OVID, one of the premier streaming sites for independent and arthouse film, has added a terrific slate of new titles for April, including a number of movies of interest to art lovers everywhere. Documentaries about David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Michael Sima, and Hieronymus Bosch join ones about Pina Bausch, Roy DeCarava, H.R. Giger, and more.
Further, programmers from Harlem’s Maysles Documentary Center have teamed up with the site to curate a special selection of films, which includes works by Chris Marker, Chantal Akerman, Jean Rouch, Cheryl Dunye, Kazuhiro Soda, and John Akmofrah, among others.
The platform has also made a new content partner: dGenerate Films, a distribution company which specializes in independent Chinese cinema. Their programming includes many titles which not only can’t be streamed anywhere else, but some which never even received a proper theatrical release in the states. Films from dGenerate now available on OVID include several works from director Wang Bing and the delightful mother/daughter comedy Girls Always Happy. Producer Karin Chien will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Chinese independent film on OVID’s page on Thursday, April 9, at 1:00 pm EST. You can check out all these and much more on the site, and any of them would make for great viewing while you’re still safely staying at home.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Xaviera Simmons, Cristina Iglesias, Mire Lee, and more.
With explosions of color and materiality, Cave has his own enigmatic ways to funnel the funk through histories of adversity.
Artists reflect on histories of oppressive power structures in Brazil in this exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Kapwani Kiwanga invites viewers to look with only the quiet glow of natural light seeping in through the skylights, illuminating a nuanced way of seeing race.
This week, Godard’s anti-imperialism, in defense of “bad” curating, an inexplicable statue, criminalizing culture wars, and more.
I inserted the text from five press releases into DALL-E and this is what it churned out.
As protests rage across the country following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, Iranian and Kurdish artists are creating work in support of freedom.
Funding options at UB include full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, and additional opportunities for MA students.
In the shadow of a planned $150 million cultural center designed by Frank Gehry, a number of grassroots arts organizations are thriving in the predominantly Latino region.
Union members called for salary increases and pledged to hold the museum accountable to “its lip-service to social justice.”
The museum offered some workers the option to forgo pay raises in exchange for keeping their jobs, union members told Hyperallergic.