• La peinture cubiste

    1981. France. Thierry Kuntzel, Philippe Grandrieux. 49 min.

Saturday, October 13, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

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

  • La peinture cubiste

    1981. France. Directed by Thierry Kuntzel, Philippe Grandrieux. Produced for Regards Entendus, a French television series about painting and analysis, this video draws from Jean Paulhan's essay "Petit Aventure Nocturne," in which Paulhan describes the moment when he "walked through a Cubist painting"—he entered his living room and was temporarily blinded by bright sunlight, so much so that he had to struggle to find the space he knew so well. Shot in both film and video, the work is an aggressive dialogue between the sharply defined space of cinema and the indistinct, almost fluid realm of video. By describing something specific to painting, both "Petit Aventure Nocturne" and La peinture cubiste provide an insight into the artistic definitions of Paulhan's, and Kuntzel and Grandrieux's, own forms. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix, New York. In French; no subtitles. 49 min.

In the Film exhibition In Memoriam: Thierry Kuntzel (1948–2007)

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