Proto-Cinema: Contemporary Art and the Geometry of Motion

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

From Warhol's conceptual use of filmmaking in Empire to Olafur Eliasson's incorporation of cinematic effects in his environments and installations, the mechanics of the projected and perceived image have played a significant role in the art of recent decades. This program explores how contemporary artists address the interstice between film and photography by deconstructing the mediums through various conceptual uses, and how such elements are incorporated into exhibitions. Participants include Kerry Brougher, Acting Director and Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; and Anthony McCall, artist. The program is moderated by Klaus Biesenbach and Roxana Marcoci, organizers of the exhibition.

In conjunction with the exhibitions Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s and Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the film desk.