Introduced by Christian Rattemeyer, the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings; followed by a Q & A with director Mario Garcia Torres
Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1391/2012. Afghanistan/Mexico. Directed by Mario Garcia Torres. Tea is an essay film documenting an artistic gesture surrounding Alighiero Boetti’s One Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. What does it mean to return to a place while visiting it for the first time? How a guest can become a host due to a years-late arrival? How far, really, is Afghanistan from Mexico? These questions, as they pertain to the relationship between Boetti and Mario Garcia Torres, are considered in the film. In Dari, English, Spanish; English subtitles. 64 min.
In conjunction with the exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan
Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis online, at the information desk, or at the film desk after 4:00 p.m.
To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the film desk at 11 West 53 Street beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the program.