Christopher Williams. <i>Cutaway model Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZM/Focal length: 15mm. Aperture range: 2.8–22. No./of elements/groups: 11/9/Focusing range: 0.3 m–infinity. Image ratio at close range: 1:18/Coverage at close range: 43 cm × 65 cm. Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 110/ 100/77"/Filter: M 72 × 0.75. Weight: 500 g. Length: 86 mm/Product no. black: 30 82016. Serial no.: 15555891./(Subject to change.)/Manufactured by Carl Zeiss AG, Camera Lens Division, Oberkochen, Germany
Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf/January 18, 2013</i>. 2013. Pigmented inkjet print, paper: 16 × 20" (40.6× 50.8 cm); framed: 30 1/2 × 33 3/8" (77.5 × 84.8 cm). Private collection. © Christopher Williams

An Evening with Christopher Williams

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

In conjunction with his retrospective exhibition, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, the artist joins Stuart Comer, MoMA's Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, for a discussion of Williams's longstanding engagement with cinema. The conversation will touch upon Williams's Carte Blanche screening series, which features films by Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Harun Farocki, Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Joris Ivens, Peter Kubelka, and Andy Warhol. Williams will also discuss and screen his own Super-8 films, made in 1979 while he was a student at CalArts. The evening will be introduced by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, and curator of the exhibition at MoMA.

In conjunction with the exhibition Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

In the Film exhibitions Carte Blanche: Christopher Williams and Modern Mondays

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