Like a digital snake eating its tail, digital art now has a (digital) museum it can call home.
A son of the Chicago suburbs, Jeremy Polacek has somehow lived in New York City longer than in that metropolis of the Midwest. Often found in the dim light of the theatre or library, he tweets at @JeremyPolacek.
After 44 Elusive Years, a French New Wave Masterpiece Comes to Theaters
As it might be if Harper Lee or Thomas Pynchon ambled out of seclusion and made appearances at bookstores and literary conferences, the world theatrical premiere of Out 1: Noli me Tangere is not simply a coming-out party.
A Reverential Close-up of Robert Frank Leaves Questions Unasked
In its day, Auguste Rodin’s now esteemed 1876 sculpture “The Bronze Age” roused the considerable ill will of art critics, most notably for the belief that it was cast from a live model.
A Pair of Filmmakers Captures the World in 16mm
The films of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler are silent, brief, and sagely meandering — luminous contemplations of life, film, and the intimacies between the two.
Art Projects That Toe the Line Between Sharing and Surveillance
This is going to sound absurd, but: who watches the watchers of the watchmen?
The Biennial of the Americas Hints at Denver’s Growing Pains and Arts Scene
DENVER — It’s tempting to draw a connection between the growth of the biennial and the widespread changes of the surrounding city.
Seeing Mexico Through the Lens of One of Its Great Cinematographers
When it comes to the celebrity of film crews, fame is not fickle; it dotes lovingly on the director.
Turning a Classic Soviet Sci-Fi Flick into a Live Performance
Layered with live performances, multimedia feeds, and casts in which everyone is an actor (including the cameramen and musicians), Doris Mirescu’s plays channel the model of the fun house.
The Fine Line Between Fiction and Truth in the Art of the Reel
Real, surreal, not quite real, a spectacular con — truth is found in many forms.
The Fantastical Paradoxes of Afrofuturist Film
Imaginative, aesthetic, historically fixated, and cosmically liberated, afrofuturism could be subject to low budgets, racism, sexism, and indifference, and still count itself a master of radiant ideas.
The Limits of Shedding Light on Grief
Anguished, powerful, and problematic as they are, there is a heavy bar to what images of war and suffering can do, and what they can carry beyond cynicism, voyeurism, or spectacle.
Cuba’s Cinematic Revolution
Critical, frenzied, imaginative, and committed, the works of Communist Cuba’s first generation of filmmakers helped reinvigorate and reinterrogate revolutionary cinema.