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AUTHOR: SOPHIE CAVOULACOS

Posts by Sophie Cavoulacos
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July 22, 2013  |  Film
Stars and Étoiles in Pour Vous
Installation view of Glamour Vérité—Paris/Hollywood: Cinema’s Pour Vous Magazine, 1928–1940

Installation view of Glamour Vérité—Paris/Hollywood: Cinema’s Pour Vous Magazine, 1928–1940. February 6–August 12, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Jonathan Muzikar

Although it was only published from 1928 to 1940, the French film weekly Pour Vous was remarkably modern in its international perspective. Curators and consumers of contemporary culture are familiar with increasingly transnational modes of artistic production Read more

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January 4, 2013  |  Film, Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers’ The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

When Stephen and Timothy Quay were students at the Philadelphia College of Art in the late 1960s, they visited an exhibition of Polish poster art and were introduced to the aesthetics and cultural history of Eastern Europe. Since then, the literature, music, and cinema of Mitteleuropa has informed their work, notably through an interest in figures such as Bruno Schulz, Robert Walser, Leoš Janáček, and Franz Kafka. Read more