian metropolis where nouveau riche capitalists preside over the dregs of communism. The film will run for approximately fifty minutes, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

November 03, 2006

FUR - An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Staring Nicole Kidman

So.. anyone who's anyone in the NYC Art Photography world was at MOMA this Tuesday night for the US Premier of the new Diane Arbus movie FUR : An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus... well.. everyone except the film's star Nicole Kidman!!  Apparently she snubbed rubbing elbows with MAO and friends to spend time with her drug addict husband Keith Urban who is at least not a closeted gay like Cruise currently staying at a rehabilitation center in Nashville. Well...at least Director Steven Shainberg spoke a bit about the making of the movie.

Nicole_kidman_fur The film is absolutely wonderful! Don't miss this one when it opens to all the little people on November 10th. One major warning... this movie is most certainly not a documentary nor has any real connection with the true life Patricia Bosworth biography on Diane Arbus. Despite the book's credit on the movie, it's a total joke fictional story, with many fictional characters. And while it does feature some real people in Diane's life, like her husband Allan Arbus and her FUR peddling parents, the entire film takes place in just a three month period of 1958.

It's a great love story, we laughed, we cried, but if you were hoping to learn anything about Diane Arbus... ForgetAboutIt!

Just read the book..cause it's very good!

September 29, 2006

Busy.. But not too busy to miss Nikki S. Lee's Movie Premier At MOMA

It's been a busy busy art filled week.. yes.. I know.. it's tough being an over paid pompous art snob art collector in NYC!

But Next week promises to be just as good!!

So... If you didn't already.. go pick up tickets today for the new ffilm Premier of Nikki S. Lee's film at MOMA. The film is called.. what else... "a.k.a. Nikki S.  Lee."
Nikki_s_lee_hiphopOn October 5th at 6:30 Miss Nikki S. Lee will be in attendance!! (Photo #2, Self Portrait, "The Hip Hop Project" #1, 2001, Chromogenic color print, 21 x 28)

Of course.. Everybody who's anybody in the NYC photography world will be throwing attitude there!!

See you at the movies!

February 15, 2006

William Kentridge At MOMA

Keeping with this week's MAO political theme postings...

Tonight started a 6 day showing of all the William Kentridge Films at MOMA. I've not seen all these short films yet.. but just picked up tickets for Monday night.... I believe the Public Art Fund showed these films this summer in Central Park.. but it poured down rain.. See slide show of People sitting in the rain watching the films. Yuk! Think hot,wet, crowded, and buggy.. not fun.

Kentridge01aThis is the South African Artist's deeply personal animated films about the complex and often violent history of apartheid. Show times : Wednesday, February 15, 8:30; Thursday, February 16, 8:00; Friday, February 17, 8:00; Saturday, February 18, 6:00; Sunday, February 19, 5:00; Monday, February 20, 8:00.

Here's MOMA's brief description of this 78 min film :
    William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection (2005). This feature-length 35mm film, composed of nine short animated films made between 1989 and 2003, traces the public and private life of Soho Eckstein, a mine owner, land developer, and cuckold, against the ever-changing social and political realities of South Africa. Kentridge (b. 1955, Johannesburg) begins his films with a single drawing that he alters, adds to, and subtracts from, bit by bit, photographing each change.

Also... William Kentridge has got a new show at Marian Goodman Gallery...WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: The Magic Flute: Drawings and Projections, which runs till Feb 25th.  This show features 50 working drawings, fragments, a 20 minute film, and a complete working mini-theater model which were used in the production of Kentridge's recent interpretation  of the Mozart opera (Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, spring 2005).
Here's a review by...
                Art In America by Faye Hirsch

December 09, 2005

New STREETWISE viewing with Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell

Just too many NYC Art events last night.. how to choose??

So I dragged Dr.Quiz (my other cuter better half) to Aperture to see a premier viewing of Mary Ellen Mark & her filmmaker husband Martin Bell's 2004 update of their original great Streetwise documentary. Mary_ellen_mark_streetwise_1

So they 1st showed the original 1980's movie - which reminded me how amazing it was! But when they started to play the new movie titled, ERIN - after the character Tiny (in photo), now that she's aged grown up!  But, there were major fuckups technical problems! The 100+ person crowd only got to see ~2 minutes of it, DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! Well.. Mary Ellen and Martin took lots of questions, and talked about the movie.. they're both super nice! but no ERIN showing! Grrrrr!

So.. I hope Aperture will reschedule another viewing !

There's still hope.. Martin, mentioned their plan to try to make a buck release the 2 movies together on a DVD someday.