Cinema Mondays
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Cinema Mondays

“Lunacy” by Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer

This philosophical horror story is loosely based on two Edgar Allan Poe tales: The Premature Burial and The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether. Young Berlot suffers from a recurrent dream in which hospital orderlies attempt to strap him into a straightjacket. The dream ends with his waking up in a destroyed room. After his mother´s funeral, Berlot meets a certain marquis in a pub and accepts an invitation to his palace. One night he witnesses an orgy in the palace chapel. A young woman is being forced to participate and she captivates Berlot to such a degree that he decides immediately to quit the palace. The marquis, however, falls into a cataleptic fit which seems like death, and the nobleman´s valet forces Berlot to seal the coffin. The next day they find the marquis feasting in the family tomb. He too has his secrets and is thus able to offer Berlot therapy which should end his troublesome dreams.

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Q&A: Representation of Madness in Art

Drinks provided by CHACHI & Radeberger

Amusement Park Series - Works on paper

of Cuban Artist Bernardo Navarro Tomás

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Avant: Pioneers of New York City Street Art 1980-1984

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The proliferation of non advertising, non political works on paper (street art posters), illicitly pasted on exterior walls along roads and avenues throughout the world began with the “art militia” AVANT in New York City in 1980. Around the same time Keith Haring started doing his chalk drawings in the MTA subways, and Richard Hambleton began his famed Shadowman series. AVANT also displayed their works in nightclubs, galleries, museums, and just about anyplace available until disbanding in 1984.

Their efforts then, and the attention they received, contributed immeasurably to the formation and popularity of street art now. Today there remain two of the original members alive and actively creating and exhibiting art: David Fried, and the founder of the movement, Christopher Hart Chambers. Both have since flourished in their independent careers with dozens of solo exhibitions internationally. This exhibition, the first AVANT exhibition in over 35 years will feature an installation of brand new, one-off (unique) AVANT posters, historic documentation of the entire group’s seminal efforts in the form of limited edition prints, and select recent works.

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